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Legal Assistant

  • Division: Office Support
  • Level: Non-Management
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • JobID: 34492
  • City/State: Columbia, South Carolina
Job Description

Legal Assistant needed for firm in Downtown Columbia to provide administrative support to four or more attorneys.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares legal documents, pleadings, contracts and correspondence from draft or dictated text.
  • Manages attorneys’ calendars and assists in meeting deadlines.
  • Dockets court filing deadlines and scheduling orders.
  • Maintains attorneys’ time entry for billing purposes.
  • Coordinates attorneys’ and/or clients’ travel arrangements including scheduling flights, ground transportation, overnight accommodations, preparing directions, and confirming travel schedules.
  • Performs clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, transcribing dictation, composing and typing routine correspondence, scanning and converting various documents, and reading and routing incoming mail.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a legal secretary or as an administrative assistant in a law firm or legal department. Experience supporting the following practice group(s):
    • Healthcare
    • Transactional
  • Associates or Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including typing skills of 75 WPM.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills. Must effectively prioritize work/projects and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and accommodate rush requests.
  • Motivated, self-directed individual with ability to anticipate and resolve issues and work with little to no supervision.
  • Experience using a legal time and billing system.
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