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Receptionist/Legal Assistant Position

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Receptionist/Legal Assistant Position

Receptionist/Legal Assistant Position

We are looking to expand our team by adding a legal assistant to aid in the every day operation of the firm. Legal experience is preferred, though not necessary. Strong administrative skills and great “people” skills are a must.  The successful applicant will be able to work primarily from home, though he or she will need to be in the office for a few hours each week.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to crystal@myjusticegroup.com. Review the job description below to determine whether you will be a good fit!

A legal assistant is an administrative assistant trained in the field of law. They are proficient at handling all administrative duties within a law office or legal department setting and serve as trusted members of a law firm, ensuring precision in their work and respecting strict confidentiality requirements.  He or she must have excellent phone and computer skills and must be able to effectively perform a number of routine tasks at a moment’s notice.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; scanning mail into appropriate online case files; confirming case status with attorney.
  • Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, and other legal entities; generating status reports.
  • Scheduling, coordinating and confirming court dates, appointments, and meetings
  • Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress.
  • Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorney, clients, and providers.
  • Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review.
  • Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.
  • Answers the office phone lines in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

 

SKILLS INCLUDE:

Reporting Skills, Research Skills, Legal Administration Skills, Litigation, Client Relationships, Organization, Planning, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Dependability, Excellent Time Management, Impressive Communication Skills