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Legal Assistant

Company: The Elliot Legal Group, P.A.
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Purpose:Enhances attorneys' effectiveness by monitoring Client intake, scheduling conference call and lead consultations, developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; supporting attorneys' trial proceedings, and office administration. Duties:* Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files (physical & electronic files via CLIO Legal Management System); monitoring calendars (via CLIO Legal Management System); meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorneys; monitoring incoming phone calls; scheduling conference calls with Clients and Attorneys; intake of potential leads/clients including gathering summary of facts, scheduling consultation meeting via telephone/zoom, and receipt of retainer agreements and retainer payment; transitioning potential clients to newly hired clients (physical & electronic files via CLIO Legal Management System). * Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; generating status reports. * Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress. * Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorneys, 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 a team case review. * Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes. * Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications. * Preparing monthly Client invoices/statements for attorney review and authorization (via CLIO Legal Management System). * Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. * Office administration in monitoring office supplies and ordering supply shipments for office as seen fit and with approval by attorneys. Skills/Qualifications:PREFERRED:* Bi-lingual (English & Spanish preferred - other languages also welcomed) REQUIRED SKILLS: * Proficient in CLIO Legal Management System (both CLIO GROW and CLIO MANAGE); * Base level legal drafting (mainly Notices of Hearing); * Proficient in e-filing in State of Florida E-Filing Portal (State Court only; Federal/PACER filing optional); * Client Intake/ Sales Experience * Calendaring Conference Calls, Hearing Dates & Times, and Potential Client Lead Consultations * Reporting Skills & ResearchSkills (Litigation & Transactional); * Legal AdministrationSkills; *Establishing, creating, maintaining professional Client relationships; AND * Organization, Planning, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Dependability.

Keywords: The Elliot Legal Group, P.A., Fort Lauderdale , Legal Assistant, Legal , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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