13 Aug
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Georgia, Atlanta

CompensationCommensurate with skill and experienceEmployment TypeFull-TimeBuckhead area law firm seeks a self-motivated Paralegal for unique opportunity to work in a legal office, primarily focused on criminal defense, white collar crime, personal injury and other civil litigation. The ideal candidate will be motivated and detail-oriented with stellar organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated job stability and solid references are required.Responsibilities: Assist with drafting, editing, reviewing and filing of legal documents (pleadings, motions, discovery, contracts)Transcribe dictationManage organization of all client files, including scanning for our paper-light officeAssist with preparation of incoming and outgoing discovery, including working with clients to gather information and documents and preparation of document requests to non-partiesMaintain calendars, including coordination and scheduling of meetings, discovery deadlines, court appearances, conference calls and client reporting; sending calendar invites and reminders; tracking deadlines and status of cases/matters. Includes reviewing correspondence to identify dates to be calendared.Prepare checklists, timelines, issues list and document schedules, as neededReview and summarize discovery responses and other dataAssemble documents for client matters; compile signature pages and exhibits and ensuring that final documents are complete; distribute same to partiesRecord billable time for client mattersAssist with administrative office tasksQualifications: 2+ years experience as an assistant in an office settingCivil litigation experience requiredCollege degree and/or paralegal certificateFamiliarity with litigation pleading and discovery document formatting and related civil practice deadlinesComputer savvy: knowledgeable about Word formatting; ability to Bates label and edit .pdf documents; Excel and PowerPoint skills preferredSound judgment and discretionPositive and enthusiastic attitude, and strong work ethicProactive and self-motivated, with ability to prioritize and multitaskExcellent written and verbal communication skillsDeadline and detail-orientedAbility to professionally perform Responsibilities listed aboveJob Type: Full-timeRequired experience:Legal Assistant: 1 year

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