Legal Assistant job in USA at Empire Justice Center

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Employer - Empire Justice Center
Job title - Legal Assistant
Job Description

Legal Assistant
Rochester, NY - Full time, Exempt position
Empire Justice Center, a highly respected, statewide legal services organization is seeking a qualified applicant the position of Legal Assistant. The Legal Assistant will be responsible for managing and supporting the day-to-day administrative duties for the Rochester Office legal team. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, exceptional problem solving skills and is comfortable in a fast paced and dynamic workplace.
Overview
Reporting to Legal Director, the Legal Assistant will be tasked with a variety of duties to support lawyers in all aspects of litigation, including drafting and filing documents, document assembly, , and maintaining and organizing files. The Legal Assistant will also help lawyers prepare for meetings, court appearances, motions, hearings, trials, and trainings. They will use technology including computer software for organizing and managing the data and documents.
Legal Assistant Job Responsibilities:
Assist with administrative tasks as it relates to the Rochester office and attorneys.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Draft and send out basic correspondence with accuracy.
Field telephone calls as needed.
Edit legal documents including but not limited to briefs containing table of contents and table of authorities.
Perform administrative duties, including proofreading and editing all materials for extreme accuracy and clarity and prepare final drafts of legal documents, including motion assembly.
Service of process and E-filing knowledge (Federal and State) in preparation to file all types of legal documents including but not limited to summons and complaint, answer, discovery requests, responses to opposing counsel, and motions.
Assist with scheduling, as needed.
Assist with travel plans, as needed.
Make reservations for conference rooms on building-wide calendar
Provide administrative and secretarial support to attorney
Calls to arrange some services (i.e. printing, car rental, etc.)
Send monthly attorneys’ fees report to all EJC staff & update Excel worksheet
Update EJC profile on 211 and other outside agencies
Attend monthly receptionist meeting w/ Legal Aid, LawNY, VLSP
Report Toshiba meter reading and call for repairs
Serve as one of the point persons for office maintenance issues
Schedule sign language and interpreting and translating services
Coordinate the destruction of closed case files
Perform administrative duties, including proofreading and editing all materials for extreme accuracy and clarity and prepare final drafts of legal documents, including exhibits.
Complete logistic work when filed briefs
E-file briefs or other documents
Respond to the prisoner letters
Handle bar association renewals
File Marquez monthly report in NetDocs and update Excel worksheet
Qualifications:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
Associate's degree in paralegal studies, a paralegal certificate, or a Bachelor's degree preferred
7+ years of experience as an administrative assistant (preferably in a law firm supporting litigation), legal assistant, legal secretary, or paralegal
Ability to handle multiple projects with frequently changing priorities and deadlines.
Must have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as to work independently, with minimal supervision.
Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred
Proficient in the use of Microsoft W
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Job Location USA
Date Posted 18 May 2020
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