Bridgeport, CT | Perm
My client, a well known large law firm, is looking for a Legal Assistant to assist an attorney and his team of Paralegals.
Job duties will include:
Answers phones for team. Welcomes clients and guests by greeting them in person or on the phone, answering and directing inquiries.
Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying and transmitting text, data and graphics; coordinating case preparation.
Conserves paralegal time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; organizing client conferences, and attorney meetings; scheduling couriers, court reporters, expert witnesses, and other special functions; coordinating preparation of charts, graphs, and other courtroom visuals; preparing expense reports and settlement sheets.
Maintains paralegal calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions, and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering; anticipating changes in litigation or transaction preparation requirements.
Represents paralegal by communicating and obtaining information; following-up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to paralegal.
Maintains client confidence by keeping client/paralegal information confidential.
Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence.
Maintains office supplies by checking stocks; placing and expediting orders; evaluating new products.
Must have strong computer skills (MS Office, database management, Needles).
Previous law firm experience (preferably either Medical Malpractice or Personal Injury).
Will consider RECENT COLLEGE GRADS with some law firm experience.