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Baker Donelson understands the invaluable role staff members play in the success of our Firm and serving our clients, so we look for the best and brightest. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, competitive pay and a diverse working environment.

 

Case Assistant - Ft. Lauderdale

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Case Assistant in its Ft. Lauderdale, FL office. The ideal candidate will be extremely professional, and possess exceptional communication, organizational, and computer skills.  Essential duties will include:

Maintain and track organizational and scheduling details for a large volume of cases, including coordination of inspections, depositions, mediations, conferences, and hearings when necessary.

Communicate via email and telephone with relevant and interested parties regarding open matters, scheduling, coordination, and other matters.

Assist with preparation of litigation and discovery notices, and other case-related events.

Review, organize, and maintain paper and electronic files for large volume of cases, including review of same to identify pertinent information for handling attorneys.

Assist with preparation of case during pleadings, discovery, and trial stages by drafting and preparing simple pleadings and motions, notices, form jury instructions, pretrial statements and orders, witness and exhibit lists, discovery and trial subpoenas, and such additional documents as may be instructed by handling attorneys.

Provide routine and/or requested status updates to client.

Provide regular updates on upcoming deadlines and events to handling attorneys, and help with deadline management.

Assist with maintenance of email service inbox for Ft. Lauderdale office, including ensuring all papers appropriately filed and deadlines calendared.

Assist with other administrative and/or clerical duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Office administrative experience.  Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under deadlines; must be proficient in Microsoft Office, most specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently, and to follow instructions of attorneys, secretaries, and paralegals in a fast-paced and demanding environment.   Must be willing to learn new tasks, adapt to change easily, and quickly triage email traffic.  Paralegal or junior paralegal experience, including experience in billing time, a bonus.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. Please click here to apply. 

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Legal Collections Specialist - Memphis or Birmingham

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Legal Collections Specialist in its Memphis, TN or Birmingham, AL offices. The Client Accounts Specialist is responsible for collection activities such as sending follow-up inquiries, implementing stop work on accounts and negotiating with past due accounts.

Key Responsibilities include:

  1. Compile information for reporting of the progress of collections and accounts receivable aging.
  2. Analyze, investigate and clarify problem accounts.
  3. Report problem and/or doubtful accounts to appropriate parties (CEO, COO, Managing Shareholders, Office Administrator, CFAO, Director of Revenue Services).
  4. Facilitate and expedite the allocations of aged accounts receivable.
  5. Monitor the opening of new matters for existing clients with collection and/or write-off issues.
  6. Monitor accounts with collection problems.
  7. Oversee automatic rebilling for the Firm, making sure that waivers and reminders are being generated and mailed.
  8. Follow up on approved electronically billed invoices.
  9. Monitor receivable write-offs for the Firm.
  10. Handle any client/attorney requests.
  11. Participate in monthly Client Accounts meetings to report collection status.
  12. Assist Manager with compiling, tracking and monitoring Firm fiscal year end process as requested.
  13. Handles other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Revenue Services.

Qualifications will include:

  1. Computer experience with knowledge of Windows XP Professional, Word, Excel, ARCS and ADERANT.
  2. Must have good organizational, communication and math skills.
  3. Must be detail oriented.
  4. Must be able to endure highly stressful situations in a fast-paced environment.
  5. Overtime is necessary.
  6. Some travel may be required.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. Please click here to apply. 

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Legal Secretary - Nashville

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz, PC has an opening for a highly skilled litigation secretary in its Nashville, TN office.  Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of legal experience; have administrative experience, exceptional communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively within a group or independently.  Candidate should be proficient in MS Word (high priority), Outlook and Excel and type a minimum of 65 words per minute with high accuracy. This position will support several attorneys. The candidate should be detail oriented and able to work well in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prioritizing and executing tasks quickly and accurately
  • Formatting and setting up documents including pleadings, briefs, correspondence, and other legal documents
  • Prepare shell documents for attorneys in preparation of discovery, orders, motions, and trial documents
  • Filing litigation documents with state and federal courts – knowledge of electronic filing is required
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Update and maintain files in a timely manner
  • Time entry, processing client bills, conducting client conflict checks, transcribing dictation
  • Maintain calendars with litigation dates and deadlines as well as other necessary dates
  • Reviewing vendor invoices and requesting checks for payment in a timely manner
  • Assisting attorneys and paralegals in preparation for hearings, mediations, arbitrations, trials

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. Please click here to apply. 

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity and marital status.

Legal Secretary - Washington, D.C.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz has an immediate opening for a highly skilled Legal Secretary in its Washington DC office.  Candidates should have 5+ years of experience, a positive attitude and a solid work ethic.  Prior experience in a law firm is a must.  This position will support 4 Attorneys.  The candidate must be detail oriented, extremely organized, able to work in a fast-paced environment, able to follow directions, and meet deadlines.  Responsibilities include preparing legal documents and correspondence, scanning, coordinating meetings and attorney calendars, travel arrangements, expense reports, time entry, running conflicts, opening and maintaining client files, and assisting with daily office tasks.  Must be proficient in heavy word processing skills to include use of styles.  The candidate must be able to demonstrate exceptional communication and organizational skills, work both independently and as part of a group.  The candidate must have excellent computer skills, proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint, and type a minimum of 65 wpm with high accuracy.  Excellent communication skills are required for both internal and external client relationships.  Excellent benefits, competitive salary.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States.  Resumés accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply. 

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

Litigation Paralegal - Chattanooga

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a litigation paralegal in its Chattanooga Office. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program and at least three years of prior defense litigation experience. The successful candidate will have experience performing the following tasks: Assisting trial counsel in all areas of client representation including drafting correspondence and pleadings; preparing discovery and discovery responses; document management; preparing for depositions, mediation, arbitration and trial and supporting attorneys at trial. The successful candidate must have a knowledge of court rules, proficiency in paper and e-filing (state and federal) and knowledge of court websites and research skills. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time, be willing to work overtime, if necessary, and willing to travel for trial. 

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and all employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

Litigation Paralegal - Houston

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a litigation paralegal in its Houston Office. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. A minimum of five years’ litigation experience is required. The successful candidate will have experience performing the following tasks: Assisting trial counsel in all areas of client representation including drafting correspondence and pleadings; preparing discovery and discovery responses; document management; preparing for depositions, mediation, arbitration and trial, and supporting attorneys at trial. The successful candidate must have a knowledge of court rules, proficiency in paper and e-filing (state and federal) and knowledge of court websites and research skills. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills. Each candidate should have an aptitude for detail, the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and be familiar with computerized databases, document management programs, and on-line services. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work overtime if necessary. Those preferring a part-time schedule will still be considered, depending upon availability.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. Please click here to apply. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Senior Immigration Paralegal - Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA, New Orleans, LA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL, or Tallahassee, FL

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a senior immigration paralegal. This position will be located in Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA, New Orleans, LA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL, or Tallahassee, FL. Applicants with pertinent experience may be considered from any city to work remotely. Candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program and at least 3-5 years of employment-based immigration experience to include preparation of labor certification applications, H-1B, L-1, and a variety of business immigration filings with both consular posts and USCIS (e.g., E, Blanket L, TN, Adjustment of Status, Immigrant Visa). Major responsibilities will involve substantial writing and research for EB-1 petitions, specialty occupation H-1Bs, and drafting waiver applications and responses to requests for evidence for attorney review. Additional responsibilities include: assisting attorney with determining case strategy; managing large volume of clients and tracking status of filings and documentation needed; gathering relevant documentation from clients; reviewing extensive case documentation received; assisting attorney with legal research; assembling and organizing filings with the government; drafting legal correspondence to the government and clients for attorney review; preparing appropriate forms for government agencies, maintaining fully paperless file copies. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills, including the willingness and ability to work directly with foreign nationals to gather information and documentation. All applicants should have an aptitude for detail; the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and have excellent facility with computer systems and the ability to learn and efficiently use new systems. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work overtime if necessary.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes accepted only for job posted. Please click here to apply. 

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Transactional Paralegal - Chattanooga

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a transactional paralegal in its Chattanooga Office. All candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. Resumes from entry level candidates will be considered.  Prior experience in a transactional practice setting a plus. Some responsibilities include: title and survey review; forming corporate entities; upkeep of corporate minute books; assisting in the preparation of draft loan and acquisition documents; gathering and reviewing due diligence; and ordering UCC searches. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills. All applicants should have an aptitude for detail, the ability to work efficiently, and to work under pressure with or without direct supervision. Each candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time and be familiar with computerized databases and on-line services. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work overtime if necessary.

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. Please click here to apply. 

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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