Law Clerk

To be considered for this position, please call 866-629-0327 and follow the instructions outlined by our Managing Partner. You can also send us an email at careers@chaffinluhana.com for more information.

About:

The Law Clerk will be responsible for initial client interviews, gathering case information, documents, and assisting attorneys in preparations for trial.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct initial client interviews to gather case information and document injuries and damages.
  • Assist attorneys in preparing for trials, hearings, mediations, and depositions by managing and organizing case files, exhibits, and other documents.
  • Conduct legal research on relevant laws, regulations, and legal articles to assist in case preparation.
  • Draft legal documents, including but not limited to pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and responses under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Liaise with clients, witnesses, court personnel, and other professionals to coordinate interviews, meetings, and court dates.
  • Manage and maintain schedules and deadlines for multiple cases to ensure timely filings and compliance with court requirements.
  • Obtain, review, and organize medical records, police reports, and other evidence critical to each case.
  • Prepare and send correspondence to clients, insurance companies, and opposing counsel.
  • Assist in the preparation of settlement documents.
  • Perform administrative duties as needed, such as filing, photocopying, and managing incoming and outgoing mail.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or higher in Paralegal Studies, Legal Studies, or a related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a law clerk or paralegal, preferably in personal injury law.
  • Strong understanding of legal terminology, court procedures, and documentation related to personal injury cases.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • High attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in legal research software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Compassionate and professional demeanor with the ability to maintain confidentiality and exhibit sensitivity to client needs.
  • Caring and compassionate attitude with clients that’s consistent with firm’s core value of Doing Good by Doing Right™.
  • Growth mindset—eager to become an invaluable member of the Chaffin Luhana team.
  • Be growth focused, resilient, smart, and compassionate (be a great listener).
  • Proven ability to assist attorneys and senior level paralegals.
  • Experience as a paralegal or legal assistant in a law firm setting, preferably a mass tort or personal injury firm.
  • Experience with drafting and filing complaints and other pleadings.
  • Experience and ability to review medical information and summarize the same with little supervision.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft suite and demonstrated comfort with technology.
  • We are paperless and expect you to be the same.
  • Friendly and calming phone etiquette – you can remain patient even in the most stressful situations.
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills – things get busy!
  • High attention to detail and superior organizational skills.

Benefits:

  • Salary based on prior experience and incentive bonus based on KPIs.
  • 401(k) with very attractive firm matching.
  • Health and dental insurance—we cover most (if not all) of the premiums (for typical team member) and we kick in up to $750 in an HSA.
  • FSA account—transit and healthcare.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) for pure fun and recharging, 10 yearly holidays paid so you can enjoy your friends and family and separate sick/bereavement days for those unfortunate times you need it.
  • We strive to close the entire firm between Christmas & New Year’s every year so the entire team can recharge their batteries with family and start the year fresh!
  • Bonusly awards—peer-to-peer recognition app—think Facebook for the team with cool .gifs (and rewards funded by the firm)!
  • Free annual dollars for continuing education!
  • A strong company culture with cool rewards, annual firm retreat and a spectacular holiday dinner!
  • Philanthropy— our motto is Doing Good by Doing Right in our practice and in our communities – you’ll get to participate in meaningful causes outside of the firm!
  • Team members also get to nominate their own charities for the CL Foundation to support during the holidays—putting their own mark on our Doing Good by Doing Right™ motto!

Note:

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions an employee in this position may be asked to perform. Duties, responsibilities, and requirements can be added, changed, or reduced by management to meet the business needs of the company.

Chaffin Luhana LLP does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities.