Legal Assistant

Downtown Cleveland, OH | Indefinite

Post Date: 05/18/2017 Job ID: 01 - 131366 nw Job Category: Legal Pay Rate: $13.50/hr

A local law firm is seeking a Legal Assistant for a full-time position.  You will work Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Job Duties:

  • Keep cases organized by establishing and organizing files, monitor calendars, meet deadlines, document actions, input information into file database and case management software, and confirm case status with attorney
  • Help develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case, schedule depositions, prepare and forward summonses and subpoenas, draft complaints, prepare and file discovery requests, prepare responses to opposing counsel, and generate status reports
  • Keep clients informed by maintaining contact and communicate case progress
  • Maintain case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorney, clients, and providers
  • Support case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences, prepare pleading, monitor and obtain discovery responses, and organize materials for team case review
  • Enhance trial proceedings by organizing evidence, prepare exhibits, schedule witnesses, ensure that witnesses are ready when needed, and take courtroom notes
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and read professional publications

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have previous Legal Assistant experience
  • Immigration Law is preferred, but not required
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced office
  • Must have excellent reporting, research, litigation, planning, and organizational skills with an eye for detail
  • Must have the ability to build and maintain client relationships
  • Must be computer literate with accurate data entry skills
  • Must have high integrity and the capability to maintain confidentiality

For an immediate interview, please call 216-706-7347 or submit your resume to lakewood@areatemps.com.

For over 25 years, Area Temps has been committed to providing Northeast Ohio companies with office staffing services, technical, skilled trades, industrial and professional staffing solutions.  We measure our success by the thousands of people who have accepted permanent positions with our client companies, either through a direct hire or after successfully completing an initial temporary assignment.

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With over 25 years experience in Greater Cleveland and thousands of people employed successfully each year, Area Temps still believes that the best way to serve both our employees and our customers is through personal service. When you apply online, we'll review your work skills and location preferences within 24 hours. Qualified candidates will be contacted to arrange for a personal interview, and our personnel supervisors will work with you to find the perfect assignment.

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