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Title : Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Location : California - Los Angeles
Refer to Job # RSFS713207


Legal Assistant/Paralegal Duties: Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney. Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports. Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress. Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorney, clients, and providers. Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review. Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications. Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Qualifications: Legal Assistant/Paralegal certification or diploma, or other relevant coursework. Previous customer service experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficiency in English and either Spanish or Arabic. Excellent time management and organization skills. Ability to work on assigned tasks independently with little supervision. Ability to juggle multiple activities and adapt to new tasks. PREFERRED: Previous experience in a professional office. Previous experience working as legal assistant or legal secretary. Familiarity with law, legal procedures and protocols, and court system.
 
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