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Robert Half Legal Assistant in Oakland, California


Legal Assistants support lawyers directly, 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.Some law firms prefer three to five years of legal experience in a law firm or other corporate legal department.

Your responsibilities

  • Store documents and assemble data as directed by lawyers and paralegals

  • Govern matter management and record keeping

  • Govern over legal research and investigative tasks, including obtaining information or documents from outside parties, as directed

  • Carry out word processing, filing and faxing

  • Maintain documents for photocopying/scanning in an organized fashion

  • Take care of computer database input and retrieval

  • Set up correspondence and memorandum

  • Scan and retrieve electronic documents from a variety of court and agency web sites

  • Review original documents to ensure copies are precise

  • Electronically categorize files

For confidential consideration, please email your resume to Jennifer Shin, Vice President for Permanent Placement Services Division, at jennifer.shin‹at›roberthalf‹dot›com . Thank you!

Requirements - Conducting routine discovery

  • Practical knowledge of ParaLegals

  • Foundational knowledge in Draft Pleadings

  • Experience with Trial Exhibits

  • Employer employment law experience

  • Federal courts experience

  • Proven knowledge of Employee Relations Investigations

  • State courts experience required

  • Well-founded grasp of Investigation Reports

  • General familiarity with Calendar (docket)

  • 2+ years of relevant experience

  • 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

  • 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

  • Organizing and tracking files for important transactions or case documents, including pleadings and voluminous discovery documents; creating and maintaining a case-management database

If you want to take the next step in your legal career, this dynamic, growing firm could have an excellent opportunity for you. People who are eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment are our ideal candidates.


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