Legal Office Assistant
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.
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
· Client Relationships
· Attention to Detail
· 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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