Legal Assistant

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Job Description

Under close supervision, provides standard legal assistant and reception support for one or more staff Lawyers; maintains a close and highly responsive relationship to the day-to-day activities of the Lawyer(s).

 

Requirements

Prepares, through transcription of written or recorded
•documents, standard legal documents i.e. correspondence,
•factums, motions, summonses etc.
•Drafts standard legal documents, correspondence and
•pleadings for review by lawyer(s). Edits grammar,
•punctuation and spelling as needed.
•Handles routine inquiries in Lawyer’s absence i.e., negotiates
•extensions of time.
•Manages lawyer’s calendar i.e., schedules appointments,
•coordinates appearances. Resolves scheduling conflicts with
•Attorney’s approval.
•Answers select telephone inquiries based on knowledge of case and provide reception coverage for office as needed.
•Responds to written or telephone inquiries with a standard letter.
•Establishes, maintains, and when necessary, revises lawyer’s files.
•Performs additional duties as requested such as:
•Arranges medical exams.
•Maintains lists of witnesses, Subpoenas, fees, etc.
•Requests fees for payment from Claims department.
•Participates in arranging lawyer’s files for easy access during trials.
•Informs witnesses of scheduled court appearances.
•Maintains Law Library.
•And other miscellaneous duties as may be assigned from time to time.

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