Litigation Legal Assistant

Boyd Richards Parker Colonnelli, P.L.

Fort Lauderdale,FL

11/13/2019

A civil defense law firm located in downtown Fort Lauderdale is seeking a experienced and professional full-time litigation Legal Assistant with a minimum of 5 years experience working in a defense law firm. Candidate must be highly organized with strong communication skills and fully computer literate. The candidate MUST be proficient in Word/Outlook and Excel and able to communicate effectively and professionally with clients, other attorneys and staff. The candidate must also be capable of typing/preparing pleadings, correspondence and other documents. Excellent organizational skills is a must to file, scan, keep client files up to date, schedule meetings, depositions, mediations, AND maintain the attorney's calendar. The person in this position may also be assigned other administrative/clerical duties. A qualified applicant MUST be punctual and interested in a stable long term position. Hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Candidate must be able to work independently and comply with all law firm policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing files for litigation matters
  • Preparing pleadings, discovery demands, discovery responses and other litigation documents at the request of the attorney
  • Preparation of materials for depositions, hearings, mediations, and trials to assist attorneys
  • Ability to prioritize work load based on deadlines
  • Communicate with attorneys to assist in all aspect of litigation

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interact with attorneys, paralegals, and other office staff in a professional manner
  • Ability to interact with Court personnel, opposing counsel, and clients in a professional manner
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Must be able to work as part of a team or individually
  • Willingness to complete assigned tasks in a timely fashion
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of ProLaw a plus
  • Ability to transcribe preferred

Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge and successful experience in managing a full case load from inception to post-trial
  • A self-starter with excellent verbal and written skills

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