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Title : Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Location : New Jersey - Englewood
Refer to Job # VXUF708265

Paralegal / Legal Assistant The candidate will work closely with attorneys, and have extensive contact with clients, opposing counsel and the courts. Will setup and maintain client files; prepare and file pleadings and motions with the court; legal research on Westlaw; internet research; track case activity; draft correspondence to attorneys, clients and court; draft notes to files; prepare discovery demands and discovery responses; prepare CIS; maintain office calendar for appointments, court appearances and filing deadlines; some clerical work; and answering phones. Additionally, candidate must be able to quickly assess and respond to clients changing situations. The candidate must be mature, act appropriately in a professional environment and have a pleasant disposition and sense of humor. Should have college degree. Should have 3 years of experience in a professional office. Should have at least 2 years of experience working in family law. Should be fluent in MS Word, Outlook and Excel; Fluent in Westlaw online. Should have experience with billing program Timeslips. Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Should have knowledge of drafting legal correspondence and legal documents; Strong computer skills. Should be proficient in document management on computer and in client file. Should be capable of independent legal research. Should have strong project management and coordination skills; Enthusiasm for multitasking, with the ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline driven environment; Demonstrable strategic thinking skills, with a zest for solving problems and implementing solutions. Should have proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.

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