Legal assistant

Legal assistant
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Legal assistant
Legal assistant
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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 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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