- Rockville, MD
Small and successful botique law firm specializing in criminal law.
Performs a variety of specialized, complex, and confidential administrative support duties for the General Counsel and manages the clerical operations of the office in a professional manner. Displays considerable latitude in independence action for carrying out all administrative duties. Contact with high-level representatives of the court and the public is routine.
- Graduation from high school or its equivalent
- Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate
- Three years of full-time paid experience performing a variety of legal administrative assistance or legal secretarial duties.
- Principles and practices of law office management
- Office methods, procedures, and equipment
- Legal procedures and terminology
- Forms and documents used in legal clerical work
- Legal procedures and practices involved in composing, processing, and filing a variety of legal documents
- Standard legal references and their contents
- Proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
- Capabilities of computer hardware, systems, and applications common to a law office environment
- Basic research methods
- Customer service techniques for public contact in person, on the telephone and in all written and verbal communications.
- Using computer and office standard office equipment
- Exceptional interpersonal communications both written and verbal
- Provide administrative assistance to General Counsel and/or Executive
- Organize and prioritize work assignments related to the clerical operations of a law office
- Perform complex legal clerical work
- Communicate effectively, both verbal and written
- Compose, edit, and format complex correspondence and reports
- Effectively utilize computer software typically found in a law office environment
- Understand, interpret, and apply pertinent laws, rules, policies, procedures, and directions
- Keep office matters strictly confidential
- Critically review source data and detect and correct errors
- Work independently while using sound judgment, initiative, and discretion
- Work effectively under pressure
- Evaluate work methods and efficiency
- Understand the organization and operational of local judicial courts
- Establish and adjust to changing priorities
- Meet schedules and time lines
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with administrators, staff, and the public
- Maintain and use legal opinion, subject files, and a library of legal publications
- Learn specialized software applications and systems used in assigned office
- All qualified applicants will undergo a MVA and Criminal background check
- Qualified applicants submit resume and cover letter to:
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.