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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Legal Assistant Duties: Support Litigation Department. Providing administrative support to multiple attorneys, performing general legal assistant duties in support of various functions, such as distribution of verbal and written information, travel coordination, conference call coordination, calendar management, paper and electronic filing and maintenance, and various other administrative tasks, as necessary. Filing of pleadings at the State (and sometimes Federal) court level(s); Sorting, opening, reading, and distributing paper and electronic mail daily; Proofing and editing of pleadings, briefs and other documents, as requested; Calendaring important dates and deadlines; Ability to accurately calculate deadlines based on reading of court rules without supervision; Creating shells and saving to DM system in manner consistent with firm’s conventions; Preparing and proofing legal correspondence and memoranda; Creating table of contents and authorities; Assist attorneys in preparing for depositions, hearings, trials and meetings; Opening and closing of files; Providing coverage for other assistants in their absence; Use initiative to handle ad hoc tasks; Some phone and email communication with external contacts; Other administrative functions.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or Legal Assistant Certificate; 3-5 years of recent experience as a Litigation Assistant; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Outstanding analytical and organization skills; Advanced proficiency of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe; Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail; Superior ability to proofread and edit pleadings, memoranda and correspondence; Knowledge of the Washington State (and Federal) court rules and procedures; Excellent grammar, punctuation, spelling and organizational skills; Must be able to adapt to changing situations and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision making; Must be able to anticipate and adjust to the varying needs of assigned attorneys; Desire to work in a team environment with a focus on excellent service; Flexible and reliable; Stellar attendance record; Demonstrated ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity; Maintain a positive, upbeat and pleasant personality.
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