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Title : Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Location : New Mexico - Albuquerque
Refer to Job # YBTE788732


Legal Assistant/Paralegal Responsibilities: Provide administrative support to the firm's three lawyers and enhance office effectiveness and efficiency. Handle communication with clients, Opposing Counsel, court staff, etc. Assist with hearing and trial preparation. Prepare and maintain case matter files and related tasks (scanning documents, emailing correspondence and documents to others, organizing files for hearings/trials, copying exhibits, etc.). Conduct conflict checks and communicate with prospective clients. Maintain and ensure attorney docket calendars are up to date and accurate. Prepare basic legal documents and correspondence; handle and direct mailing and service of process. Answer and direct phone calls and/or messages as required. Maintain contact lists in case management system and update as necessary. Monitor deadlines and juggle calendars as required; ensure tasks are completed within allowable deadlines. Qualifications: Legal Assistant certification or diploma preferred. 1+ years of verifiable working experience as a legal assistant or paralegal. Familiarity with family law, legal procedures and protocols, and the state court system. Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office. Computer literacy and proficiency, particularly with cloud-based computer programs and Microsoft Office. Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of case management software. Excellent secretarial and organizational skills. Excellent at following instructions and have superior attention to details. Ability to focus on, prioritize, and complete assigned tasks in an allowable timeframe. Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure.
 
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