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Legal AssistantCA - Irvine
Valid Through: 8/31/2023
Pay Rate: $20 per hour
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.