Legal Office Assistant

7 days left

Location
Saint Cloud, MN
Salary
Depending on Qualifications
Posted
Jan 17, 2017
Closes
Feb 26, 2017
Ref
141211
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Doherty Top Talent is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill a Legal Assistant for our client in St. Cloud, MN. This position is a full-time, permanent opportunity. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The pay offered is $15.00-$17.00 per hour, depending on experience.

Job Summary:

The Legal Assistant enhances attorney effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; supporting attorney's trial proceedings.

Legal Assistant Job Duties:

· Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; 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; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.

· 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; preparing pleadings; 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.

· 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.

Legal Assistant Skills and Qualifications:

· Reporting Skills

· Research Skills

· Legal Administration Skills

· Litigation

· Client Relationships

· Organization

· Planning

· Attention to Detail

· Confidentiality

· Dependability

· Client Confidentiality

To submit yourself for a candidate for the Legal Assistant position, please apply online or contact our St. Cloud Office for more information at 320-257-2771.

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