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Litigation Legal Assistant

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jul 31,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Oakland, CA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Legal Assistant The candidate will draft, transcribe, proofread, format, and finalize legal documents, engagement letters, subpoenas, summons, court papers, etc. Will file and serve pleadings, discovery and other legal documents in a variety of state and federal courts; create Proofs of Service and perform follow-up on filings/ service as needed. Prepare court documents for ECF in appropriate courts according to state and federal local rules. Assist attorneys by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents to appropriate assigned timekeepers; schedule client meetings, court reporters, expert witnesses, etc. Prepare reimbursement expenses; process check requests for court filings, vendor payments and travel advances. Maintain attorney(s) calendars by planning and scheduling depositions, client interviews, teleconferences, travel itineraries, etc.; schedule and docket court appearances, discovery dates, case management dates, trial dates, etc.; track attorney CLE. Prepare new client conflict checks working with attorney(s) and accounting department; accurately enter and update all client contact/matter information into firm database and on client information sheet. Copy/Scan/ Print or coordinate copy/scan/ print jobs with outside vendors and ensure accurate reproduction of documents. Conduct periodic review of files to send to off-site storage. Prepare and maintain attorney working files and binders. Index materials from document production; participate in document production either on firm premises or off-site as directed by supervising attorney. Proactively communicate with attorneys, paralegals, court clerks and opposing counsel to verify case status and deadlines; research case status using a variety of methods (phone, internet, etc.). Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should preferably have Bachelor's degree from accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years of legal assistant experience. Additional years of experience in litigation support in exchange of four-year degree considered. Must be proficient (or ability to quickly learn) on a variety of technology solutions including MS Office Suite, NetDocuments, Tabs3/PracticeMaster, copy/scanner. Preference for experience with construction litigation matters.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Oles, Morrison, Rinker & Baker, L.L.P.
492 Ninth Street,
Suite 220
Oakland, CA 94612

Review:

"Long History of Success"

Current Employee - Reviewed on August 18, 2017

You have the recipe for success, continue to use it! Continue to take care of your employees, nomatter what their role in the office is. This firm is a well-oiled machine.

Pros : This firm has been practicing for over 100 years! That alone is impressive. They have built an incredible reputation that has been earned over and over again.
Cons : It depends on what area of law you want to practice. This firm specializes in government contracts so if that is not your cup of tea, this is not the firm for you.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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