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Legal Assistant II The candidate will performs a variety of complex legal administrative work in support of Associate Counsel I and/or Associate Counsel II. Takes notes (either verbatim or in the form of minutes) for legal meetings; Prepares attorney for meetings by compiling, reviewing, and organizing necessary documents; Schedules meetings, witness preparation meetings, depositions, and administrative hearings; Maintains attorneyâ€™s calendar, including tickler system for follow-up on various matters; Under the general supervision of an attorney, drafts and prepares various legal correspondence and documents; Under the general supervision of an attorney, drafts and prepares a variety of pleadings, motions and briefs for filing with Maryland State Courts, Federal Courts, Appellate Courts, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Administrative Hearings, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, the Maryland Public Service Commission, and other courts as deemed necessary; Assists attorney in gathering and organizing discovery requests which may include indexing and bates numbering documents; Opens and maintains files for general legal and litigation matters; Prepares and assembles trial notes, testimony transcripts, witness summons, subpoenas/subpoenas duces tecum, court instructions, etc., for attorneyâ€™s use in court; Checks legal citations, research materials, case law, etc., for accuracy and completeness; Under the supervision of an attorney, processes bankruptcy adjustments, dismissals, discharges, payments, files Proof of Claims, and handles miscellaneous issues related to bankruptcy cases; Sets up video conference calls and assists with travel arrangements. Answers telephone and screens callers. May resolve routine matters independently; Serves as department receptionist. Responsibilities include greeting and assisting internal and external visitors; Orders and maintains office supplies; Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Environment And Physical Demands
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have comprehensive knowledge of legal office procedures and practices; Excellent knowledge of the English language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; Thorough knowledge of legal terminology and legal research techniques and sources; Familiarity with standard legal documents, including pleadings, motions, law memoranda, briefs, etc., coupled with understanding the scope of each document; Good knowledge of office procedures, equipment, computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, email, and databases; Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills; Ability to recognize confidential information and maintain the integrity of such information; Excellent organization skills and attention to detail; Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with coworkers, superiors and the general public. Minimum Education, Experience Requirements. Should have 7 years of experience as a secretary or administrative assistant, including 5 years of legal secretary experience supporting attorneys in a law practice whose core business is litigation.
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