Litigation Legal Assistant

Birmingham, AL 35203

Posted: 02/18/2019 Industry: Legal Job Number: 59813 Pay Rate: 45000 - 52000

Litigation Legal Assistant

An established law firm has an immediate opening for a full-time litigation legal assistant. The successful candidate will assist attorneys through the performance of complex administrative duties requiring knowledge of legal terminology and the legal process.

Responsibilities
  • Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues and partners.
  • Drafting correspondence; and typing and formatting legal documents.
  • Opening, organizing, managing and closing files.
  • A team player who will take ownership and become familiar with clients, cases, and files.
  • Expert knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and basic math.
  • Highly proficient in scheduling meetings and managing calendars; and making and/or changing travel arrangements.

Requirements
  • Minimum four years experience in a litigation support role in a law firm preferably in the areas of Civil Litigation, Product Liability, Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice.
  • Substantial knowledge of legal terminology, regulations and court system.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office and ability to work with legal technology (court-filing computer systems, transcription software, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of document management software systems.
  • Candidate must be highly organized, detail-orientated and proactive.
  • Associate's degree or equivalent preferred.

The position supports three attorneys in the following practice areas:
  1. Appellate, insurance coverage, product liability, premises liability, civil litigation, construction
  2. Medical malpractice, liquor liability, labor and employment, civil litigation
  3. Commercial and business litigation, insurance coverage, transportation
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