Legal Assistant

Walker Lambe - Durham, NC 27717
Walker Lambe - Durham, NC 27717
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Walker Lambe - Durham, NC 27717
Job Description
Walker Lambe, PLLC, a boutique Durham Law Firm is looking for an eager Legal Assistant to grow with our legal team. We need someone who is motivated and has an ownership mentality. We need a professional that has a track record for self-leadership.
This Legal Assistant will interact and build relationships with our clients in person and over the telephone, while supporting our team by assisting with drafting documents, keeping accurate case project management, providing consistent communication with clients regarding their matter, and preparing documents for signing appointments. This position requires the combination of attention to detail, strong work ethic, high-level client service mentality, teamwork, time management, managing deadlines, active listening, attention to instructions, and resourcefulness.
The ideal candidate will have a growth mindset, show incredible attention to detail, have an ability to relate with people who have a lot of questions, a good sense of humor and professionalism.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
- Drafting letters and legal documents using appropriate templates and forms
- Filing legal documents
- Assuring attorney has all needed documents for client meetings
- Calculating deadlines and ensure deadlines are not missed by setting calendar reminders for themselves and assigned attorneys to complete tasks and deadlines
- Maintaining forward progress on each case and reporting progress on a weekly basis during progress meetings
- Scanning, mailing, calendaring, and scheduling
- General office filing and organizing
- Additional duties as assigned
Qualified candidates must have:
- At least 2 years office experience
- 4 -year degree or paralegal certification
- Positive attitude
- Pro-active personality type
- Excellent proofreading, communication skills, both written and verbal
- Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel (spreadsheets) 3 years exp
- Other software knowledge and skills helpful such as Worldox, PracticeMaster etc.
Qualified applicants can send their cover letter, resume in WORD or PDF format with salary expectations to mwhazel@walkerlambe.com. NO PHONE CALLS. Failure to submit a resume and cover letter as instructed will delay consideration of your candidacy for this role.
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