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Legal Assistant - Employment Law

Lewitt Hackman
Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Posted: 12 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, medical, vision,
Job Description

Well-established San Fernando Valley Firm seeks an exceptional legal assistant to assist in day-to-day functions with our Employment Law Practice Group. Ideal candidate is trustworthy, responsible, organized, with at least 3-4 years legal administrative experience. At our firm, you will handle general clerical tasks, nurture client relationships, and conduct research to support attorneys’ cases.

 

Legal Assistant Duties

·         Support multiple attorneys

·         Greet and interact with clients in person, by phone, and email

·         Prepare and work on legal documents including complaints, answers, discovery, motions, agreements, disclosure documents and other filings and documents

·         Assist attorneys with information gathering and research for cases and trial preparation

·         Research legal publications and databases to find laws, decisions and information pertaining to cases

·         File court documents in courts and complete other filings with government agencies

·         Communicate with court officials and opposing counsel for attorneys

·         Help lawyers prepare for arbitration, depositions, hearings, mediations, and trials

·         Handle incoming and outgoing phone calls and mail

·         Assist in creating and finalizing letters

·         Manage attorneys’ calendars; schedule meetings and appointments

·         Maintain organized paper and electronic files, including documents and correspondence

·         Perform wide ranging other assistant duties as they arise

 

Legal Assistant Requirements and Qualifications

·         3-4 or more years’ experience in Employment Litigation or Business Litigation is preferred

·         Legal Assistant certification from Legal Secretaries International, Inc., National Association of Legal Secretaries or the like is preferred, but not required

·         Demonstrate ethical conduct and ensure client confidentiality

·         Excellent research and organizational skills

·         Superb written and oral communications skills

·         Court Filing experience with State, Federal, Appellate and Arbitration Filings is preferred

·         Strong skills in word processing, databases (ProLaw), email, and Microsoft Office software (Outlook – emails and calendaring), Word, Adobe

·         Must be able to format documents with both TOA/TOC (REQUIRED)

·         Trial preparation experience (Preferred)

·         Must be eligible to become a notary public (REQUIRED)

We offer a collegial working environment, competitive salary, benefits and growth opportunity. The Firm will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Please e-mail the resume and cover letter to career@lewitthackman. com.  Please indicate on the subject matter “Employment Law Legal Assistant ”.

Company Description
An award-winning law firm with both Business and Consumer Practice Groups, established in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles since1969.

Lewitt Hackman

Why Work Here?
Professional and friendly working environment with great benefits

An award-winning law firm with both Business and Consumer Practice Groups, established in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles since1969.

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16633 Ventura Boulevard

Thousand Oaks, CA
USA

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