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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.

 

Global Business Legal Secretary - Atlanta

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz, PC has an opening for a highly skilled secretary supporting the firm’s Global Business Team in its Atlanta, GA office.  All candidates must be fluent in German and English.  Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of working experience in a law firm or administrative setting, exceptional communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively within a group or independently.  Candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Office. This full-time position will support several attorneys.  The candidate should be detail oriented and able to work well in a fast paced, busy environment.  Responsibilities include preparing legal documents and correspondence, proofreading, scanning, coordinating meetings, processing client bills, communication with domestic and international clients, monitoring AR/AP, conducting client conflict checks, opening and maintaining client files, translation of legal documents and correspondence, and supporting business development and marketing activities. 

Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States.  Resumes only accepted for job posted.  This position is on-site in Atlanta, GA.  Remote candidates will not be considered at this time. 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.

Help Desk Specialist - Any Baker Donelson Office

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a front line help desk support specialist located in any of our offices.  A candidate with three or more years of experience working in a legal environment is desired (legal secretary, paralegal, etc.).  We may be willing to train a candidate on the technical requirements depending on that candidate’s level of experience working with attorneys and legal staff.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing remote support via telephone and remote access to end-users.
  • Proficiency in Windows 10 operating system and Office 365 , Net Documents document management system; applications w/emphasis on Outlook, Word and Excel; DocsCorp Suite (pdfDocs, CompareDocs)
  • Ability to research technical issues and document solutions in a timely manner.
  • Tracking incidents through resolution, providing written solutions to problems for Knowledge Base.
  • Communicating effectively with both unskilled and skilled PC users.
  • Handling sensitive and/or confidential documents and information.

Job Requirements will include:

  • Knowledge of Document Management Systems (Net Documents)
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications (including PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word styles, legal numbering, tables, etc.)
  • Knowledge of legal systems & usage a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

Applications/Resumes submitted will only be considered for the current position 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, Birmingham, Atlanta, Houston, Chattanooga, Baton Rouge or New Orleans

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Legal Collections Specialist. 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 Research Analyst - Birmingham, Jackson, Johnson City, Tallahassee or Ft. Lauderdale

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Legal Research Analyst. This position can be located in its Birmingham, AL, Jackson, MS, Johnson City, TN, Ft. Lauderdale, or Tallahassee, FL office. The Legal Research Analyst is responsible for providing reference and expert research services firm-wide under general supervision and according to Firm policies and procedures. The essential duties of this position include:

  • Providing efficient, cost-effective, reliable expert research and reference support to lawyers, legal assistants and admin departments utilizing the most appropriate online databases and material on a daily basis.
  • Instructs patrons in best use of research materials and online databases.
  • Participates in pilot programs evaluating new research products and testing applications.
  • Actively engages professional development in order to maintain expert-level knowledge and stay abreast of changes and enhancements to all firm resources.
  • Builds and produces current awareness newsletters, alerts and tracks as well as monitors legislative issues, as requested.
  • Promptly assigns reference inquires to self, corresponds with requestor and records details of completed research requests in the firm research que, Quest.
  • Assists in creating user reference guides, training development and other initiatives to promote awareness and support end-users.
  • Assist in maintaining up-to-date research resources across practice group sites as changes/additions occur with the various databases.
  • Assist in driving strategy and product development.
  • Production of white papers on industry hot topics to best inform our attorneys and/or clients on an as needed basis.

Job Requirements include:

  • High school diploma required. BA, MLS and/or JD desired.
  • 3+ years of legal reference and research experience with deep and broad knowledge of legal materials and databases used to support the firm's vast array of practice areas and jurisdictions.
  • Proficient in legal research databases and software programs to include, but not limited to Westlaw Edge, Wolters Kluwer-Cheetah, Bloomberg Law, PACER, Monitor Suite, Courthouse News Service, Checkpoint RIA, HeinOnline, Drafting Assistant, Accurint, Quest and TLO strongly preferred.
  • Professional interpersonal skills required in order to communicate and follow instructions effectively and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple competing requests and demands, providing high level of customer service and maintaining a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and well organized to work independently or collaboratively against tight deadlines.

Applications/Resumes submitted will only be considered for the current position 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 - New Orleans

The New Orleans, LA office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz has an opening for a highly skilled legal secretary with 3+ years of transactional experience to support a busy practice. Qualified candidate must be proactive and have strong interpersonal skills as well as the ability to use good judgment in handling administrative tasks in a timely manner. Attention to detail, solid computer proficiencies, and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and problem solve is required.  Responsibilities include complex editing, redlining, and formatting of various legal documents, letters, spreadsheets and presentations. Additionally, candidate may be requested to research and obtain information, facilitate the completion of various forms and processes, and other administrative tasks, such as  calendaring, assisting with time entry, making travel arrangements, and preparing expense reports. Litigation experience a plus.  Candidate must have proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, document compare software, superior proof reading ability, and type a minimum of 65 words per minute with high accuracy.

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.

Litigation Paralegal - Ft. Lauderdale or Nashville

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a litigation paralegal.  This position will be located in Nashville, Tennessee or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.   All candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program with one to four years of experience in defense litigation.  Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills.  All candidates should have an aptitude for detail, the ability to work efficiently, the ability to work under pressure with or without direct supervision, and the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time. Knowledge of state and federal court rules and procedures, proficiency in paper and e-filing (state and federal), knowledge of court websites, and research skills are preferred.  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 response; requesting and summarizing medical records; preparing for depositions, mediation, arbitration, trial; and document management. 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. 

Real Estate Transactional Paralegal - Chattanooga

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a transactional paralegal in its Chattanooga Office.  This position will be located in  Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, or Atlanta, GA.    All candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program.  Prior experience in a transactional practice setting a plus. Resumes from entry level candidates will be considered.  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. Candidates must be flexible, have regular attendance and be willing to work overtime if necessary.

Applications/Resumes submitted will only be considered for the current position 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. 

Runner - Tallahassee

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC has an opening at the beginning of August, 2021, for a General Support Office Clerk/Runner in its Tallahassee office.
Responsibilities and Qualifications include but are not limited to:
• Possessing interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with and follow instruction of attorneys and staff, and provide information with courtesy and tact; Working effectively within a group or independently; Being a team player with the ability to handle whatever tasks are necessary to support the office;
• Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints;
• Familiarity and knowledge of typical office equipment, including computer and copiers; keyboard and data entry skills using standard computer office software;
• A working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint (ability to prepare and edit) and Excel;
• Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors and possess a high level of accuracy with attention to detail in all communications and work;
• Answering phones, taking and relaying messages, setting up multi-party conference calls, preparing WebEx invitations, arranging travel schedules and reservations, scheduling of meetings, conferences, conference rooms, and appointments for attorneys, maintaining multiple electronic calendars, entering attorney time, and other administrative tasks;
• Receiving clients and visitors, maintaining good public relations with clients, observing confidentiality of attorney-client relationships; Possessing exceptional client service skills;
• Scanning, copying, faxing, assembling documents and reports;
• Organizing, maintaining, and closing files;
• Conducting client conflict checks;
• Bates stamping documents, and preparing ShareFile communications (will train);
• Processing, sorting, and distributing incoming mail, preparing outgoing mail or packages for shipment, and following up on timely delivery;
• Making daily bank deposits;
• Cleaning, organizing, and stocking kitchens, copy room, storage, and conference rooms as needed;
• Stocking copier and printers on a daily basis;
• Setting up Video Conferences;
• Performing Postage Meter Updates;
• Performing monthly inspections on AED Machine;
• Assisting with IT issues;
• Having ability to lift up to 50 pounds;
• Running errands for the office using personal vehicle;
• Maintaining a valid FL Driver's License, clean driving record, and proof of insurance by providing a Declaration page with the following coverage requirements: Accident $300,000, Property $50,000, and Liability $100,000;
• Provide References Upon Request.
• Availability to work 40 hours per week @ $12.00 per hour.
Must provide minimum authorization to work in the United States. Resumes only accepted for job posted. 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.

Senior Immigration Paralegal - Houston

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, P.C. has an immediate opening for a bilingual (Spanish and English) senior immigration paralegal.  This position will be located in  Houston, TX.   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, and a variety of business immigration filings with both consular posts and USCIS (e.g., E, 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. 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.

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