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Legal Assistant – Litigation

Job Description

Prominent multi-office law firm has an immediate opening in our Long Beach office for a Legal Assistant in our Litigation department. This is a heavy litigation desk. The Legal Assistant should have a minimum of 5 years of civil litigation and trial experience in State and Federal Courts. The ideal candidate for this position is extremely organized, has a strong work ethic and attention to detail, exceptional problem solving skills and is comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace.

Responsibilities

  • Correspond with clients, witnesses, lawyers and paralegals (within the firm and outside), outside vendors to schedule interviews, meetings, and depositions
  • Assist with client intake process; coordinate appointments
  • Organizes cases by establishing and organizing files; updating attorney calendars; expediting requirements and deadlines; documenting actions.
  • Support attorneys with drafting complaints and discovery; preparing and filing discovery requests; assist attorneys in preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.
  • Support litigation attorneys in drafting pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; contributing information to the team case review.
  • Supports trial proceedings by organizing evidence and exhibits; taking notes; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses arrive as scheduled.
  • Conduct research on relevant laws, regulations, and legal articles.
  • Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation
  • Draft correspondence and legal documents
  • Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court
  • File exhibits, briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court or opposing counsel
  • Administrative duties may include: scanning, copying, answering and directing phone calls and greeting clients

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Bachelor degree preferred or equivalent certification
  • Ability to type 70+ words per minute
  • Familiarity with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Depth of understanding of serving, filing and docketing programs, preferably CoreRelate
  • Able to take direction and work independently with little or no supervision
  • 5 years of experience as a legal assistant in civil litigation
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

Please submit your resume today to resumes@klinedinstlaw.com. Recruiters need not apply.

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