6812 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33625

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Paralegal

Description & Duties

Corless Barfield Trial Group is a boutique property damage and personal injury law firm located in Tampa, Florida.  We only work on a small number of large consequence cases.  Imagine working for three months on one case, every day, and meeting with lawyers, experts, jury consultants, and private investigators.  Our clients expect the very best from us, and we expect the same from our legal team.  We do not have high employee turnover, and oftentimes we find a need to introduce new talent, especially with the ability to manage a project plan, both on a tactical and strategic level.  Our experience speaks for itself, having delivered winning results in cases worth more than $10 million each.  If you join us, you will be in a trial within a year, and it will be both the most frightening as well as the most satisfying experience of your career.   Could you handle that? 

If we find the right candidate, the person will have proven success to the finish and we will train the ideal candidate if he or she can show us that they are an employee who can make a difference.  The right candidate must be able to work with modern tools, use technology, and be a team player.

General Skills and Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of state and federal court rules, filing procedures, etc.
  • Federal litigation experience
  • Self-drafting of legal documents for review by lawyers, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts, and legal memoranda
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of and exposure to engineering and contracting practices
  • Help prepare legal arguments, applications, and motions
  • Check and edit legal forms and documents for accuracy
  • Build and maintain databases and files as well as organize and track case files
  • Help with trial preparation including witness lists, exhibits, and trial binders
  • Investigate the facts of a case
  • Assist the lawyer in the courtroom
  • Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule interviews, meetings, and depositions
  • Good communication, analytical, organization, computer, stress tolerance, and interpersonal skills

Education and Training

An associate‚Äôs degree in paralegal studies, or a bachelor’s degree in a related field. In some cases, the right applicant may not have academic credentials but instead legal/government or law firm experience.  In addition, a technical understanding of a specific legal specialty can be helpful. Being a team player is essential.

To Apply

  • Submit resume detailing your experience
  • Submit a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit
  • Submit all materials to: tcorless@corlessbarfield.com