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Legal Assistant - Estate And Probate Litigation

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 50000/55000

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

King of Prussia, PA

Posted on

Feb 03,2018
Practice Area
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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Legal Assistant - Estate and Probate Litigation Duties: Performs a variety of secretarial and paralegal duties for attorneys according to established policies and procedures. Maintains positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff and observes confidentiality of client and firm matters. Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data and graphics; coordinating case preparation. Conserves attorneys time by proofreading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and attorney meetings; scheduling couriers, court reporters, expert witnesses, and other special functions; coordinating preparation of charts, graphs and other courtroom visuals; and preparing expense reports. Maintains attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions, and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney. Have filing up to date, especially before court and client conferences. Screen telephone calls and record messages. Ensure that outgoing mail is timely delivered. If necessary, route mail to specific delivery service and follow up on timely delivery. Arrange for service of subpoenas and other court documents. Familiar with court filing procedures in both State and Federal court. Understand the mechanics of e-filing with various courts and agencies. Open new files, request conflict of interest checks, and maintain client and business development files. Conduct periodic reviews for possible storage of older files; prepare files to be closed and assist with scanning, if necessary. Receive clients and visitors; maintains client and firm confidences by keeping client/attorney information confidential. Input attorney time and ensure that timesheets are completed within a timely manner; proofread time entries and reports, process and send out final bills. Assist with overflow projects or assignments, filing, photocopying, or reception relief as time permits and as requested by other attorneys or the Administrator.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 5 years on the job experience necessary in order to gain a thorough understanding of procedures to produce accurate legal documents with minimal supervision. Computer proficient with working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel and Worldox or similar document management system required. Must be highly organized, detail oriented with the ability to multi-task. Able to maneuver Court websites for e-filing. Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft or dictation at a level of 70 wpm. Ability to maintain a professional relationship with attorneys/clients, staff to ensure completion of tasks with ordinary comprehension, courtesy and tact. Ability to travel locally to assist attorney in attending to client needs on legal matters. Must exhibit a high degree of initiative in managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment utilizing excellent judgment, administrative abilities, and decision-making skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Mannion Prior, LLP
840 First Avenue
Suite 100
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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