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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Legal Assistant Duties: Responsible for enhancing attorney effectiveness by performing a variety of complex administrative duties and substantive law functions which may be highly confidential and sensitive including client intake and relations, case coordination and management, document preparation and drafting, research, litigation support and trial preparation. Essential Job Functions: Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney. Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports. Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress. Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review. Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes. May assist in preparing documentation and responses for legal inquiries litigation and court appearances. Ability to effectively interact and communicate with attorneys, Office Manager, secretaries, and clients. Ensures strict confidentiality at all times. Assists with special projects as needed. Conduct research to support legal proceedings. Assist with the drafting and reviewing of legal documents. Record and store client information.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Candidates must have 3+ years of experience in a law firm or related setting, and possess excellent writing, customer service, and computer skills. Previous experience as a paralegal or other legal field. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to organize work flow and use time efficiently. Ability to show strong attention to detail. Ability to perform at high levels in a fast paced ever-changing work environment and successfully adapt to changing priorities and work demands. Ability to anticipate work needs and follow through with minimum direction, follow up on own initiative. Flexibility to adapt to all situations and work varied hours; possibly work weekends or evenings. Familiarity with legal research. Ability to prioritize and multitask. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Deadline and detail-oriented.
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