Solo law firm in Leonia, New Jersey dealing with civil law matters seeks a self-directed, independent experienced legal assistant. The firm is dedicated to extraordinary legal representation, high-touch service, and a positive work environment. For the right candidate, most of the work and interactions may be conducted by remote-work.
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The candidate will primarily support the principal attorney of the law firm in preparing for trials, hearings, and closings. A large part of this consists of conducting legal research and gathering relevant information to the case. This includes researching the facts of the case as well as identifying the appropriate laws, judicial decisions, and legal articles relevant to the case; gathering and analyzing information, then preparing written reports that the attorney uses to determine how the case should be handled.
Duties include writing pleadings, briefs, and correspondence, as well as answering phones, conducting client intakes, scheduling client appointments, faxing, emailing, filing, copying, and scanning. This will involve contact with counter-parties, outside counsel, and service providers. Effective communication with the attorney about tasks to be completed or status of current tasks will be critical. Maintaining an extensive calendar for the attorney as well as scheduling meetings and conference calls and coordinating with courts' calendars and filings will be necessary. You will need to track expenses for the attorney, bill to the correct account, and record time for the attorney.
Maintaining company and client confidentiality at all times and punctuality is a prerequisite. Should have strong analytical skills; strong oral and written communication skills; proven ability to deliver precise and timely work products. The ability to get things done, be self-motivating and driven are all important factors. You must know how to work independently, handle pressure, and manage time. Interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence are key. Extremely tech savvy, with strong knowledge of relevant remote-work platforms and tools. You will work with cloud-based applications such as Google gSuite.
For consideration, please email a resume along with a cover letter indicating how your skills can enhance our practice. You must include salary requirements and whether you are seeking a full or part-time position. If you are seeking a part-time position, please indicate your ideal working hours. All applicants meeting the law firm's qualifications will be requested to complete an application and interview. This application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed.