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Title : Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # YFEQ862337


#Legal Assistant/Paralegal We are a law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injured victims in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We specialize in catastrophic injury cases and have recovered over $650 million for our clients. Our firm is in Washington DC and has an opening for an experienced individual to become part of a detail-oriented team. Candidates MUST have a minimum of five (5) years of litigation experience, including significant experience in medical malpractice specifically. ##Qualifications * Perform with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency * Excellent proofreading skills * Use of electronic filing system (DC, MD, and VA) * Ability to manage time and tasks effectively * Ability to maintain strict confidentiality * Technologically savvy with previous use of electronic case management systems ##Responsibilities This role supports the delivery of quality legal services to clients by providing secretarial and administrative assistance to attorneys, performing complex and specialized administrative and clerical tasks, and working collaboratively with others within and outside of the department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Manage attorney calendars as needed, including initial scheduling, confirmations, and reminders * Manage court (e-filing) emails * Schedule and arrange court conferences, trials, and meetings including conference rooms and meals * Receive and screen phone calls as well as take messages as required * Format and finalize attorney dictation and e-file same with the court as needed * Manage and organize client files in the Firm's cloud-based file management system * Prepare and process new matter notifications * Use legal technology including case management software and electronic document storage system * Maintain familiarity with court filing rules to file court pleadings and generally interact with appropriate courts * Compose and process legal documents such as routine cover letters and enclosures, memorandum, and complex legal documents for distribution and filing * Prepare legal documents both with and without templates * Open files both physically and electronically * Other duties as reasonably assigned ##Salary and Benefits The Legal Assistant will be paid in accordance with's salary scale based on years of experience, followed by a salary step each year thereafter including a year-end bonus. Benefits package includes of the individual cost of health insurance through our health plan (for the employee), retirement match, 13 paid holidays, and generous annual and sick leave allotments starting at 12 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave per year. An annual profit-sharing contribution on behalf of each employee. ##To Apply values an inclusive, diverse workplace and encourages applications from interested persons from diverse backgrounds of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Interested people are encouraged to apply immediately and should submit a letter of interest and resume. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume here. No emails or phone calls, please. ##Job Type: Full-time ##Benefits: * 401(k) * Dental insurance * Health insurance * Paid sick time * Paid time off * Profit sharing ##Schedule: * 8 hour shift ##Travel requirement: * No travel ##Ability to commute/relocate: * Washington, DC 20036: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) ##Experience: * Legal case management: 3 years (Required) ##Work Location: One location #Legal Assistant/Paralegal A law firm in Washington DC is looking for an experienced individual to join their detail-oriented team. The candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of litigation experience, including significant experience in medical malpractice specifically. Job responsibilities will include managing multiple litigation case files, drafting correspondence and discovery responses, organizing materials produced in discovery, organizing medical records, and communicating with clients and expert witnesses. This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong work ethic who enjoys working as part of a litigation team in a professional environment. ##Qualifications * Perform with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency * Excellent proofreading skills * Use of electronic filing system (DC, MD, and VA) * Ability to manage time and tasks effectively * Ability to maintain strict confidentiality * Technologically savvy with previous use of electronic case management systems ##Responsibilities The Legal Assistant will provide secretarial and administrative assistance to attorneys, performing complex and specialized administrative and clerical tasks, and working collaboratively with others within and outside of the department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Manage attorney calendars as needed, including initial scheduling, confirmations, and reminders * Manage court (e-filing) emails * Schedule and arrange court conferences, trials, and meetings including conference rooms and meals * Receive and screen phone calls as well as take messages as required * 5+ years of litigation experience, including significant experience in medical malpractice specifically
 
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