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Legal Assistant RESPONSIBILITIES: Opens and calendars mail on a daily basis. Maintains files, screens incoming telephone calls and forwards messages in a timely manner. Acts as liaison between attorney and clients, both on the phone and in-person. Monitors and maintains attorneyâ€™s calendar; responds to and resolves scheduling conflicts and finds appropriate coverage if necessary. Maintains a back-up record of attorneyâ€™s calendar. Inputs, coordinates and schedules notices of hearings, mediations, and depositions; calendarizes appellate deadlines in briefing schedules (appellate secretary only). Independently composes and prepares letters, general correspondence and basic pleadings.
Qualification and Experience
REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma, plus 1+ years' experience in a law office, or related education in the legal field. Accurate typing skills at least 55+ wpm. Proficient in Word, Excel, Windows-based applications, Time Matters and internet usage. Must have strong knowledge of legal documents. Must possess very strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills, be highly detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage workload. Must be able to write and speak clearly and concisely. Must be able to follow through on assignments with minimal supervision. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
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