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Legal Assistant

Company: Vernis--Bowling
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Legal Assistant
Fort Myers office seeks a self motivated Legal assistant to join their growing team. It is an exciting and challenging position that helps manage first property and construction defect claims. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 1 year experience in insurance defense in a law firm environment. Will work with department managing attorney, associate and paralegal in providing litigation support. This position will provide a broad spectrum of legal services under the supervision of an attorney in a fast-paced environment.


Responsibilities

Provide administrative support to lawyer and enhance office effectiveness
Handle communication with clients, witnesses etc.
Administratively support and attend trials
Prepare case briefs and summarize depositions, interrogatories and testimony
Conduct investigations and statistical/documentary research
Locate and develop case relevant information
Type up and file basic legal documents and correspondence
Answer and direct phone calls
Maintain contact lists
review and submit vendor invoices to accounting for processing
Monitor deadlines and manage attorney calendars
Scheduling hearings, depositions, mediations, site inspections, conference calls
Preparing attorney for hearings, depositions, site inspections, trials, etc.

Skills

Proven working experience as legal assistant or legal secretary
Familiarity with law, Florida Rules of Civil Procedures and protocols, and court system
CourtMap
Knowledge of Federal Rules, a plus
Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office
Computer literacy
Proficiency in English
Working knowledge of case management software
Excellent secretarial and organizational skills
Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure
Legal Assistant certification or diploma a plus

Keywords: Vernis--Bowling, Fort Myers , Legal Assistant, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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