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Title : Paralegal/legal Assistant

Location : New York - Buffalo
Refer to Job # ZEFD816136


Paralegal/Legal Assistant Responsibilities: Calendar court appearances, deadlines for filing various legal documents, meetings, and important reminders for each file. Draft correspondence, e-mails, and legal documents. Update the time management program. Screen telephone calls from prospective or current clients, courts, and prosecutors offices. Scan and save documents to clients electronic files and maintain physical files organized as needed. Take the initiative by assisting Attorneys with requests for any additional or follow-up documents. Proactively request adjournments for court appearances as needed, follow up with courts, and inform clients. General office duties include handling mail, copying, faxing, and filing. Open new files by ensuring arraignments or first court appearances are confirmed; identity, collect, and confirm accurate contact and address information for clients, courts, and prosecutors offices. Keep Attorneys updated on cases. Update database with case status. Meet with attorneys to address tasks. Keep weekly task list for attorneys. Electronically file documents with courts, if needed. Make sure clients are contacted regularly. Qualifications: Must have 1-3 years of experience as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant; and. Capable of performing all essential job duties and responsibilities. Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies. Paralegal Certification preferred. Experience (or an expressed desire to learn) drafting basic legal documents for review by Attorneys such as discovery demands, motions, applications for criminal record sealing, and certificates of relief from disabilities. Capable of (or an expressed desire to learn) using legal research databases such as Westlaw, FastCase, or LexisNexis. Familiarity with CLIO, legal CRM.
 
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