Legal Assistant

CA - Irvine
Valid Through: 8/31/2023
Pay Rate: $20 per hour

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Possible temp-to-hire position
The start date is on June 15, 2023

Legal Assistant Job Description:
We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join our legal team as a Legal Assistant. The Legal Assistant will provide comprehensive administrative and clerical support to our lawyers and contribute to the smooth functioning of our legal operations. The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of legal procedures, excellent communication skills, and the ability to multitask effectively.

Legal Assistant Responsibilities:
  • Assist lawyers in preparing, proofreading, and formatting legal documents, including contracts, agreements, briefs, and court filings.
  • Conduct legal research using various resources, such as online databases, legal libraries, and precedent materials, to support attorneys in case preparation.
  • Organize and maintain case files, ensuring all documents are accurately labeled, indexed, and easily accessible.
  • Manage calendars, schedule appointments, and coordinate meetings and court appearances for attorneys.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with clients, opposing counsel, and court personnel, both in person and via phone and email.
  • Assist in the preparation of trial materials, including exhibits, witness lists, and trial notebooks.
  • Coordinate and facilitate document production and discovery processes, including drafting and responding to discovery requests.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and adhere to ethical and professional standards.
  • Perform general administrative tasks, such as filing, photocopying, scanning, and faxing.
  • Stay updated on changes in legal procedures and regulations to ensure compliance and efficient workflow.

Legal Assistant Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of proven experience as a legal assistant, paralegal, or similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of legal terminology, procedures, and documentation.
  • Proficiency in legal research tools and databases.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy in work.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in using MS Office Suite and other legal software.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

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