We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Legal Assistant for our client in the Peterborough area.
On the job, the successful Legal Assistant will enhance attorney effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; supporting attorney’s trial proceedings.
Legal Assistant Job Duties:
Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines, etc...
Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.
Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress.
Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorney, clients, and providers.
Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review.
Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.
Legal Assistant Skills/Qualifications:
Must have minimum 3-years experience as a Legal Assistant
Experience with Teraview required
Administrative and computer skills
Reporting Skills & Research Skills
Legal Administration Skills
Litigation, Client Relationships, Organization, Planning
Attention to Detail
Confidentiality, Dependability, Client Confidentiality
To apply, please submit your "Legal Assistant" resume in MS Word or PDF format as an attachment to your application.
Thank you for applying!