The FPA Job Bank is a service provided to the legal community.   Prospective employers are encouraged to utilize this service by contacting the Job Bank Chair Person with details about the position they seek to have filled. 

All inquiries by paralegals about job openings are confidential.

Current job openings are listed below:
(as of 9/18/18)


More info on the below positions can be found at https://careers-adr.icims.com/ and selecting “Fresno” from the Locations.

 


Sr. Paralegal

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit https://www.nationwide.com/

The Sr. Paralegal position will support Insurance defense litigation.

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of complex legal related tasks with minimum supervision. Provides professional assistance and support to the legal staff in the development, research, management and resolution of legal issues involving their respective business units. Prepares and drafts moderately complex legal documents, agreements and pleadings related to litigation and non-litigation matters.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Counsel/Paralegal Supervisor

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides broad based legal support services to attorneys and counsel in the form of legal research, drafting of legal and business communications, and internal systems support and maintenance.
2. Conducts legal research, analyzes and compiles data from multiple sources such as on-line references, digests, practice manuals or other sources. Researches statutes, regulations and court decisions. Prepares summaries of digests and recommendation resolution to legal questions. Prepares internal memos to team members and internal clients.
3. Drafts contracts, patent applications, resolutions and other legal documents for attorney review.
4. Drafts moderately complex depositions outlines/questions, motions, pleadings, subpoenas, orders and briefs for attorney review.
5. Analyzes and evaluates records and data for discovery. Drafts recommendations and correspondence to clients, claims attorneys, and customer with regard to discovery and legal matters.
6. Develops and maintains internal information data bases.
7. Conducts and evaluates open and closed paralegal file audits and informs attorneys and management of the audit results; makes appropriate recommendations for improvement.
8. Knows and applies the fundamental concept, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization. Maintains currency in both business unit and legal professional competencies.
9. May support litigation via the collection of information for interrogatories and response to requests for documentation.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Undergraduate studies in business administration, insurance or other related area preferred.
Designations: Certification in paralegal studies preferred.
Experience: Typically five or more years experience as a paralegal with proven performance .
Knowledge: In depth knowledge of paralegal concepts, procedures and practices. Proven knowledge in operations, practices and procedures of general counsel or civil litigation. Proven knowledge of filing requirements of relevant courts and administrative agencies. Must have a demonstrated knowledge in legal research and complex deposition motion practices as well as appellate procedures.
Skills/ Competencies: Strong analytical, research and organizational skills. Ability to set work priorities that conform with established standards. Capacity to administer projects with minimal supervision. Ability to give presentations in both formal and informal settings. Ability to design and maintain filing systems. Strong verbal and written skills for contact with associates, attorneys, clients and customers. Ability to operate a personal computer and related legal and business software and data bases.

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit https://www.nationwide.com/


OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA PARALEGAL OPPORTUNITIES

 The Office of the County Counsel, County of Santa Clara is recruiting to fill several SENIOR PARALEGAL positions in our San José offices. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2018.  The Senior Paralegal salary range is $35.60 to $43.10 per hour; $2,847.76 to $3,477.60 biweekly; $74,041.67 to $89,637.60 annually.  In addition, the County offers a comprehensive and attractive benefits program which includes retirement, medical, dental, vision, dependent care, medical reimbursement, and other benefits.

For your convenience, a PDF of the job announcement is attached to this email and a link to the on-line job announcement and application system is included.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/santaclara/jobs/2165012/senior-paralegal-county-counsel?page=6&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The Employer:

The County of Santa Clara Office of the County Counsel is one of the premier public law offices in the country and offers an interesting, varied, and dynamic practice.  The Office is recruiting to fill several Senior Paralegal positions to work as partners with attorneys and other legal assistants to provide legal administrative support. 

The Office of the County Counsel is the general counsel for the County of Santa Clara, including the Board of Supervisors and all County departments and agencies, as well as certain other public entities.  The Office provides all the day-to-day legal services expected from any in-house attorney, including advice and counsel regarding how to navigate emerging areas of law, civil litigation for the County, and negotiation and drafting of contracts and other legal documents.  The Office’s attorneys work in a wide array of practice areas, including civil litigation, labor and employment, health and hospital, law and justice, child welfare, probate/conservatorship, workers’ compensation, general government advice and transactions, real property and public works, civil and code enforcement, and social justice and impact litigation.  As public law attorneys, our work covers a wide array of policy matters that significantly affect the health, safety, and well-being of the County’s 1.9 million residents. 

The final filling date for applications is Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  

  • For further information on these career positions, please contact one of our Supervising Paralegals:

 Denise Sanders Email: denise.sanders@cco.sccgov.org; phone: 408-299-5941

Shelly Babowal Email: shelly.babowal@cco.sccgov.org; phone:  408-758-4281

Lisa Parkman: Email: lisa.parkman@cco.sccgov.org; phone: 408-758-4241

  • For information on the application and selection process, please contact:

 Sarah Gameros: Email: sarah.gameros@cco.sccgov.org; phone: 408-299-5919


HOPPE LAW GROUP

We are looking for a highly motivated and reliable Paralegal.  The successful candidate will work directly for attorneys and must be able to take detailed instructions and multi-task in a fast-paced, insurance defense, litigation practice.  Please submit cover letter, resume, professional references, and salary expectations via email to Allison@Hoppe-law.com.  If invited for an interview, candidate will be required to bring a writing sample.

Requirements:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding and usage of proper grammar, composition, spelling, and punctuation is essential.
  • Exceptional comprehension and time-management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and heavy workload.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Competent computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of Abacus, Outlook, Word, and Word Perfect.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with clients, insurance carriers, counsel, and support staff.
  • 5+ years of civil litigation and insurance defense experience.
  • Paralegal Certificate is required.
  • Must be able to work at a computer for considerable periods of time.
  • Position is full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • May require more than the 40-hour work week to perform the essential duties of this position.

Responsibilities:

  • All phases of discovery including, but not limited to, drafting discovery requests and responses, summarization, subpoenaing records and films, direct communication with clients, carriers, counsel, and support staff, retaining and working with experts as directed, scheduling and organizing medical examinations and inspections, preparation of legal documents, briefs, statements, and letters, fact investigation, trial preparation, and other assignments/tasks as needed.

Salary and Benefits:

To be determined, based on experience.  Benefits for eligible employees include paid vacation & sick leave, Group health insurance for employees, and 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan.

 


Legal Office Assistant

Seeking a full-time Office Assistant for a Criminal Defense practice. Candidate must be detail-oriented, organized, reliable and personable. Basic computer skills with comprehension of WordPerfect, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Candidate must be proficient in calendaring, preparing legal correspondence and communicating with clients. Responsibilities include: administrative duties, answering phones, scheduling and organizing files. Candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting the Attorney. As such, Candidate must be willing to take direction and constructive criticism. Spanish speaking skills are a plus, but not required. Salary is negotiable based on the experience of the applicant.

  • Education: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying
  •  Salary: based upon qualifications
  • Location: Fresno, CA 93711

Please email cover letter and resume to carol@yosemitelawyer.com


Wilkins, Drolshagen & Czeshinski LLP

The applicant must possess a Paralegal Certificate and should be familiar with summarization of written discovery and medical records, and be able to efficiently respond to written discovery and work in a fast-paced environment meeting regular deadlines. We are looking for someone who has experience with pre-litigation efforts required to obtain medical records and timely correspond with client regarding the same in connection with the preparation of plaintiffs personal injury claims. The firm uses Abacus, Outlook, Word and Word Perfect. Applicant must be dependable, reliable, motivated and take pride in their work. Salary is negotiable based on the experience of applicant.

Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits such as:

Medical insurance

Dental insurance

Vision insurance

401(k) Profit Sharing Plan

Paid Vacation & Sick Leave

Please submit cover letter with salary history and resume in a PDF format to:  j.wilkins@wdcllp.com.


US-CA-Fresno

Job Title Case Assistant

As a Case Assistant, the successful candidate will be an important member of a highly collaborative team in our Consumer Operations Division. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, the Case Assistant will be primarily responsible for providing administrative support on the case management process in accordance with the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association (AAA). We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to have a rewarding career in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. Our comprehensive benefits program includes the following: health and Rx, dental and orthodontia, vision, discounted pet insurance, disability insurance, basic and supplemental life insurance, 403(b) and Roth 403(b) retirement plans w/company match, a discounted corporate FitBit program, and generous paid time-off benefits.

Job ID CA Case Assistant

Job Locations US-CA-Fresno

Job Title Case Administrator II

As a Case Administrator II, the successful candidate will be an important member of a highly collaborative team in our Labor, Employment and Elections Division. Reporting to the Manager of ADR Services, the Case Administrator will be responsible for providing advanced case management of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in accordance with the rules and procedures of the AAA and applicable laws; serves as an impartial liaison to the parties and their representatives; possesses an in-depth understanding of ADR processes and their application to different cases. We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to have a rewarding career in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. Our comprehensive benefits program includes the following: health and Rx, dental and orthodontia, vision, discounted pet insurance, disability insurance, basic and supplemental life insurance, 403(b) and Roth 403(b) retirement plans w/company match, a discounted corporate FitBit program, and generous paid time-off benefits.

Job ID 2018-1374

Job Locations US-CA-Fresno

Job Title Part-Time Administrative Assistant

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is seeking an Administrative Assistant in our Fresno Case Management Center (CMC) to fulfill a Part-Time role. You will be relied on to remotely provide administrative and clerical support to 2 executives in our San Diego Regional Office. The role includes assisting with the administration of arbitration cases, handling confidential information, and working on special projects.    The American Arbitration Association offers a comprehensive benefits program, which includes 403(b) retirement plan, paid time off, paid holidays, EAP and a pre-tax commuter benefit plan.

Job ID CA-1020


Contract Paralegal – Civil Litigation– Petrie Dorfmeier, LLP (Fresno)

Petrie Dorfmeier, LLP is seeking a Contract Paralegal, must possess a Paralegal Certificate. The candidate should be familiar with summarization of written discovery and medical records, and be able to efficiently respond to written discovery. We offer a flexible work schedule. The firm uses Abacus, Outlook, Word and Word Perfect.

Please submit your resume to laleman@pdmlegal.com


Employment Law Firm seeking professional, and reliable full-time paralegal or legal secretary.

Applicant should have excellent attendance, be self-motivated, and able to multi-task.  Send cover letter, resume, professional references, and salary expectations to Kevin Schwin at Kevin@Schwinlaw.com.

Requirements:

  • Minimum one year of legal secretarial or paralegal experience, preferably with litigation.
  • Certification as a paralegal is a plus.
  • Experience with E-Filing is a plus.
  • Experience with preparing initial drafts of documents from templates is a plus.
  • Experience with employment litigation is a plus.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to use legal billing programs.  This office is currently transferring from Abacus to Clio.
  • Ability to use Dropbox and Google Drive are essential.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, composition, spelling, and punctuation are essential.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with clients, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and the general public.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and accurately complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Documentation skills, meeting planning, supply management, telephone skills, office experience – general Microsoft Office proficiency, verbal communication, internal communication, dependability, professionalism, and client relationships.
  • Excellent attendance is a must.
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

 Responsibilities:

  • Answer client questions and requests, set appointments.
  • Complete Client Intakes.
  • Produce information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation.
  • Use MS Word and MS Outlook.
  • Use Google Calendar for calendaring.
  • Conserve attorneys’ time by initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and attorney meetings; scheduling couriers, court appearances dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering.
  • Represent attorney by communicating and obtaining information; following-up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney.
  • Prepare invoices; track payments.
  • Draft checks and balance checkbook.
  • Provide historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventative maintenances requirements; calling for repairs.
  • Confidentiality, punctuality, reliability, professionalism and consistency are essential.

Job Type:

  • Full-time, normal business hours.

Experience:

  • Experience in a law firm setting, preferably including litigation and dealing with all kinds of people. Education and experience are considered together.

Salary and Benefits:

  • To be determined, based on experience.  Pay will range from $15 per hour to $25 per hour initially.  Pay raises will be provided at the Attorney’s discretion based upon performance.  90 day probationary period.  At Attorney’s discretion, health care may be offered upon completion of the 90 day probationary period.

Job Location:

  • Fresno, CA (93728)

Fresno law office has an immediate opening for a skilled and experienced paralegal in civil litigation and construction defect.  Candidate must have excellent writing and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be a team player.  Candidate must also have a good understanding of the litigation and discovery process, familiar with construction and insurance terminology and methods, and experience in reviewing, organizing, and evaluating large volumes of construction documents and medical records.  The position also requires experience in preparing and tracking subpoenas for records and preparing detailed analytical document summaries, chronologies, and timelines.  Trial preparation experience is also a significant plus.  Position requires a Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved or equivalent program, and a minimum of 3 years of experience.  Compensation contingent upon level of experience.  Please email resume and cover letter to cwalker@wshblaw.com.


LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL POSITION

Employment and Business Law Firm seeking professional, and reliable full-time paralegal or legal secretary. Excellent working environment and great benefits. Applicant should have excellent attendance, be self-motivated, and able to multi-task.  Send cover letter, resume, professional references, and salary expectations to Michael J. F. Smith.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of legal secretarial experience, preferably with litigation.
  • Experience with E-Filing is a plus.
  • Experience with preparing initial drafts of documents from templates is a plus.
  • Ability to type a minimum of 60 words per minute.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook. (We are a Mac office.)
  • Knowledge of English grammar, composition, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with clients, associates, and the general public.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and accurately complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Documentation skills, meeting planning, supply management, telephone skills, office experience – general, Mac and Microsoft Office proficiency, verbal communication, internal communication, dependability, professionalism, client relationships.
  • Excellent attendance is a must.
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

 Responsibilities:

  • Answer client questions and requests, set appointments.
  • Complete Client Intake Questionnaires.
  • Produce information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation.
  • Use WORD and Excel. (We are a Mac office.)
  • Conserve attorneys’ time by initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and attorney meetings; scheduling couriers, court appearances dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering.
  • Represent attorney by communicating and obtaining information; following-up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney.
  • Prepare invoices; track payments.
  • Calendaring.
  • Provide historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence.
  • Maintain office supplies by checking stocks; placing and expediting orders.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventative maintenances requirements; calling for repairs.
  • Confidentiality, punctuality, reliability, professionalism and consistency are essential.

Job Type:

  • Full-time, normal business hours.

Experience:

  • Experience in a law firm setting, preferably including litigation and dealing with all kinds of people. Education and experience are considered together.

Salary:

  • To be determined, based on experience.

Job Location:

  • Fresno, CA (93711)

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Paralegal Wanted

Baradat & Paboojian is seeking paralegal with a minimum of 5 years experience in the area of Personal Injury/Civil Litigation.  Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be detail oriented.  Experience with MS Word, MS Outlook, Word Perfect, CompuLaw, Legal Solutions, calendaring, experience and knowledge of court/filing procedures is required. Duties will include but not limited to Trial Preparation, communication with experts and assist clients in responding to discovery.  Individual should have a superior work ethic, be self-motivated, capable of multi-tasking and work well with others.

Pay based on experience.

If interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to Jason Bell at jsb@bplaw-inc.com