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Organization TypeLaw Firm
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Legal Assistant Duties: Type up and file basic legal documents and correspondence. Provide administrative support to attorneys and enhance office effectiveness. Assist attorneys in preparing for trials and court proceedings. Handle communication with people involved in the case; witnesses, courts, attorneys, etc. Prepare and forward summonses and subpoenas, draft complaints, prepare and file discovery requests, prepare responses to opposing counsel, generate status reports. Keep cases organized, monitor calendar/docket and deadlines, document files and input information. Maintain Firm’s court docket as needed. Review incoming mail, enter data into Firm’s collection system, forward to appropriate attorney. Notify courts, opposing attorneys, and contract attorneys as needed. Prepare and file Motions, IPO’s, CSO’s, Judgments; track for response; update file. Ensure all claim files are coded correctly. Ensure senior leadership is informed of any issues affecting the legal department. Handle special requests from Firm attorneys or senior leadership accurately and in a timely manner. Track actions and diary files for next action. Troubleshoot issues and communicate changes. Accurately enter data into files. Accomplish department and the Firm’s mission by completing related results as needed. Complete tasks in a timely manner to avoid backlog and workflow delays. Comply with all Firm policies and procedures. Participate in mandatory training and testing and meet passing criteria. May be required to work specific hours, evenings and/or weekends determined by the Firm as needed. May be required to perform other tasks within the Firm as needed. Promote Firm vision and mission.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Excellent analytical, research and investigation, and organizational skills. Excellent communication and follow up skills. Ability to use the Firm’s collection systems and software applications/services. Ability to use job specific equipment. Ability to use standard office equipment including a computer, keyboard, copy machine, phone system and calculator. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Excellent typing and data entry skills. Basic math skills. Ability to self-motivate. Ability to exercise independent judgment and prioritize. Ability to accept constructive criticism. Maintain quality results by following Firm standards. Familiarity with pleadings and other legal documents. General understanding of the legal process from suit to judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to communicate well with others. Ability to work well individually or in a team. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well interdepartmentally. Desire to work with others in achieving company and client goals. Familiarity with pleadings and other legal documents.
Company infoMary Jane M. Elliott