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Title : Legal Assistant/paralegal

Location : Texas - Austin
Refer to Job # IWXA793360

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Duties: Draft and edit various legal documents. Prepare reports and correspondence. Analyze legal documents (primarily transactional and real estate) for accuracy. Perform and coordinate records and legal research. Client communication. Maintain calendars and schedules. Summarize legal documents. Prepare pleadings, motions and discovery requests and responses. General administrative work including answering phones, filing documents, receiving incoming mail, preparing shipping, maintaining attorneys calendars, managing office events and meetings, and other ad hoc projects. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred. 3+ years of paralegal or similar experience will be considered in lieu of education. Proactive, deadline-focused, detail-oriented and driven by the task at hand. Excellent efficient legal research skills, both electronic and manual; able to perform legal research in Westlaw or Lexis. Proficient skill level with Adobe and in Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer. Experience with all phases of document production. Experience drafting contract provisions. In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles. Understanding of real estate related legal practice. Treats sensitive or confidential information with appropriate discretion. Professional communicator (written and verbal), complete with positive attitude. Excellent attention to punctuation, grammar, and spelling; experience in editing legal documents is mandatory. Able to work professionally and effectively with attorneys and other staff members.

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