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Experienced Legal Assistant Needed (Fairfax Va.)

compensation: Competitive Salary Based on Experience
employment type: full-time

Job Description
Family law firm in Fairfax is looking for an experienced legal assistant who has experience with Virginia court systems and procedures. We are looking for someone with 2 to 5 years of experience working in the legal field (preferably in family law). The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

Taking new client calls
Keeping assigned attorneys’ calendars
Drafting cover letters to clients, court, opposing counsel, and other third parties
Drafting Praecipes, and other pleadings and/or correspondence
Mailing, emailing, faxing correspondence and/or pleadings
Maintaining all case related documents in client files
Creating/maintaining pleadings binders and/or trial binders
Maintaining electronic client files including scanning all documents that come in and/or go out on a particular case
Scheduling appointments with clients
Interfacing with client on various issues including but not limited to status of a case task, passing messages between client and attorney and providing client with copies of case documents
Processing incoming mail for assigned attorneys
Inputting and processing the legal assistant’s own billable time, and processing time for assigned attorney(s)
Closing files and scanning documents into electronic filing system
Arranging service of pleadings. If pleading posted, sending pleading again via mail and certification to court that pleading was posted and sent via first class mail.
Notarization, if certified
Covering receptionist duties, when needed
Additional tasks, as needed
We are looking for someone who is:

· Detail-oriented

· Motivated

· Organized

· Reliable

· Able to multi-task

· A team player

Candidate will have experience in:

· Virginia Family law

· Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Outlook and Word

· HotDocs/Worldox (preferred but not required)

· Answering multiple line telephones

· Working directly with clients

Our firm offers:

· Competitive salary (based on experience)

· Health, dental and vision insurance

· Paid time off

· Company paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance

· Paid holidays

· 401(k) plan

We are an equal opportunity employer. Please email resume and salary requirements

Job Type: Full-time
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 7142074828


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