Legal Assistant

Jackson, MS 39211

Posted: 10/25/2018 Industry: Legal Job Number: 240825 Pay Rate: $40000.00/year City: Jackson Type: Direct Hire

Seeking self motivated Legal assistant to ensure smooth running of the office and effective case management for a successful, nation wide civil litigation firm who represents large national accounts. You will provide a broad spectrum of legal services to help benefit the firm. This is a permanent position that is also a great opportunity!

HOURS: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

SALARY: $40,000 range DOE

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.

  • Monitor deadlines and juggle calendars.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Familiarity with law, legal procedures and protocols, and court system.

  • Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Working knowledge of case management software.

  • Excellent secretarial and organizational skills.

  • Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure.

  • Legal Assistant certification or diploma preferred.

EXCELENT BENEFITS: Paid medical and dental, employee pays small fee for vision. Firm also pays a long term disability policy.

If you review the job description and the requirements above and your skills are a match, please click the APPLY ONLINE button below. Click the appropriate link as either a First Time Applicant or a Returning Applicant and follow the prompts. If asked, please select the PROFESSIONAL BRANCH. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 601-353-4200.

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