Commercial Litigation Legal Assistant
We have an opportunity for a full time permanent Legal Assistant in our Litigation practice area. The ideal candidate will possess a high degree of client focus, excellent work ethic as well as enjoy working as part of a team.
Draft and prepare correspondence, including letters and memos.
Draft and prepare basic court pleadings.
Managing, maintaining and organizing court documents and service lists.
Responsibility for serving court pleadings and other documents effectively.
Maintaining an exceptional degree of confidentiality and discretion.
File management: requisition new files, maintain a record of all client files, related records and general files.
Input all time entries daily and process all accounts for lawyers.
Coordinate client meetings, arranging for catering or audio-visual equipment as needed. Organize equipment and other materials for on-site and off-site presentations.
Answer the telephone, route callers, take messages and provide routine information to callers.
Open and route incoming mail; distribute correspondence and other material to the appropriate party.
Perform administrative and related duties as assigned and to assist others in the department.
Perform a variety of routine tasks as well as special projects, as required.
Work in a team environment which includes occasionally supporting other legal assistants and legal staff.
5+ years' experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant., with at least 2 years of experience in commercial litigation.
Knowledge of the new AB Rules of Court.
Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to work effectively under pressure as well as ability to effectively manage time during prolonged periods of relative inactivity.
Advanced PC skills, particularly with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Capacity to learn other firm-specific software.
Dedicated to providing quality service to the lawyers, their clients and consistently striving to exceed expectations.
Strong attention to detail as it relates to drafting of correspondence, proofreading and preparation of client bills, often under challenging time constraints.
An energetic, proactive approach to all activities. Demonstrated take charge attitude to ensure lawyers practices are managed with the utmost effectiveness and efficiency.
Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize and deliver creative solutions.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks/deadlines as they relate to client matters.
Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives under minimal supervision.
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. Ability to listen effectively, respond appropriately and maintain a mutual comfort level while relating to clients, other lawyers, and government agencies in the lawyers absence.
Our client offers a very attractive total compensation and benefit package. Salary will be dependent on the skill level and experience of the successful candidate.
For immediate consideration please submit your resume in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org