The Litigation Legal Assistant supports attorneys in the Litigation Practice Group by typing, drafting, revising, and formatting pleadings, motions, correspondence, discovery, and other legal documents; E-filing all court documents in state, federal court and appellate courts; maintaining pleading and discovery binders and all incoming mail; managing calendars and assisting in meeting deadlines; communicating with clients, courts, and attorneys; opening new files, preparing conflicts checks and drafting engagement letters; processing monthly billing and time entry.
- Perform other administrative duties as assigned in support of attorneys.
- Minimum 3-5 years of litigation legal administrative assistant experience required.
- State (NJ) and Federal e-filings experience required.
- Proficient with MS Office Suite, including advanced use of MS Word (including redlining, comparing documents, advanced formatting, Table of Contents and Table of Authorities creation and manipulation, and hyperlinks).
- Proficiency in the use of document management systems (iManage preferred)
- Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills and very detail- oriented.
Education and Experience:
- Minimum of 3-5 years as a legal assistant in a law firm required.
- Associate degree a plus.
The job description as described above is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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