Our client is a Wagstaff LLP located in Abilene, Texas. We are seeking a legal assistant on their behalf to join their team.
Overview of Position/ Job Purpose:
The Legal Assistant is principally responsible for supporting two attorneys in the office engaged in both transactional practice and litigation, as well as certain administrative activities in the Firm. Priority candidates should have significant experience as legal support staff, including drafting and editing documents, proof-reading, and client communication. The candidate must have strong typing and editing skills and highly proficient in the use of Word and Excel. The ideal candidate is proactive, organized, detail-oriented, efficient, and able to work independently in a demanding environment.
Duties & Responsibilities:
General administrative work including answering phones, filing documents, receiving incoming mail, preparing shipping, maintaining attorneys’ calendars, managing office events and meetings, and other ad hoc projects
Maintain calendars and schedules
Draft and edit various legal documents
Prepare reports and correspondence
Analyze legal documents for accuracy
Organize files and coordinate records and minor legal research
Prepare pleadings, motions and discovery requests and responses
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Prior work at legal assistant, court clerk, or similar experience may be considered in lieu of education.
Proactive, deadline-focused, detail-oriented and driven by the task at hand.
Excellent attention to punctuation, grammar, and spelling; experience in editing legal documents is mandatory.
Excellent efficient legal research skills, both electronic and manual; able to perform legal research in Lexis.
Proficient skill level with Adobe and in Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer.
Experience with all phases of document production.
Experience drafting contract provisions.
In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles.
Understanding of real estate related legal practice.
Treats sensitive or confidential information with appropriate discretion.
Professional communicator (written and verbal), complete with positive attitude, often in difficult situations.
Able to work professionally and effectively with attorneys and other staff members.