Robert Half Legal Assistant in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia
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 strong analytical, communication and organizational skills, as well as computer and technical knowledge.In some cases, law firms prefer three to five years of legal experience in a law firm or other corporate legal department.
Your responsibilities in this role
Organize documents and assemble data as directed by lawyers and paralegals
Electronically filing documents
Retrieve and search for electronic documents from a variety of court and agency web sites
Make sure copied documents are factual compared to originals
Take the lead on the research of legal issues and investigative tasks, which may include collecting information and documents from external parties, as needed
Oversee computer database input and retrieval
Ready documents for photocopying/scanning
Author correspondence and memorandum
Record keeping, matter management
Word processing, filing and faxing Requirements - Legal knowledge experience
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
Conducting routine discovery
2+ years of relevant experience
Organizing and tracking files for important transactions or case documents, including pleadings and voluminous discovery documents; creating and maintaining a case-management database
Investigating the factual evidence of a transaction or case and preparing exhibits, charts and diagrams to display information
If you're looking for work at a dynamic, growing firm, this could be an excellent opportunity to 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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