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Title : Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Location : California - Los Angeles
Refer to Job # PVVA713655


Paralegal/Legal Assistant Duties: Serves clients by managing cases; supporting trial proceedings, under supervision of an attorney; representing the attorney to clients and others; enhances attorney effectiveness by providing information-management. Organizes cases by establishing and organizing files; establishing calendars; expediting requirements and deadlines; documenting actions. Develops cases by researching pertinent law; scheduling attorney s calendar; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints, financial affidavits and discovery; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel. Manages cases by preparing case summaries, brochures for mediation conferences, exhibits, and related correspondence; scheduling mediation conferences and hearings; drafting pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses. Helps clients by initiating and maintaining contact; preparing clients to answer discovery; keeping clients informed of case status. Supports trial proceedings by organizing evidence and exhibits; taking notes; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses arrive as scheduled. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. Paralegal Certification or certification. 2 years experience. Superior Writing Skills, Reporting Skills, Research Skills, Legal Administration Skills, Litigation, Client Relationships, Organization, Planning, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Dependability, Excellent Interpersonal Skills, Excellent Verbal and Written Communication, Superior Computer Skills, Excelling in Word Perfect or Word Perfect X5, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel. Preferred candidate shall have a background in writing and/or have previous experience working in a law office environment.
 
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