Legal Assistant

» Legal Assistant
Legal
in Orlando
, FL
Reference: 19-03652

Description: 

  • Keep cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney
  • Help develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports
  • Keep clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress
  • Maintain case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorney, clients, and providers
  • Support case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review
  • Enhance trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Reporting skills
  • Research skills
  • Legal administration skills
  • Litigation
  • Client relationships,
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Attention to detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Dependability
  • Client confidentiality