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Legal Assistant - Defense Litigation

Location: Greenville
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Employees in this job coordinate office activities for Attorneys, performing a variety of legal secretarial duties such as scheduling hearings, preparing legal documents and correspondence, docketing cases and maintaining court dockets and diaries, and providing information and direction to others. The work requires knowledge of legal, secretarial, and office practices. - Responsibilities:

  • Perform assignments under attorney direction
  • Organize and analyze information
  • Organize case files including, but not limited to - indexing, reports, charts, and numerical and tabular materials
  • Cross-check and validate information
  • Prepare written reports, correspondence, business letters, minutes, charts and other documents as directed
  • Interact with clients and opposing counsel as necessary to effectively perform assigned duties for Attorney(s)
  • Miscellaneous projects as requested
  • Assist attorneys in preparation for hearings
  • All other duties as required Job Requirements:Requirements
    • 1-2 years Legal Assistant experience preferred. - (Defense Litigation)Ability to determine work priorities.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • High level of attention to detail.
    • Skilled typing ability and knowledge of personal computers, hardware, software, and related applications and systems.
    • Ability to compose correspondence and reports.
    • Knowledge of court and administrative hearing rules and procedures.
    • Knowledge of correct English usage, spelling, punctuation, and legal terminology.
    • Knowledge of the organization and composition of business letters, minutes, reports, charts, and numerical and tabular materials.
    • Knowledge of the techniques of receiving callers, making appointments, giving information, and explaining instructions and guidelines. Able to work individually or as member of a collegial team.
    • Willingness to participate in shared office duties and requirements. Experience with legal case management software is a plus. Benefits Gallivan White & Boyd offers a robust benefits package including: 401(k) plan, affordable health, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, critical illness, health savings account (HSA), flexible spending accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses (FSA), short term disability, long term disability, Teledoc to provide 24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video, and an employee assistant program (EAP). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Keywords: GALLIVAN WHITE BOYD, P.A., Greenville , Legal Assistant - Defense Litigation, Legal , Greenville, South Carolina

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