Monday, April 15, 2019
Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton, P.C.
Job Overview: The Legal Assistant keeps legal cases organized by establishing and organizing files, monitoring calendars, meeting deadlines, documenting actions, and confirming case statuses with attorneys. The successful Legal Assistant accomplishes goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing varying tasks as assigned by multiple attorneys in this fast paced and busy law firm.
Responsibilities and Duties: Drafts and files basic legal documents and correspondence using proper templates; organizes and maintains documents in paper and electronic filing systems, making them available and easily accessible to attorneys; assists in scheduling depositions, preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas, preparing and serving discovery requests, generating status reports, and files pleadings and other documents with state and federal courts; corresponds with counsel, courts, and clients. Coordinates appointments, including logistics if necessary; produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinates case preparation; maintains calendars, schedules, and contact lists for several attorneys; completes administrative duties such as making copies, typing documents, responding to emails and telephone calls, and preparing mail; ensures all billable hours are accurately recorded; assists in billing clients; maintains client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential; other duties and tasks as assigned by Office Administrator and attorneys.
Skills and Qualifications: transcription experience is required; proven working experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary; familiarity with law, legal procedures and protocols, and court system; working knowledge of case management software, computer literacy and excellent typing skills; proficiency with Microsoft Word; ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure; time management skills and attention to detail; legal assistant certification or diploma preferred.