Legal Assistant to Join Top Law Firm (St. Louis) Job at VBM Law, Saint Louis, MO

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  • VBM Law
  • Saint Louis, MO

Job Description

About Vessell Bridges Murphy (VBM) Law:
Founded by Jared Vessell, Ross Bridges, and Matthew Murphy, VBM has been dedicated to representing employers and insurance companies throughout all of Missouri and Illinois from our three office locations in Columbia, Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri. Our attorneys have a reputation for efficiencies, professionalism and respect for their opponents and each other. VBM strives to utilize modern technology and source new ideas from all team members, from the new hire to the senior partner. This approach ensures that everyone can maximize their productivity during work hours, enabling more time to live life to its fullest outside of work.
The individuals at VBM Law are a diverse group, hailing from various backgrounds, yet sharing a deep commitment to their community and a strong sense of purpose. Some have proudly served in the military, demonstrating resilience and dedication. Others have embarked on unconventional career paths, illustrating their ability to adapt and innovate. They collectively possess extensive legal expertise, ranging from workers' compensation to civil rights, and share a passion for advocating for their clients. In addition to their legal work, many are actively involved in charitable organizations, showcasing their commitment to giving back. Together, they represent a team of professionals who go beyond traditional legal roles. VBM is not your common practice

About Ross Bridges, Managing Partner: Ross Bridges brings a unique blend of experiences to VBM Law. Ross holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Spanish and he served in the United States Marine Corps, including a deployment in Iraq. He and his family are active members of the Crossing Church in Columbia and since 2011 Ross continues to make a significant impact as a board member and volunteer with Welcome Home, Inc., a nonprofit providing transitional housing for homeless military veterans. Ross is licensed in Missouri and Kansas and focuses his practice in the areas of insurance subrogation law and civil litigation. He also serves as a mentor to VBM team members, fostering growth and career advancement across multiple functions. Ross enjoys all things outdoors and Mizzou sports.

Legal Assistant Position Overview:
The Legal Assistant's contributions at VBM are vital to overall success, playing an indispensable role in daily operations. We are looking for someone who is efficient, innovative, punctual, dependable, honest, hardworking, energetic, and brings a positive attitude to the team. In this role, you will provide essential administrative support to our attorneys and paralegals, ensuring the smooth flow of our legal processes, focusing on many aspects of the law, including civil litigation . Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of tasks, including answering phones, scheduling meetings, filing correspondence, calendaring, organizing documents, proofreading, expense tracking, drafting documents, and facilitating communication between attorneys and relevant parties. This role requires meticulous attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to maintain an up-to-date and accurate record of all legal activities.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent typing, proofreading, and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated/self-starter
  • Efficient
  • Innovative
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to multi-task
  • Proficient in Microsoft Teams, Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player
  • Able to accept and support changes as they are made
Competitive Salary and Benefits:
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Recruitment bonus for recruiting new staff to VBM
  • Health insurance with full employer paid premium
  • Vision, dental and other ancillary benefits offered
  • Paid vacation / sick time
  • Retirement with employer match
  • Travel expense and meal reimbursement
  • Opportunity for advancement
Education and Qualifications:
  • Preference given to those with prior legal experience
  • A professional degree in business or related field or equivalent professional experience
  • VBM is not considering pre-law or current law students for this position
Consider joining us in making a meaningful impact in the legal field and be an essential part of the VBM team.

At Vessell Bridges Murphy, we strive to create an inclusive environment where employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity and expression, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Flexible work from home options available.


Compensation: $35,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year

VBM Not your common practice Founded by Jared Vessell, Ross Bridges, and Matthew Murphy, VBM has been dedicated to representing employers and insurance companies throughout all of Missouri and Illinois from our three office locations in Columbia, Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri. Our attorneys have a reputation for efficiencies, professionalism and respect for their opponents and each other. VBM strives to utilize modern technology and source new ideas from all team members, from the new hire to the senior partner. This approach ensures that everyone can maximize their productivity during work hours, enabling more time to live life to its fullest outside of work.
The individuals at VBM Law are a diverse group, hailing from various backgrounds, yet sharing a deep commitment to their community and a strong sense of purpose. Some have proudly served in the military, demonstrating resilience and dedication. Others have embarked on unconventional career paths, illustrating their ability to adapt and innovate. They collectively possess extensive legal expertise, ranging from workers' compensation to civil rights, and share a passion for advocating for their clients. In addition to their legal work, many are actively involved in charitable organizations, showcasing their commitment to giving back. Together, they represent a team of professionals who go beyond traditional legal roles.

What Makes the VBM Different?
  • Human Focused: We prioritize people, valuing our team members and clients as individuals, not just data points.
  • Efficiencies Through Technology: We leverage technology and innovative thinking to create efficiencies in our processes, allowing our teams to manage more cases without sacrificing quality.
  • Highly Trained Support Staff: Our support staff is well-trained and accountable, speaking and thinking like our partner attorneys to maintain a close client-attorney relationship.
  • Direct Partner Involvement: Unlike competitors who delegate extensive work to young associates, we emphasize direct partner involvement.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: We believe that customer service is our most important service, striving to deliver the best client experience.

The VBM Culture:
  • Community Involvement:
    • Welcome Home: Empowering homeless and at-risk Veterans to reintegrate into society.
    • The John 3:16 Refuge: Providing a safe haven for men in addiction recovery.
    • JDRF: Leading the fight against type 1 diabetes through research and advocacy.
    • True North: Empowering and advocating for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
    • Job Point: Linking individuals and jobs while supporting workforce development.
    • Kids' Chance: Giving the children of injured workers a chance at a better future.
    • Harmony House: Offering shelter and support to domestic violence survivors.
    • STL Cure Sarcoma: Funding Sarcoma research and treatment options.
    • Coyote Hill: Supporting foster parents in providing loving homes for children in need.
  • Work-Life Balance: Prioritizing a healthy work-life balance for all team members.
  • Team Collaboration: Encouraging collaboration and teamwork among staff members.
  • Flexibility: Team members empowered to complete tasks efficiently.
  • Innovation: Rewarding innovative and creative thinking to improve processes.
  • Transparency: Increasing transparency and communication across all locations.

VBM's Core Values
  • Reputation for Integrity
  • Efficient Business Operations
  • Respectful Working Relationships
  • Work/Life Balance

What VBM Seeks In New Team Members:
  • Fits our culture: We're looking for team players who dance to the same beat of our vibrant culture.
  • Exceeds client expectations: We strive to exceed client expectations, in every case..
  • Desires growth within VBM Law: We want team members who see their future intertwined with ours.
  • Takes initiative: Be the spark that ignites positive change-take the lead!
  • Hungry for learning: Join our knowledge-hungry team, always seeking the next big idea.
  • Prioritizes efficiency: If you hate wasting time on outdated methods, join us to streamline success.
  • Embraces innovation: If you have great ideas, help us pioneer the future of the legal industry.
  • Spirit of giving: You have an ongoing internal desire to always give back to your community.

If you're a successful attorney seeking a change of pace, a legal assistant in search of a new career home, or a paralegal yearning for a deeper sense of purpose in your work, then apply today. We can't wait to meet you!

At Vessell Bridges Murphy, we strive to create an inclusive environment where employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity and expression, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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