Bilingual Spanish Paralegal

Bridge City Law | Portland, OR

Posted Date 6/25/2024
Description

Bridge City Law is a different kind of personal injury law firm. We are a team of legal professionals who share the same values and beliefs about how people deserve to be treated and have built our success on serving and being of service to our clients.

At Bridge City Law, we believe the work we do is not just a job. How we care for our clients, support our teammates, be of service in our community, and contribute to caring for our environment are as important as the legal work we do for our clients.

To ensure we meet and maintain the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, every three years, we voluntarily participate in a rigorous assessment and certification process, administered and verified by the global non-profit B Lap to receive our B Corp Certification.

We passionately seek justice for our clients and help them navigate a complex legal system by providing expertise and guidance, and taking care of their legal needs, so they can focus on what’s most important — recovering from their injuries, caring for their families, and managing their work and other responsibilities.

One of our core values at Bridge City Law is responsiveness and we aim for excellence in our interactions and communications with both our clients and team members. Efficient, well-organized, and clearly communicated processes, procedures, and systems are the foundation for our exceptional service approach and key to our success.

We value work-life, and personal-life balance, and have cultivated exceptional office morale and an environment where quality of life is the culture. Bridge City Law offers a hybrid work model designed to support flexibility in managing work and personal responsibilities with greater ease.

Our firm embraces inclusion and prioritizes cultivating a diverse team of professionals. We contribute to positive social change by participating in community programs that elevate and advance equity and inclusivity and drive innovation and sustainability to address our most pressing environmental needs.


OBJECTIVES FOR THE PARALEGAL POSITION
A Bridge City Law Paralegal assists in the delivery of legal services by providing administrative support for the efficient and organized flow and functioning of your attorney’s caseload. The Paralegal for each Bridge City Law attorney ensures that clients are treated with warmth, care, respect, and professionalism from the first phone call to claim completion. This includes but is not limited to calls being returned promptly, questions are answered thoroughly, and clients are well informed and assisted to be prepared for each step of the personal injury claims process.


REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum of five years of paralegal experience
- Bilingual Spanish speaking
- Commitment to working for and in support of a values-based, purpose-driven organization
- Team contributor
- We welcome interest from candidates outside of the Portland area, however, you will need to establish residence in the Portland metro area prior to starting the position.


SKILLS
- Prior experience working in a personal injury law firm, and familiarity with the personal injury claims process, and litigation are helpful
- Advanced skill level with Google Workspace, Google Documents, Google Sheets, and Microsoft Office products, including Calendar, Word, and Excel
- Experience using Adobe Pro, including converting other types of documents into .pdf, compiling .pdf documents, paginating .pdf documents, and searching .pdf documents


COMPETENCIES
- Comfortable with self-reflection, willing to learn, and capable of working through growth opportunities and conflict honestly and openly
- Punctual and dependable, excellent work attendance
- Consistently maintain a professional demeanor, appearance, and work environment
- Self-motivated and able to work independently
- Positive attitude
- Well-organized and excellent time management skills
- High-level attention to detail
- Strong multi-tasking skills

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Adhere to and participate in the firm’s environmental and social programs and policies
- Setting up, organizing, and maintaining client files in electronic filing system
- Setting up attorney and client appointments
- Tracking important case deadlines and managing the attorney’s calendar
- Ordering medical records and assisting with discovery
- Coordinating the collection, review, and production of documents
- Preparing legal documents and correspondence
- Assisting with the filing and service of pleadings
- Legal research, fact-checking, and investigation
- Assisting attorney with arbitration, mediation, and trial preparation
- Interacting with clients, attorneys, and other professionals to discuss case details
- Data entry and general administrative tasks such as scanning and filing
- Provide caring and compassionate responses to clients’ questions calling about their claims
- Provide back-up phone support when needed


COMPENSATION PACKAGE
- The base salary for this position ranges from $55K to $60K based on the candidate’s experience and skills.
- This position offers an additional $1,250 quarterly performance bonus -- based on meeting the outlined goals for each quarter.
- The full-time position comes with the following benefits:
- An inclusive, welcoming, and caring culture
- 401(k) with a 3% employer contribution
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance or HSA, including free preventative care
- Flexible spending accounts
- 80 hours of paid time off in your first year
- Paid and unpaid sick leave where applicable
- Short and long-term disability
- Downtown parking expense allowance
- Parental and family leave
- Paid quarterly team and personal community service days

We are an equal opportunity employer and believe that each individual in our firm, the way we serve our clients, and how we contribute to our community are better when there is equity, and diverse perspectives come together.

Listing Type
Jobs | On-Site
Categories
Legal
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Min
55000
Salary Max
65000
Salary Type
/yr.

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