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Legal Assistant – Family Law

Legal Assistant needed for growing law firm in Woodbury, MN, working in the area of family law. This is an exciting opportunity for a confident self-starter who can work independently and act with tact and good judgment. Assistant must be proactive and willing to take initiative and ownership. Must have family law experience, including e-filing. Must have 5 years of prior legal experience, as well as strong computer, proofreading and word processing skills. Organization skills and attention to details a must. Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.

  • Provides secretarial support to attorneys or paralegals
  • Prepares correspondence of a confidential nature
  • Arranges meetings and appointments, calendars same
  • Prioritizes mail
  • Answers routine correspondence
  • Answers, screens, directs and places telephone calls
  • Obtains and maintains working knowledge of attorney’s area of practice
  • Enters time sheets for attorneys
  • Has knowledge/is familiar with specialized legal policies, procedures, formats and terminology.
  • Assists the firm’s lawyers in the delivery of legal services.
  • May also, under the supervision of a lawyer, perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts.
  • May draft legal documents; compile, analyze and summarize data, perform legal research through computerized networks
  • May utilize software applications/databases to manage complex legal matters
  • May have client contact.
  • Prepare expense reports on behalf of attorney.

Qualifications and Skills

Must have 5 years of prior legal experience, as well as strong computer, proofreading and word processing skills. Organization skills and attention to details a must.