Alpha Rae

  • Legal Assistant (58036)

    Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/5/2018 3:50 PM)
    ID
    2018-3190
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Legal
    Length of Assignment
    6+ Months
    Working Hours
    8:00AM - 4:30PM
    Pay Rate
    DOE
    Area of City
    Downtown Indianapolis (46204)
  • Overview

     

    Responsibilities

    • Prepare and execute filings of a variety of legal documents, including but not limited to complaints, briefs, motions, court forms, declarations, exhibits, and discovery documents.
    • Research court rules and procedures and communicate these to attorneys to ensure accuracy of filings and non-rejection by courts.
    • Maintain primarily electronic case files including pleadings, correspondence, discovery and other materials.
    • Draft correspondence, declarations, and various legal documents, when appropriate.
    • Assist attorneys with legal research, including cite-checking (Westlaw).
    • Maintain legal unit calendar.
    • Assist in client interviews and hearing preparations.
    • Assist with coordination and management of projects, meetings, events, etc.
    • Assist in drafting requests for public records/information, as well as analyzing and organizing responses to such requests.
    • Coordinate and oversee administrative assignments.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree or Paralegal Certificate plus two to three years of litigation experience, or commensurate experience highly desirable.
    • Knowledge of filing procedures and requirements for various Indiana State courts and experience researching court rules.
    • In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles.
    • Excellent typing and proofing skills.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Ability to quickly learn and utilize new software programs.
    • Ability to set/change priorities according to deadline requirements.
    • Ability to work well with others, in a collegial and diverse environment.
    • Ability to take initiative, problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently.
    • Mastery of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, Excel), Adobe, and ability to quickly learn new software.
    • Proficiency with legal software/programs such as Westlaw desirable.
    • A deep and demonstrated commitment to the cause of civil rights and equal opportunity, preferred.

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