Legal Assistant

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 39 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you:


Our Client is seeking a Legal Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


This is a full-time, permanent position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Job Description:

  • Organizes cases by establishing and organizing files; establishing calendars; expediting requirements and deadlines; documenting actions
  • Scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel's scheduling requests; coordinating hearing and depositions and processing of pleadings and correspondence and use of the e-filing portal
  • Preparation of exhibits and correspondence; scheduling mediation conferences and hearings; drafting pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses from opposing counsel; initiating and maintaining contact with adjusters and opposing counsel
  • Helps clients by initiating and maintaining contact; preparing clients to answer discovery and keeping clients informed of case status
  • Accomplishes law firm mission by completing other duties as needed
  • Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • Associate's Degree preferred
  • 3 years of Insurance Defense - Must be PIP or First Party Insurance
  • 3 years of Legal Assistant experience
  • 3 years litigation experience
  • 3 years of insurance defense experience
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office Products
  • Working knowledge of legal administration
  • Working knowledge of Case Management software experience a plus (Time Matters & Juris Suite a plus)
  • Must have organizational skills
  • Must have time management & planning skills
  • Must have verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have strong computer proficiency
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be dependable
  • Able to keep cases and client matters confidential
  • Health Benefits:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • PTO (Paid time off)
  • Bonuses
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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