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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