Robert Half Legal Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Description Legal Assistants directly support lawyers and may be required to supervise other legal staff, such as legal secretaries or file clerks.Legal Assistants should have computer and technical knowledge as well as strong analytical, communication and organizational skills.Three to five years of legal experience in a law firm or other corporate legal department may be preferred.
Log documents and assemble data as directed by lawyers and paralegals
Be in charge of matter management and record keeping
Find and retrieve electronic documents from a variety of court and agency web sites
Filing, word processing, and faxing
Round up documents for photocopying/scanning
Govern over legal research and investigative tasks, including obtaining information or documents from outside parties, as directed
Ensure copies are clear-cut copies of the original documents
Originate correspondence and memorandum
Uphold computer database input and retrieval
Electronically categorize files Requirements - Organizing and tracking files for important transactions or case documents, including pleadings and voluminous discovery documents; creating and maintaining a case-management database
Drafting legal court documents, such as pleadings, motions, affidavits and subpoenas; transactional documents, such as trusts, wills, contracts and real estate leases; and closing documents
3+ years of previous legal work experience and a dedication to integrity
Experience assisting lawyers in preparing for transactional closings, depositions, hearings, trials and conferences; completing many administrative tasks, including, working on individual cases or transactions
Investigating the factual evidence of a transaction or case and preparing exhibits, charts and diagrams to display information
Foundational knowledge in legal files
Schedule Appointments experience required
Comprehensive knowledge of litigation
Strong familiarity with legal research
Conducting routine discovery
Become part of this dynamic, growing firm and take the next step in your legal career. We're looking for someone who is eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment. If you think that sounds like you, we want to hear from you!
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