Overflow Legal Assistant

Trustpoint One
Published
September 12, 2022
Location
San Francisco, CA, United States of America
Category
Job Type

Description

Trustpoint.One is pleased to be supporting a premier Personal Injury firm with its search for an Overflow Legal Assistant.  This individual’s primary duty will be to assist the Legal Assistants and may also assume responsibility for special projects from attorney(s).

The Overflow Legal Assistant primary responsibilities include:

  • Opening and closing cases (includes obtaining signed contracts and authorizations from the client, gathering initial case details, requesting final invoices, circulating closing documents)
  • Prepare and send legal and administrative correspondence (including communications with clients)
  • Format, put in final form and proofread all work product from attorney sent via dictation, hard copy and/or email
  • Make travel arrangements for attorney as needed
  • Receive and manage incoming phone calls, voicemails and emails
  • Receive and manage incoming mail and service documents and handle or route appropriately
  • Order and save investigation reports and/or medical records for cases
  • Transcribe all dictation in a timely manner
  • Maintain attorney’s calendar (Outlook/Compulaw) for all SOLs, reminders, tentative rulings, appointments, depositions and verifying coverage. Coordinate with master calendar clerk
  • Create, maintain, and organize hard and electronic files
  • Save all incoming documents, deposition transcripts, reports, etc. to the appropriate folder/file and route accordingly
  • Prepare and file all Complaints at appropriate court, serve on all defendants and file POS
  • Upon receipt, save then forward discovery onto attorney, assigned paralegal, and clients
  • Schedule CourtCall, Zoom or in person appearances for cases
  • Coordinate and confirm deposition dates, arrange CSR, and if needed videographer, interpreter
  • Contact Courts as needed to obtain motion hearing dates, verify local rules and/or special requirements
  • Type, gather supporting documents, organize, and execute filing of all motions and oppositions as instructed by attorney (including tables of contents and tables of authorities, exhibits)
  • Draft, prepare and file all pleadings (hard copy or electronically) at the proper court in a timely manner
  • Trial preparation including preparation of trial binders, exhibits, blow-ups, scheduling experts, MIL’s, CACI jury instructions, etc.

Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Must have 3-5+ years of litigation experience, plaintiff experience with personal injury and medical malpractice is a plus
  • Strong software skills, knowledge (MS Office Suite) and calendaring
  • Exceptional communication and attention to detail
  • Strong project and task management skills
  • Strong familiarity with Code of Civil Procedure rules and requirements
  • Must have knowledge of court filing requirements, including experience with e-filing in state and federal court
  • Must be highly detail-oriented and able to manage multiple high-volume priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization
  • Well-developed interpersonal and client relation skills

Compensation and Benefits

  • $80,000-$95,000 commensurate with experience, discretionary bonuses and profit sharing contributions.
  • excellent benefits (medical/dental/FSA)
  • hybrid Work From Anywhere (WFA) policy (2 days in the office and 3 days from home)

Qualified individuals interested in the Overflow Legal Assistant opening are encouraged to submit a current resume for immediate consideration.

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