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Robert Half Legal Assistant in San Francisco, California


Robert Half is recruiting a Legal Assistant for a civil litigation defense law firm in San Francisco (hybrid in-office and telecommute). This position supports two partners and two associates. There is a mix of legal secretarial and paralegal work in helping put together and e-file pleadings (including their tables of contents and tables of authorities) with state, Federal, and appellate courts, handle litigation docket calendaring (using AbacusLaw), some discovery review and responses, prepare for depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and trials, and other responsibilities.

Needs 7+ years of litigation legal assistant experience. Good experience with motion formatting (e.g., TOCs / TOAs) and e-filing is required. Pays $85,000 - 105,000/yr for 35-hour workweek and offers generous employment benefits (including 100% firm-paid medical, dental, vision insurance benefits, 401k Plan with 3% firm contribution, commuter costs reimbursement, good PTO, etc.).

For confidential consideration, please email resume to Jon Lucchese, Vice President for Permanent Placement Services Practice, at jon.lucchese‹at›roberthalf‹dot›com . Thank you!


  • Conducting routine discovery

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

  • 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

  • Knowledge of assisting attorneys, including scheduling appointments

  • General familiarity with state courts

  • Service of process experience required

  • Deep understanding of civil litigation

  • Practical knowledge of defense firm work

  • Basic grasp of filing with appellate courts

  • Wide ranging experience with exhibit lists

  • Solid experience in scheduling depositions

  • Comprehension of legal secretary responsibilities

  • Previous experience working in insurance defense litigation

  • Foundational knowledge in trial preparation

  • Quality experience with e-file

  • Solid understanding of drafting answers

  • Skills in completing Judicial Council forms

  • Hands-on experience with preparing memoranda

  • Proven knowledge of federal courts and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

  • Court filings experience required

  • Prior experience with preparing pleadings

  • Experience with litigation paralegal work

  • Foundational knowledge in state and federal civil procedure

  • Proficiency in state, local, and municipal law

  • Earlier work involving preparing evidence summaries

  • Drafting legal court documents, such as pleadings, motions, affidavits and subpoenas

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

If you're looking for an excellent opportunity, you could take the next step in your legal career as part of thie dynamic, growing firm. The ideal candidate is eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment.

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