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Location : New Jersey - Englewood
Refer to Job # XJQT703979
Paralegal / Legal Assistant Duties: Work closely with attorneys, and have extensive contact with clients, opposing counsel and the courts. Responsibilities include: 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.
Qualifications: College degree. 3 years of experience in a professional office. 2+ years of experience working in family law. Fluent in MS Word, Outlook and Excel. Fluent in Westlaw online. Experience with billing program Timeslips. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of drafting legal correspondence and legal documents. Strong computer skills. Proficient in document management on computer and in client file. Capable of independent legal research. 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. Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team. Friendly disposition, with a sense of humor. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements.
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