Legal Administrative Assistant Job Description

Legal Administrative Assistant Job Description

May 16th, 2019

Legal Administrative Assistants are professionals who support paralegals and lawyers in a legal environment. They conduct legal research, draft documents of various legal disciplines, manage schedules, and ensure the efficient and effective administration of the office.

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We are looking to hire a Legal Administrative Assistant with exceptional administrative and research skills. Legal Administrative Assistants are expected to work comfortably under pressure with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

To ensure success, Legal Administrative Assistants should be detail oriented, exercise sound judgment and must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills with a keen interest in providing purposeful support to lawyers and paralegals. Top candidates will be familiar with key legal principles and possess incredible accuracy, strong IT skills and excellent time management.

  • Perform accurate legal research and analysis.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations in legal documents.
  • Compile, proofread and revise drafts of legal documents and reports.
  • Daily record keeping with electronic and hard copy filing of documents.
  • Obtain relevant information from other organizations or agencies.
  • Create and organize information, and generate reference tools for easy use by the office.
  • Prepare and format legal and management reports.
  • Maintain and update databases and tracking systems.
  • Respond to all case-related queries.
  • Ensure efficient and effective administrative information and assistance.
  • Paralegal Certificate (essential).
  • Bachelors Certificate in Law or related (desirable).
  • One year of experience in a legal environment.
  • Analytical thinker with detailed research proficiencies.
  • Ability to grasp and interpret legal documents.
  • Systematic knowledge of databases and tracking systems.
  • Fantastic organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Brilliant written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Lexis-Nexis, USAO and scheduling software.

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