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Legal Assistant

Job Summary

Responsible for carrying out duties in a legal setting under the guidance of attorneys, including giving legal advice, researching information for court cases, and presenting cases in court.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist attorneys in preparing for trials and court proceedings.
  • Support attorneys in a legal office.
  • Investigate the facts of cases and ensure that all relevant information is considered.
  • Identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials for assigned cases.
  • Compile, analyze, and organize information.
  • Gather exhibits.
  • Prepare written reports.
  • Prepare legal arguments for lawsuits.
  • Draft pleadings and motions filed in court.
  • Secure affidavits.
  • Assist attorneys during trials.
  • Organize and track files from case documents and make them available and easily accessible to attorneys.
  • Draft contracts, mortgages, and separation agreements.
  • Prepare tax returns.
  • Establish trust funds.
  • Plan estates.
  • Supervise other law office employees.
  • Delegate responsibilities.
  • Maintain financial records.
  • Search legal literature stored in computer databases and on CD-ROM.
  • Track hours and bill to clients.