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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

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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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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

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