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Litigation Legal Administrative Assistant

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

Atlanta, GA

Posted on

Apr 11,2018
Practice Area
Insurance Coverage >> Insurance Coverage
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Litigation Legal Administrative Assistant The candidate operates a computer, word processor and typewriter; transcribes dictation as needed. Prepares correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents from written and oral drafts; drafts standard correspondence, and other documents. Screens telephone calls and records messages. Reads, sorts and dates incoming mail. Ensures that outgoing mail is timely delivered. If necessary, routes mail to specific delivery service and follows up on timely delivery. Establishes and maintains calendar and deadline reminder systems; utilizes master calendar system. Opens new files, requests conflict of interest checks with file room records, and maintains all client and general files. Conducts periodic review for possible storage of older files; prepares files to be closed. Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship. Makes appointments for attorney(s). Processes bills; proofs billing sheets; reviews and edits bills. Works closely with administrative support staff (word processing, reprographics, receptionists, etc.); proofs documents returned from word processing; ensures that attorney time sheets are provided to appropriate person in a timely manner. Performs legal assistant duties as requested. Performs overload typing, filing, photocopying, or reception relief as time permits and as request by other attorneys, the Human Resource Director or the Administrator.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 3-5 years of recent litigation experience (insurance coverage litigation a plus). Also 1-2 years of experience necessary in order to gain an understanding of law office policies and procedures and produce accurate legal documents with minimal supervision. Strong administrative and organizational skills are required. Must be familiar with litigation rules and procedures in both state and federal court, including electronic filing as well as state and federal agency procedures. Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft or dictation at a level of 70 wpm essential. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate in person, by e-mail and telephone to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.

Deadline: May 4, 2018.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Prominence in Buckhead,3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30305-2954

Review:

"A Challenging Firm"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

They need to find a way to distribute the workload between the firm more efficiently. It becomes hard to find a balance between work and life with the amount of work that comes in and out of this firm. The staff also needs to create more opportunities for employees to seek further advancement within the law firm.

Pros : This is an amazing firm that challenges you and expands your horizons on all fronts. The firm provides competitive salaries and well paid time off for employees. I've worked with talented attorneys at the firm that pushed me further and beyond in my abilities as an attorney. It was a pleasure working with the firm and friends I made here.
Cons : Further advancement within the law firm is difficult. Finding a balance between work and life is also a challenge as the workload here is rough and touch. With the amount of effort needed to succeed here, it would seem advancement within the firm would come naturally.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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