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Years of Experience
Legal Assistant II Report to the Legal Operations Manager. Perform specialized and confidential duties which often require independent judgment, including organizing and prioritizing tasks. Work independently, meeting deadlines and handling a wide variety of responsibilities with a minimum of supervision. Act in a confidential capacity to all Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys. Manage calendar, schedule and coordinate meetings/events; Calendaring court dates in RESUTLS and Outlook (court appearances, dates briefs are due, etc.) Reconcile purchase card expenses and prepare vouchers to submit invoices for payment. Coordinate travel itineraries. Maintain and manage administration needs (i.e. office supplies, IT support, etc.) Proofread and cite-check documents. Review grammar and sentence structure.Check citations to determine the accuracy of citation and format according to the Bluebook, local court rules, or other citation guidelines required by the court Prepare and file documents such as motions, memoranda of law, briefs, orders, petitions for filing, recording and process service via mail, facsimile or messenger. Prepare correspondence to be sent to clients, courts, and other attorneys. Prepare trial notebooks and exhibits. Maintain the case file and details using internal systems. (iManage, Outlook, and internal databases) Organize, index and summarize Discovery materials Assist Attorneys with compliance of all court rules regarding maintaining files, as well as internal ADF policies, such as the Document Retention Policy. Monitoring status of legislation and cases via PACER and internet sources.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: 3-5 years' legal assistant experience preferred. Knowledge of: Local court rules to ensure that they are followed for each case. Federal civil procedure and process of filing a lawsuit. Demonstrated proficiency in: Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Word, and Outlook. Strong time management skills. Strong organizational skills. Excellent analytical skills. Ability to: Professionally handle confidential information. Learn, understand, and apply basic legal principles to particular sets of facts. Make sounds decisions under demanding conditions.
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