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Legal Secretary/Assistant

Company: Hedman Family Law, L.L.C.
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

A family law office serving families is seeking a full-time Legal Secretary/Assistant combo to join it's team in Gresham, Oregon (office located in Old Town Gresham). - -This candidate will be providing extra support to this office's attorneys and paralegal as well as working independently on discovery requests, discovery receipt, exhibits, and case organization. -Ideally this candidate has a proven interest in working with people both in person and on the phone. -Some legal office experience is preferred. Please submit cover letter, resume, and references. -Compensation commensurate with experience. -Benefits will include paid vacation, -personal leave allowance after three months, and health and dental insurance in addition to attending educational opportunities. - Primary Responsibilities: - --- Ability to facilitate receptionist duties (answering phones, confidence in answering basic questions, etc.). - --- Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate in person, by e-mail, and telephone and follow the instruction effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys, and staff. Ability to stay organized, calm, compassionate and be calming toward -persons who may be emotional and /or anxious while also maintaining professional boundaries. - --- Opens files, is able to do conflict of interest checks, and assists in maintaining client and general files. --- Provide support as needed by the office's legal assistant/paralegal and two attorneys. - --- Prepare letters as needed using template software, and communicate with clients by phone and email on a daily basis. --- Assist two attorneys with project organization and deadline reminders on discovery received from client's and opposing parties. --- Performs e-filings, prepare pleadings notebooks, update indexes and prepare exhibit and /or discovery notebooks. --- Provides assistance in case/client needs including scheduling of attorneys.
Skills and other requirements: --- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Document Management Systems, and ideally some experience with Amicus Billing Software or a comparable software. --- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. --- Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task, as well as superior attention to detail. --- Ability to work in a group setting part of a legal team.
Physical Requirements: --- Occasionally may need to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Keywords: Hedman Family Law, L.L.C., Portland , Legal Secretary/Assistant, Legal , Portland, Oregon

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