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Legal Assistant/Scheduling Paralegal – Asheville

Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP, a civil defense firm with offices throughout the Carolinas seeks an experienced civil litigation legal assistant/scheduling paralegal for its Asheville office. This position would primarily assist in the defense of motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, and other tort claims. Candidates must be detail-oriented, have a professional demeanor, be able to work independently, be able to handle large volumes of work in a fast-paced environment, and be a team player.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Schedule mediations/depositions noticing all participants
  • Prepare deposition notices
  • Calendar/docket hearings, discovery and other deadlines
  • Prepare subpoenas and contact witnesses for scheduling purposes
  • Prepare Designation of Mediator form
  • Draft motions, requests for extensions of time to respond to Motions, Response to Motions
  • Record daily time entry into PerfectLaw case management system
  • Accommodate attorney preferences for scheduling his or her time
  • Communicate with staff inside and outside the firm regarding scheduling activities
  • Manage multiple requests from attorneys at the same time
  • Communicate and resolve competing priorities when appropriate
  • Summarizing and analyzing medical records and discovery
  • Conducting social media and other background investigation
  • Drafting correspondence, pleadings, and discovery
  • Communicating with clients
  • Coordinating with experts
  • Overall case management of litigation files
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned by Supervising Attorneys or Management

We prefer candidates with a minimum of two years of North Carolina litigation experience. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat products and have knowledge of case management software  A successful legal assistant/scheduling paralegal will be able to support several attorneys, complete tasks as assigned in timely fashion, manage deadlines, produce thorough and accurate work product, and have the ability to change priorities for rush projects when needed.

Work environment:

The Asheville office of Hedrick Gardner is located downtown. It is currently a small, cooperative office with 3-4 attorneys and 2 staff positions.  For this reason, this position will work primarily in the office on most days and provide back up for a legal assistant/receptionist role as needed.  Office hours are M-F 8:30 am – 5 pm.


Hedrick Gardner offers a full range of benefits for full-time employees including health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, 401(k) with a 3% company contribution, pet insurance, PTO and more.

Earl W. Laws  | HR Generalist
Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo, LLP
4201 Congress St., Suite 300  | Charlotte , NC 28209
Phone: 704-602-8046  | Fax: 704-366-6181  |

Office Space Available

Downtown office space with ample on-site parking now available at 77 Central Ave., Suite E!

The Central Avenue Professional Park is located walking distance to the courthouse, near Liberty Coffee & the downtown YMCA. Clients will enjoy easy on-site parking while still being downtown. Available office space includes two sunlit offices and 6 cubicles which could be converted into additional office or conference room space. Access to a shared kitchen and office supply room is included. Tenants and your clients will have ample access to four conference rooms on the main floor and a small hospitality/coffee room. The building is secured with an ADT system, and the available second floor office space is access-protected with a key code.

Please contact Meghann Burke (828.423.3790) or Bill Brazil (828.777.9997) if interested.


We’re Hiring: Program Director of Pro Bono Services

Pisgah Legal Services is recruiting a Program Director of Pro Bono Services, a dynamic new role to support the organization’s large and growing base of attorney volunteers through the Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program (MAVL) and the Emeritus Program (EAGLE) for retired attorneys.

Pisgah Legal Services engages 200-300 pro bono attorneys per year to assist our clients with urgent legal matters and is known for our innovative use of volunteers to leverage our capacity to provide services to low-income people in our communities. The Program Director develops connections with law firms and individual attorneys and ensures that volunteers have training and support to handle pro bono cases. The Program Director develops and implements innovative, impactful pro bono projects pairing the needs of low-income residents of WNC with the expertise and availability of volunteer attorneys.

In these projects, the Program Director works with a diverse set of people and partners in our region and across NC, including health and human services providers, grassroots organizations, immigrant advocacy groups, housing partners, local bars and the NCBA, and others. The Program Director integrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility principles and practices into PLS pro bono programs.

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Seeking Court Manager II

The North Carolina Judicial Branch is seeking a qualified individual to perform a variety of case management functions for the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge or Chief District Court Judge in Buncombe County.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise staff, including planning, directing, and reviewing work, performance management (including goal setting and evaluations), scheduling, approve time/leave, etc.
  • Develops case management procedures, tracks status of cases and prepares periodic reports, schedules cases and resolves scheduling conflicts, prepares and distributes calendars, and answer questions regarding status of cases.
  • Composes and prepares a variety of materials including correspondence, reports, and legal documents.
  • Assists with legal research.
  • Schedules appointments and meetings, makes travel arrangements, and maintains administrative records for the office.
  • Ensures office supplies and equipment are ordered, distributed, and maintained.
  • Screens callers and visitors, answer inquiries, secures and gives information.
  • Screens and routes mail according to contents of communication including email.
  • May provide support services to other programs in the district such as arbitration, mediation, or jury management.
  • May serve on committees and attend meetings as assigned.

Click here to learn more and to apply.