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Robert Half Legal Assistant in PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania

Description 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.Three to five years of legal experience in a law firm or other corporate legal department may be preferred.

What you get to do every day

  • Examine documents to ensure they're ready for photocopying/scanning

  • Be in charge of legal research and investigative tasks, including obtaining information or documents from outside parties, as directed

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

  • Develop correspondence and memorandum

  • Preserve computer database input and retrieval

  • Manage word processing, filing and faxing

  • Develop a storage system for e-documents and files

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

  • Matter management, record keeping, etc

  • Ensure copied documents are duplicates of their original documents Requirements - Experience assisting lawyers in preparing for transactional closings, depositions, hearings, trials and conferences; completing many administrative tasks, including, working on individual cases or transactions

  • 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

  • Conducting routine discovery

  • Knowledge of Litigation Legal Assistant

  • Defense litigation experience desired

  • Filing litigation experience

  • Investigating the factual evidence of a transaction or case and preparing exhibits, charts and diagrams to display information

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

  • 3+ years of previous legal work experience and a dedication to integrity

Become part of this dynamic, growing firm and take the next step in your legal career. This position will be a great fit for someone who is eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment.


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