Hennessy & Roach

Legal Assistant

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  • Full Time
  • Overland Park, KS

Job Description

Company Description

Hennessy & Roach, P.C. is a law firm defending employers in Workers’ Compensation and defendants in General Liability matters. H&R is based in Chicago with additional offices in Springfield, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Indiana; Overland Park, KS; Omaha, Nebraska; and Brentwood, Tennessee. The firm handles matters throughout the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Tennessee. Founded by Thomas G. Hennessy and James P. Roach on May 17, 1993, the firm continues to grow.

Job Description

Successful law firm seeks a full time Legal Assistant for our Overland Park, Kansas location.

Candidate must possess excellent organizational skills and have comprehensive experience with the legal profession. This position requires a highly motivated, organized professional capable of functioning in a fast-paced, challenging legal environment.

Schedule: In Office Monday through Friday.  Hybrid work options after one year of employment.

The Legal Assistant enhances attorneys’ effectiveness in handling cases, communication with clients, and obtaining needed evidence for available defenses; monitoring case development and deadlines; and supporting attorney's trial and deposition settings. This position will support two attorneys with the preparation of documents for worker’s comp defense and general liability cases.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Keep cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software (PerfectLaw).
  • Communicate effectively with clients, adjusters, attorneys, court personnel, judges, etc.
  • Perform clerical duties such as saving emails, answering phones, invoicing, composing correspondence, processing mail, scanning documents, etc.
  • Organize medical records and schedule medical appointments including IME appointments.
  • Schedule and maintain electronic docketing of deadlines, depositions, hearings, etc.
  • Make sure electronic and physical filing for every attorney is completed and up to date.
  • Prepare status emails and correspondence.
  • Ensure tasks are completed timely and properly documented.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Skills and Qualifications:

  •  High school diploma or GED (or equivalent) required, Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience supporting attorneys in a legal office setting required.
  • Experience supporting attorneys in a workers’ compensation firm preferred.
  • Experience with electronic filing for workers’ compensation and general liability preferred.
  • Working knowledge of court rules and procedures.
  • Microsoft Outlook and Word experience required; Excel, PowerPoint and Teams experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with case management software, preferably PerfectLaw.
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent telephone, writing, and proofreading skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Must have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as to work independently.
  • Organization, Planning, Attention to Detail, and Dependability.
  • Firm and Client Confidentiality required.
Additional Information

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account (FSA), Health Spending Account (HSA), Short Term & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Critical Illness & Accident Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and 401(k)/Roth retirement plan with company match.


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

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