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Robert Half Legal Assistant in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

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

Major responsibilities

  • Preserve computer database input and retrieval

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

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

  • Produce correspondence and memorandum

  • Arrange documents and organize data as directed by lawyers and paralegals

  • Store electronic documents and files

  • Handle matter management and record keeping

  • Faxing, filing, and word processing

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

  • Making sure copied documents adhere to original standards Requirements - 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

  • Solid understanding of litigation

  • 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

  • 1+ 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. We're calling all candidates who are eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment.

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