Legal Assistant wanted – with benefits
Downtown Dallas Immigration law firm is hiring for a legal assistant. The requirements for the position are as follows: MUST BE FLUENT IN SPANISH, written and spoken; must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and knowledge of Clio is a plus; excellent organizational skills; professional telephone skills; ability to learn phone system and software systems; works well in a cooperative environment; ability to work independently and follow through; critical thinking skills, and professional presentation. The potential employee must have close attention to detail; excellent accuracy and have the ability to multitask many jobs at once and take initiative—this is vital as you will not be micromanaged. These are essential aspects of this position.
Tasks include: translation (written and spoken), complete government forms, schedule appointments and court appearances, and confirm that attorneys and/or paralegal is prepared for these events; prepare client files for attorneys’ court appearances, work with clients to gather evidence to support their cases, and work directly under the direction of the paralegal. Approximately 80% of the job is legal in nature, but we are willing to train on the job for legal tasks.
The potential employee must be dependable, punctual, capable of lifting approximately 50 pounds, present themselves professionally at all times, dress professionally, keep home life separate from work life, grasp an understanding of tasks and concepts without numerous explanations, communicate effectively in writing, and be a team player.
The hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. No over time or weekends required. Medical, and parking or public transportation are included. The office is small and very congenial. Salary range is $30,000-$45,000 depending on experience and fit. There may be the possibility of working from home, depending on the right candidate.
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