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Now Hiring! Paralegal/ Legal Assistant — Litigation

PARALEGAL/ LEGAL ASSISTANT – LITIGATION  – Mankato, MN: Farrish Johnson Law Office, Chtd., a seven attorney law firm located in Mankato, Minnesota, seeks a Paralegal/Legal Assistant for its Litigation Practice Group. The Paralegal/Legal Assistant will be responsible for assisting the attorney by performing administrative work, but also a significant amount of substantive work. General duties include the following:

  • Maintaining file organization, both electronically and in a physical file
  • Monitoring calendars and scheduling appointments
  • Tracking court and document deadlines
  • Responding to deadlines in a timely manner
  • Preparing discovery requests and reviewing discovery responses
  • Drafting pleadings, subpoenas, discovery requests and correspondence
  • Generating status reports; preparing case summaries and mediation materials
  • Documenting actions
  • Maintaining client contact and communicating case progress
  • Screening incoming referrals and cold calls
  • Conducting eFiling through the Minnesota Court’s online eFiling System
  • Preparing for trial proceedings by preparing exhibits, scheduling witnesses, organizing evidence and taking courtroom notes
  • Participating in continuing education and reading professional publications

The idea candidate will have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and have a keen attention to detail; 2-3 years legal assistant/paralegal experience preferred; familiarity with civil litigation and legal procedures preferred; computer literacy including Microsoft Office and Adobe Pro; excellent communication skills; ability to multitask and work under pressure; demonstrate flexibility to prioritize workflow.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please send a resume and cover letter via email to: All applications will be held in confidence.