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Legal Assistant (Litigation)

Pancoast Staffing Services, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $50,000 to $55,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, medical, vision,
Job Description

Downtown Pittsburgh law firm in need of experienced candidate for current Litigation Practice Assistant opening.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Evaluate assignments and best approaches to complete them.

· Type, proofread, format and edit correspondence, pleadings, memoranda, agreements and other legal documents under time-sensitive deadlines; may assist with drafting of pleadings and other documents.

· Open new client and new matter files using Firm software.

· Keep paper and electronic files for professionals and clients; maintain email and electronic files using Firm software.

· Review and revise with responsible attorney, client invoices and fee estimates/accruals, prepare cover correspondence, and work with Billing Coordinators.

· Schedule appointments, depositions and meetings; make travel arrangements; set-up conference calls and video meetings.

· Prepare and submit expense/reimbursement reports.

· Utilize software applications (Firm and practice-specific) to assist attorneys in work product as well as retention and organization of emails and attaching appropriate files and documents.

· Work as a team and in conjunction with cluster mates, colleagues and professionals in specified practice area(s) and office/Firm wide.

· Liaise with Document Services for document projects and with Litigation Support for production projects.

· Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues and opposing counsel as directed and present a positive Firm impression.

· Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

· A minimum of three years of law firm experience.

· High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

· Excellent written/verbal communication skills and the ability to professionally interact with professionals, clients and staff.

· Ability to problem-solve and anticipate issues/problems.

· Proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, Excel, NetDocs or other like software.

· Must possess knowledge and understanding of litigation.

· Knowledge of practice-specific rules, laws, court forms and filing procedures, a plus.

· Prior use of a document management system (NetDocs) a plus.

Pancoast Staffing Services, Inc.

Address

Pittsburgh, PA
15222 USA

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Legal

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