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Legal Assistant

General Purpose

The Legal Assistant position is a role that will report directly to the Paralegal for our Missouri Work Comp program.  The Legal Assistant position requires the ability to communicate effectively with partners, customers, and WellRithms leadership.  In addition, this position must be able to maintain and organize hearing files, provide support to paralegal/counsel, review pleadings, letters, notices, and follow-up routinely on existing hearing cases. This individual will work closely with the Paralegal and other internal teams to ensure all deadlines surrounding workers’ compensation hearing cases are completed in a timely manner.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review pleadings, letters, and hearing notices.

  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures and communicate effectively.

  • Demonstrate ability to set priorities and strong attention to detail.

  • Provide practice support to attorneys and paralegals to ensure deadlines are met.

  • Create and organize case specific databases and maintain case custodian lists on assigned cases.  

  • Highly self-motivated, with the ability to partner effectively with cross functional teams to achieve desired business results.

  • Implement document dispute holds and review strategy prior to distribution.

  • Specific attention to detail and coordinate with paralegal, secretary, and hearing team.  

  • Perform administrative duties including monitoring, responding to email, data entry, and maintaining organized systems for tracking tasks and deadlines.


  • ​Minimum of three (3) years of legal experience working with a firm.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills 

  • Demonstrate the ability to use MS Office products and other corporate software as required.

  • Ability to work independently.   

  • Ability to meet deadlines.  

  • Ability to update spreadsheets, claim/bill files and email correspondence. 

  • Proficient in MS Office items (Excel, Word, Power point).

  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills including courteous telephone etiquette

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