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Robert Half Legal Assistant in PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania

Description Legal Assistants directly support lawyers and occasionally oversee other legal staff, such as file clerks or legal secretaries.Legal Assistants should have strong analytical, communication and organizational skills, as well as computer and technical knowledge.Three to five years of legal experience in a law firm or other corporate legal department may be preferred.

Major responsibilities

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

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

  • Ensure documents are ready for photocopying and scanning

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

  • Implement word processing, filing and faxing

  • Write communications and memorandum

  • Develop an organization system for e-documents and files

  • Cross-reference copied documents with originals to ensure accuracy

  • Lead the maintenance of computer database input and retrieval

  • Handle matter management and record keeping Requirements - 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

  • Conducting routine discovery

  • 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

  • Experience assisting lawyers in preparing for transactional closings, depositions, hearings, trials and conferences; completing many administrative tasks, including, working on individual cases or transactions

  • Personal Injury Law experience

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

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