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Legal Assistant - Trial - Baltimore

 

Duane Morris LLP, a global law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and around the world, is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant in our Baltimore office.

Duties:

  • Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney/client relationships
  • Maintains current knowledge of clients and contacts
  • Organizes and coordinates legal meetings including client interviews, hearings and depositions.
  • Recording time in DTE. time entry system
  • Preparing and managing correspondence
  • Proofreading and editing legal documents
  • Preparing and processing standard legal documents including subpoenas, contracts, summons, appeals, motions, etc.
  • Setting up and maintaining databases and files
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail
  • Maintaining schedules and calendars including court diaries
  • Opening new files, requesting conflict of interest checks with record center and maintaining on-line and hard copy files
  • Coordinating billing, proofing billing sheets, and reviewing and editing bills
  • Making appointments and assisting with travel arrangements
  • Other administrative duties as required

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a legal environment, preferably with experience in litigation with knowledge of local, state and federal filing rules
  • Working knowledge of legal procedures and legal terminology
  • Proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar and other English language skills
  • Transcription and typing skills (70 w.p.m.) for legal documents, correspondence, rough draft and dictation.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel); E-filing; Chrome River is a plus
  • Ability to organize and prioritize within strict time constraints.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in person and electronically.
  • Ability to follow instructions from a diverse group of clients and attorneys

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including, but not limited to: medical, dental, 401(k) with firm match, pension, life insurance and generous PTO.

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