Legal Assistant

Recruiter
Law Offices of David Bliven
Location
White Plains
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 13, 2017
Closes
Aug 14, 2017
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

White Plains & Bronx Divorce/Family Law firm seeks Legal Assistant for immediate full-time position.

Duties:

  • Handles phone intakes with potential clients; makes follow-up calls/e-mails to same; handles phone calls to/from clients, opposing counsel and courts.
  • Welcomes clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
  • Produces information by inputting, editing, retrieving, copying and transmitting data.
  • Conserves attorneys time by reviewing and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; organizing client conferences and attorney meetings; scheduling process service, court reporters, expert witnesses, and other special functions.
  • Maintains attorney calendar by recording and monitoring court appearance dates; monitoring evidence-gathering & discovery; anticipating changes in litigation or transaction requirements.
  • Generates revenues by documenting and inputting attorney billable time and reimbursable expenses; preparing invoices; tracking payments. * Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.
  • Handles marketing efforts, such as blog posting & potential client follow-up.

Skills/Qualifications :

  • Relevant work experience (in legal field) and/or relevant education (e.g., paralegal studies, legal studies, legal assistant/secretary certificate, etc.) REQUIRED.
  • Documentation Skills, Meeting Planning, Telephone Skills, Office Experience - General, PC Proficiency, Verbal Communication, Internal Communications, Dependability, Professionalism, Client Relationships;
  • Bi-lingual Spanish a plus.
  • Hours are Monday-Friday (12:30pm-7:30pm) & Saturdays (2:00pm-7:00pm).
  • Benefits: * Paid Sick Leave & Vacation time, with increases upon anniversary dates. * Paid medical insurance. * Retirement account contribution after 3 years of service. * Performance bonuses available.
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