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Legal Assistant/Paralegal Duties: Provide legal support throughout the entire litigation process and administrative support in the office. Become thoroughly familiar with all active client cases by understanding the nature of file documents and their relationship to the case. Understand the litigation process in order to anticipate what types of documents are necessary so that documents are prepared ahead of time and pleadings are filled in promptly. Adequately compile, organize and update case materials while acting as a custodian of any and all documents and files relevant to active cases. Draft, file and submit legal pleadings under the supervision of an attorney, including briefs, complaints, memoranda, motions, stipulations, and reports. Maintain a comprehensive organizational system for thousands of electronic and physical client files containing sensitive information. Manage legal cases by preparing billing statements and CJA vouchers, drafting correspondence, and compiling trial binders.
Qualifications: College graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and criminal defense litigation with the ability to make a long-term commitment. Paralegal experience of 5 years desired. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with attorneys, clients, courts, and legal staff. Dependable and can think outside of the box, with strong self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a positive addition to our team. Must possess exemplary proofreading and follow-up skills; attention to detail and multi-tasking skills. Knowledge of document management, the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Appointments, and the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system is a plus. Microsoft Office proficiency preferred.
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