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Legal Assistant - Criminal Law

Company: Rossen Law Firm
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Legal Assistant for Busy Criminal Law Firm

Rossen Law Firm is a growing criminal defense law firm in Fort Lauderdale that provides a meaningful and compassionate defense to each of our clients. We love helping good people when something bad happens. Our legal team is committed to producing outstanding results and building relationships with our clients.

You will be part of a thriving dream team comprised of the most passionate criminal defense attorneys and will be deeply involved in our commitment to providing our clients with the respect, understanding, and compassion that they deserve. We like to work hard but also have fun. If you like to work in a fast-paced environment where you will rarely be bored, you've come to the right place!

About the Role

We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join a team devoted to providing the best criminal defense legal services to our South Florida community.

The legal assistant's primary function is to support the lawyer in all aspects of what they do. This involves anticipating project needs, managing workload, and producing the highest quality work in a timely manner. We are looking for someone with strong project ownership, legal knowledge, and communication skills who thrives when working in a fast-paced collaborative team environment.

Knowledge of criminal law is a bonus but not necessary. Spanish speaking is a bonus but not necessary.

We Take Care of Our People



--- Completive pay based on your experience and background
--- 75 % of a Gold Plan Health coverage is paid by the firm
--- A generous number of vacation days each year including court holidays.
--- 401(k) with a guaranteed employer contribution of 7.5% regardless of employee contribution
--- Performance-based bonuses

All applications will be confidential.
Rossen Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

Responsibilities:
--- Prepare, review and edit a wide range of criminal defense legal documents and correspondence of a confidential nature, and ensure high quality, accuracy, and comprehensiveness
--- Open and close files in a timely fashion with exceptional accuracy. One mistake here could mean the difference between freedom and incarceration for our clients
--- Maintain the attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, meetings, hearings, and depositions
--- Represent your attorney by communicating and obtaining information from clients when requested; following up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to the attorney
--- Subpoena witnesses for depositions and confirm their attendance
--- Communicate with prosecutors, legal assistants, and judicial assistants for scheduling court dates
--- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, set reasonable priorities, and manage time and deadline-driven workload
--- Perform duties with due diligence and a proactive approach
--- Reporting directly to your assigned attorney and anticipating their needs
--- Participate in daily and weekly department meetings to discuss tasks and cases
--- Build and maintain real relationships with our clients. Get to know them on a personal level. Know their families. Be a difference maker in their life
--- Backup phones and intake responsibilities which include appointment setting for potential new clients

Qualifications:
--- Associate's degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred
--- 2+ years of related experience providing project support in a professional services firm
--- Experience in criminal law is preferred but not required
--- Excellent computer skills and experience in Microsoft and Google applications and Case Management Software
--- Strong customer service skills with a genuine desire to help people in need
--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
--- An organized approach to multitasking in a high-activity environment
--- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
--- A self-starter who is reliable, resourceful, and detail-oriented
--- An action-taker who is ready to roll their sleeves up and get to work
--- A tough person who is able to handle coaching in a fast-paced environment
--- Ability to handle highly sensitive situations in a professional, confidential and courteous manner
--- Spanish speaking is a bonus but not necessary

What Will Set You Apart
--- Leadership: Have the desire to take initiative and actively contribute to the team and firm
--- Client Service: Have the mindset to provide impeccable customer service
--- Toughness: Have the work ethic and positive attitude to thrive during difficult situations
--- A long-term commitment to being part of a growing and thriving law firm. We are not looking for people to be with us for a short-term commitment

About Company:
With offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Sunrise, Rossen Law Firm is a high-end criminal/DUI defense firm with an active caseload that makes us the biggest in Broward County. With six litigating attorneys and a team of highly trained legal support staff, Rossen's 600+ 5-star Google Reviews across our three markets tell the stories of a criminal defense law firm that truly puts its clients first. Our firm operates on the EOS model and espouses their Core Values: Open and Honest, Team First, Take Action, Work with Pride, & Get to Yes. Come join us and discover what it means to work in a better workplace towards a mission that matters. Learn more here: https://www.criminal-defense-dui.lawyer/

Rossen Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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