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ProfileLegal Assistant The candidate will provide support to the attorneys. Will edit and proofread documents, cite checking, assembling materials for filing; handling telephone and in-person callers; screening and routing incoming mail and preparing correspondence. Calendars for the attorneys must be maintained, and meetings and phone conferences arranged. Must have a general understanding of office confidentiality issues, such as attorney/client privilege; the ability to analyze and apply relevant policies and procedures to office operations; exercise good judgment; have a general knowledge of office protocols and secretarial processes; analyze and recommend practical solutions; be proficient in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat; have the ability to communicate effectively with assigned attorneys, other staff, clients, court agency personnel, and the public. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated while also excelling in a fast paced team environment. Spanish fluency is desirable. Advanced knowledge of legal terminology; work and information processing software; proficiency with case management technology; and an understanding of district and circuit court rules and protocols is needed.
No phone calls please.
Tennessee Western Federal Public Defender
One Memphis Place
Suite 200 , 200 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103