Legal Administrative Assistant

  • location: Brunswick, GA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $32,000 - $45,000 per year
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job description

Legal Administrative Assistant

Responsible for providing full administrative support services to attorneys while remaining flexible to provide assistance in various critical areas throughout the Firm.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for providing full administrative support services to attorneys while remaining flexible to provide assistance in various critical areas throughout the Firm.

Transcribes dictation and formats letters, pleadings, and other forms.

Prepares rough drafts, proofreads before finalizing legal documents.

Copies and mails all letters, documents, and packages to various parties via Certified, Registered USPS, FedEx, or courier service.

Properly file legal documents with the Courts and cc/bcc's appropriate parties.

Ensures exact compliance with client guidelines relating to preparation and mailing of cc/bcc, copying of documents, and other client requirements.

Open new file, perform conflict checks, and at attorneys request draft acknowledgment or engagement letter to client.

Enters attorney billable time on a regular basis, proofreads, and balances.

Maintains attorney calendar by denoting due dates for answers, depositions and other pleadings, hearings, trial calendars, etc.

Prepares files or assists paralegals in preparing files for upcoming hearings and depositions.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Skills:
Knowledge of various Court rules and filing requirements.

Knowledge of the format of various legal documents including, but not limited to, Requests for Reproduction of Documents, Responses to Interrogatories, Notice of Represent, Rule 200, Certificates of Service, Motions and other pleadings.

Broad knowledge of terminology (legal, medical, other) as it relates to the particular practice area(s).

Demonstrate spelling, diction, and grammatical skills equal to or above a level normally acquired through successful completion of a high school or general education degree.

Demonstrate organizational, prioritization, proofreading, and attention to detail skills to allow for timely, effective, and accurate performance of job duties with little or no outside assistance.

Accurate typing ability of 70 wpm and comprehensive computer and office equipment experience.

Work may require traveling to offsite locations for collection of materials or filing of documents; therefore work may require driving.

Under certain circumstances, the Firm may substitute experience for educational requirements and vice versa.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Education: Bachelors or better.

2+ years experience

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelors or better.

2+ years experience

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