Legal assistant

Legal assistant
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Legal assistant

Experienced

Support one associate and one partner by preparing, editing, and finalizing legal documents. Manage attorney calendars, scheduling all client meetings, court appearances, and travel. Monitor all incoming phone calls and emails and draft correspondence. Rapidly respond to urgent requests and adapt to ever-changing needs in fast-paced office.

  • Perform conflict checks with prospective clients, identifying and escalating at least 10 instances that prohibited firm from providing impartial representation.
  • Gathered court documents, including exhibits and enclosures, for over 200 cases during 5-year period.
  • Introduced and managed new case management system that significantly reduced time spent searching for and locating relevant documents.
  • Prepared and drafted thousands of pleadings, including counterclaims, third-party complaints, discovery, trial preparation, motions, and interrogatories.
  • Provided interim coverage for several additional associates and partners during staff transitions and leaves of absence, balancing up to 4 attorneys at one time.

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Legal secretary

Experienced

Organize attorney records, including email and voicemail accounts, using effective maintenance systems that allow for easy use. Draft, edit, and review legal documents, including transactional agreements and employment contracts, with a high level of attention to detail. Prepare documents for client meetings.

  • Communicate daily with 10-15 clients over phone, email, and in person.
  • Manage cloud-based document management system, including troubleshooting issues in collaboration with the vendor support team.
  • Request, obtain, and index records, including client background checks, police files, and documents from other legal databases.
  • Liaise between law firm and court, communicating with clerks, judges, and outside attorneys to relay critical information and schedule hearings.
  • Opened over 100 new client accounts, effectively managing all client records and retrieving requested information on a daily basis.

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Law clerk

Experienced

Assist team of 10 attorneys in preparing legal briefs and opinions. Gather and compile facts and relevant case information to help attorneys prepare for depositions and trials. Provide legal, technical, and administrative support for document management and correspondence.

  • Sourced over 200 legal precedents relevant for high-profile intellectual property matter, sorting through documents to discern which ones could be used to support legal opinion.
  • Outlined 3 legal opinions, 1 of which was published on company website with minimal edits, revisions, or additions.
  • Performed extensive research and analysis on varied corporate issues, including data security, tax exemptions, employment agreements, and commercial property.
  • Worked closely with 2 attorneys to conduct criminal background checks for a unique client case.
  • Drafted 20+ data requests submitted to government and private agencies.

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Legal assistant

Entry level

Provide administrative support to local law firm with 4 attorneys. Answer phone calls, greet clients, and maintain front desk operations. Organize client and attorney records, including calendars, meeting minutes, and other office files.

  • Field dozens of phone calls each week, answering questions with accurate information and directing calls to appropriate resource.
  • Help schedule client meetings, hearing dates, and depositions based on client and court availability.
  • Assist billing specialist with client invoices and collections by calling clients with past-due bills and entering time for attorneys.
  • Proofread office materials used on website, over email, and in person.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements both locally and regionally, including hotels, transportation, and meals.

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Legal secretary

Entry level

Communicated with clients daily about the prosecution cases and updated them accordingly. Gathered the client data, recorded client statements, and performed various administrative tasks, including preparing email feedback and answering phone calls.

  • Prepared outlook calendars for attorneys and contact lists and scheduled meetings, conferences, and appointments with legal parties.
  • Facilitated the creation of legal complaints, agreements, pleadings, financial affidavits, and other legal papers.
  • Supported attorneys in maintaining confidential documents with the utmost care and ensured all the files were maintained according to court requirements.

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Law clerk

Entry level

Prepared an average of 50 case files per month and gathered all relevant information for court hearings. Assisted the designated attorneys and lawyers in the collection of data corresponding to legal procedures.

  • Handled a variety of personal logs, reports, and presentations throughout the legal process and created documents related to litigation, settlement, and criminal concerns.
  • Performed administrative and account handling tasks related to client retention, updated account receivables and billing backlog pending from the last six months, and produced law memorandums for internal briefings.
  • Managed the high volume of recorded assessments and court filings with extra due diligence and closed legal court files following settled legal measures.

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Legal assistant

Entry level

Worked in a small law firm handling the general front desk duties.

  • Performed clerical and secretarial duties as needed.
  • Greeted and welcomed clients and visitors in a warm and cordial manner.
  • Answered phone calls and transferred calls to the proper offices.
  • Ensured the office ran smoothly by making weekly spreadsheets on tasks that needed to be finished.
  • Maintained confidentiality when handling information pertaining to small claims lawsuits.
  • Sent out email notifications to office staff regarding meetings, building maintenance issues, and special events.
  • Kept track of attorneys’ calendars and scheduled appointments for meetings with clients and other personnel.
  • Proofread contractual agreements and affidavits.
  • Used photocopy machine to make duplicates of case and legal documents.

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Legal secretary

Experienced

Reduced the scheduling errors by up to 80% by streamlining the firm's appointment records in ProLaw scheduling software. Created an organized communication system for 35+ employees using MS Outlook.

  • Prepared a variety of legal documents, including briefs, memorandums, motions, contracts, and affidavits.
  • Organized the workload of 15 attorneys every month and assisted in creating trial documents, filling out briefs, and deposition notices.
  • Collaborated with finance department and ensured errorless billing and account updation of various clients. Reduced the account receivables to 10%.
  • Attended annual training seminars and assisted lawyers in preparing brief PowerPoint presentations.

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Legal assistant

Experienced

Worked for a family law office, assisting attorneys with caseloads and paperwork.

  • Proofread and ensured all documented information relating to court cases is correct.
  • Organized and compiled information for paralegals and attorneys to compose written statements and secure affidavits.
  • Filled in factual information and procedural histories of cases.
  • Completed domestic relations forms including child support worksheets, financial affidavits, discovery requests, protective orders, and deed petitions.
  • Fielded phone calls and emails from clients and provided updates on steps in the trial process.
  • Met with clients to determine if their case is appropriate for the law firm to handle.
  • Liaised between attorneys, court officers, social services, and clients.

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Legal assistant

Senior

Worked for the government, assisting district and prosecuting attorneys with tasks related to criminal cases and lawsuits.

  • Helped with case management, document preparation, and communicating with clients and court officials.
  • Scheduled initial consultations and follow-ups for clients to meet with attorneys and discuss their cases.
  • Greeted and welcomed guests such as trial witnesses, defense attorneys, law enforcement officers, judges, and family members of clients.
  • Prepared for disbursement funds associated with felony matters.
  • Scheduled meetings for couriers, court reporters, and expert witnesses to meet with attorneys.
  • Documented information relating to cases and trials into case management software as required by office policy.

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