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Title : Legal Assistant/paralegal

Location : Florida - Jacksonville
Refer to Job # TXLV816308

Legal Assistant/Paralegal The candidate's duties include: Maintaining the electronic case file; Assist in preparation, formatting, drafting pleadings, notices, and other legal documents and correspondence; Ensuring that filings are accurate, properly formatted and timely filed and served through the ePortal - various counties; Maintaining attorney calendars and case timetable; Coordinating, scheduling and calendaring of all court hearings, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, trials, property inspections, among other events and deadlines; Assumption of responsibility for attorney's calendar such that candidate will provide the attorney with reminders and advanced notice of pending items in order to ensure all deadlines are timely met; Communication with clients, judicial assistants, opposing counsel and court staff. 2 years of Civil Litigation experience required. Knowledge of court procedures required. Knowledge of legal terminology is required. Knowledge of the County and State systems and filings is required. Experience with online scheduling, scheduling hearings, depositions and trials required. Ability to multi-task with a high level of organizational skills required. Excellent grammar (verbal and written), proofreading, and listening skills are required. Possess a high level of accuracy with attention to detail. Ability to prepare, edit and finalize pleadings, notices, and other legal documents required. Perform duties in a timely manner and ability to meet deadlines. Proficient in Internet Tools, Outlook, Word Perfect, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Westlaw required. High school or equivalent required. Excellent Professional phone etiquette, professional manner and appearance required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Bilingual preferred. Proficient in internet tools, Outlook, Word Perfect, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Westlaw required. Strong foundation in litigation procedures including: e-filing procedures, litigation stages and processes, form and content of pleadings, discovery, and trial preparation required. Experience preparing notices and other legal documents and correspondence required. Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency through prioritizing and following through on commitments; persistence in overcoming and removing obstacles that impact goal achievement required.

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