Legal Assistant

  • Rockville, MD
  • Full-time

Company Description

Small and successful botique law firm specializing in criminal law.

Job Description

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.    

Qualifications

Requirements:

 

  • 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.

 

Knowledge of:

 

  • 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.

 

Skilled in:

 

  • Using computer and office standard office equipment
  • Exceptional interpersonal communications both written and verbal

 

Ability to:

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

  • All qualified applicants will undergo a MVA and Criminal background check
  • Qualified applicants submit resume and cover letter to:

    Ouida@connectsmart.biz

 

 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.