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Title : Litigation Practice Assistant / Legal Secretary

Location : Georgia - Atlanta
Refer to Job # EERT742099

Litigation Practice Assistant / Legal Secretary The candidate will join the Complex Commercial litigation practice. Will support partners and associates with legal and administrative tasks to include document management, opening and closing of files, calendaring, time entry/billing, travel arrangements, meeting/conference scheduling and other special projects. Prepare, edit and format legal documents and correspondence from draft or dictated text. Assemble exhibits and hearing binders; prepare document productions; schedule depositions. Manage documents: upload documents to e-rooms and the DMS; scan, save to DMS and distribute matter-related hard copy correspondence, court and agency filings; maintain pleading and document indices when appropriate. Organize and maintain case files, retrieve case files, and prepare files for closing in accordance with Records Department procedures. Coordinate day-to-day workflow of attorneys matters and serve as the primary point of contact for attorneys. Communicate with clients, vendors, courts, agencies and firm personnel in a professional manner via telephone, email and in person. Participate as part of a team of practice assistants providing coverage and/or backup coverage for multiple attorneys. Focus on deadlines and prioritize activities and demonstrate resourcefulness by effectively utilizing firm resources and personnel. Adapt quickly to changing environment/demands, think one step ahead and suggest next steps on assignments and ways to improve the delivery of client service without being prompted. Should preferably have 3-5 years of experience supporting litigation attorneys in internal and external leadership roles at a large law firm. Must be proficient with MS Office 2013. Preferred experience in e-filing, time entry and billing software (Elite), and expense reimbursement software (ChromeRiver).

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