Legal Administrative Assistant

Bismarck, North Dakota
Job Type
US$ 37,000.00 per hour, $37k per hour + none
Ref. Number
Pierce, Mickala, Spherion
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Job Description

Our client has an opening for a Legal Assistant. Successful candidate will type legal briefs, screen telephone calls, process bills, conduct research, and maintain legal files concerning matters of a highly confidential nature.

Pay: $37k+
Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5pm

- Prepares correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents from written and oral drafts
- Provides customer service to incoming clients, vendors and colleagues through email, telephone, voicemail
- Reads, sorts and dates incoming mail; ensures that outgoing mail is timely delivered.
- Establishes and maintains calendar and deadline reminder systems; utilizes master calendar system
- Opens new files, requests conflict of interest checks with file room records, and maintains all client and general files
- Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship
- Makes appointments for attorney(s)
- Processes bills; proofs billing sheets; reviews and edits bills
- Works closely and cooperatively with administrative support staff (word processing, receptionists, etc.) in all locations
- Performs legal assistant duties as requested
- Performs overload typing, filing, photocopying, or reception relief as time permits

Working hours: Mon-Friday 8-5

--Ability to read and write in order to proof and perform minor editing
--Approximately one to two years on the job experience necessary in order to gain an understanding of law office policies and procedures and produce accurate legal documents with minimal supervision
--Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft or dictation at a level of 70 wpm
--Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks to complete under time constraints
--Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors
--Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
--Familiarity with legal terminology, state and federal court filing rules, basic legal procedure and law office protocol.
--Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain while producing a high volume of information with an intense pressure for excellence in attention detail while performing all duties.
--Requires technology expertise through: Word processing, Spreadsheet, Presentations, Document Management, Time & Billing, Calendar & Docketing, Transcription, Desktop Publishing, practice-specific software & Videoconferencing.
--Potential applicants must have the following competencies: ethics, organizational support, team work, adaptability, attendance, punctuality, dependability, and initiative
--Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments;
--Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

To be considered, please apply online at
If you have any questions please contact Mickala Pierce at 701-250-1111

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