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Legal Staff Paralegal in Atlanta, GA

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Company name

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Insurance Coverage
Litigation - General/Commercial
Litigation - Insurance

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

USA Atlanta, GA

Posted on

Apr 11,2018

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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