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Legal Assistant The candidate will have substantial administrative responsibilities in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Candidates should have significant experience supporting litigation, in both state and federal courts. In addition to supporting the clinics’ litigation, the Legal Assistant will also provide overall administrative support to the four attorneys and numerous law students who represent the clinics’ clients. The Legal Assistant will contribute to the clinic mission and will become part of the thriving clinical community. Responsibilities: Preparation, serving, and filing of legal pleadings (including preparation of exhibits and materials) in trial and appellate courts both in hard copy and electronically; conduct procedural research; provide formatting assistance; and assist with document production. Provide a full range of legal administrative support including processing forms, copying and printing documents, and preparing and distributing teaching materials, including on the university’s online course-management system. Manage litigation calendars. Perform administrative duties associated with taking on new clients for representation, including compliance with clinic conflict of interest policies, creation of hard and electronic files, and other office systems. Coordinate travel arrangements for attorneys, students and guest speakers. Support law student involvement in litigation and office procedures including management of student State Bar certification and conflict of interest clearance processes as required. Organize and maintain complex filing systems, both electronic (via online case management system) and paper-based. Manage client/case database. Plan and organize clinic events and activities. Screen telephone calls from clients, responding independently to general inquiries when appropriate.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Associate's degree and 3+ years of Legal Assistant experience. Bachelor's degree and paralegal experience is a plus. Experience in a non-profit environment a plus. Should have proficiency in computer applications and a good understanding of databases (systems used: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Best Authority, Google Mail, Skype, Westlaw/Lexis, Clio). Knowledge of how to research legal codes, court procedures and rules.
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