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Legal Assistant

Fayetteville, AR · Legal

National law firm seeking a skilled Legal Assistant for their NWA office. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide administrative support to multiple attorneys and work alongside a team of other staff members within the litigation department.

Job Duties:

  • Type and edit legal documents and correspondence from handwritten, typed drafts or materials 
  • Answer telephones and handle client matters through telephone and email
  • Organize, correlate and edit drafts
  • Scan documents and send/receive via email 
  • Maintain attorney time and expense records
  • Maintain attorney calendars 
  • File pleadings with the various courts, including online filing systems
  • Maintain client files and transcripts
  • Arrange business itineraries by coordinating travel reservations
  • Read and route incoming and internal mail; assemble large mailings
  • Proofread documents for changes to be made before the final copy is produced

Job Requirements:

  • High School (or equivalent) required; college preferred
  • Previous legal experience required
  • Litigation and trial preparation experience preferred
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word and other Office 2010 products
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an aptitude to interface with lawyers, clients and staff in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to handle the workload for multiple attorneys

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