Legal Assistant

Lewiston, ME

Posted: 10/18/2021 Employment Type: TempToFT Industry: Legal Job Number: SBS101821-1 Pay Rate: $22.00 to $25.00 per hour

Job Description

Overview:

Job Responsibilities: 

• Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney.

• Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.

• Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact and communicating case progress.

• Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review.

• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.

• Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Job Requirements

Summary of Requirements:

Required skills/experience:

• Proficiency in English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Detail-oriented and highly organized with proven ability to work independently, manage large workloads, and keep deadlines.

• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

• Kind and professional demeanor with flexible attitude towards daily tasks.

Preferred skills/experience:

• Bachelor's degree in related field.

• Prior experience as an administrative or executive assistant, legal assistant/secretary, or paralegal.

Additional Information

Benefits and Scheduling:

Benefits:

• 401(k)

• Dental insurance

• Health insurance

• Life insurance

• Paid time off

Schedule:

• Monday through Friday

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