Legal Assistant Job Description

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Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant responsibilities

  • Providing administrative support to lawyer and enhance office effectiveness
  • Handling communication with clients, witnesses etc.
  • Legal administrative support for trials

Legal Assistant Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a self motivated Legal Assistant to ensure smooth running of the office and effective case management. You will provide a broad spectrum of legal services under the supervision of an attorney.


  • Provide administrative support to lawyer and enhance office effectiveness
  • Handle communication with clients, witnesses etc.
  • Administratively support and attend trials
  • Prepare case briefs and summarize depositions, interrogatories and testimony
  • Conduct investigations and statistical/documentary research
  • Locate and develop case relevant information
  • Type up and file basic legal documents and correspondence
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Monitor deadlines and juggle calendars


  • Proven working experience as Legal Assistant or Legal Secretary
  • Familiarity with law, legal procedures and protocols, and court system
  • Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office
  • Computer literacy
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of case management software
  • Excellent secretarial and organisational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure
  • Legal Assistant certification or diploma

Legal Assistant Job Description Examples

Legal Assistant • The Nagler Group

Our busy law firm client is looking to add a legal assistant to its growing team. Ideal candidates will have 3+ years of experience supporting attorneys in the legal field, but those with c-level support experience are also encouraged to apply. Successful applicants for this role will be experienced in multi-tasking, document production, administrative functions, and client contact, with a high...

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Legal Assistant • Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC

Cray Huber is seeking a legal assistant to support three attorneys in a fast-paced environment. We are a defense litigation firm with a concentration in commercial litigation, medical malpractice, transportation, product liability, and toxic tort. The legal assistant will be responsible for handling typing, preparation of pleadings and discovery, deposition/meeting scheduling, transcription... ...

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Legal Assistant • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Essential Functions• Performs secretarial work of a complex nature for attorneys to whom assigned• Must have the ability to master skills specific to the assigned practice group including such tasks as correspondence, spreadsheets, minutes, reports and other documents...• Prepare routine correspondence, memoranda and legal documents• Answer telephone, take messages, provide information and ...

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Legal Assistant • West 4th Strategy


We need an experienced Legal Assistant for the United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In this role, you will be responsible for helping AUSA’s and other legal professionals prepare for trials or court cases. This is a full-time opportunity. We can offer job security and stability, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package...

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