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Legal Assistant - Criminal Defense

Company: Glenn M. Swiatek, Criminal Defense Attorney, PA
Location: Crestview
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Purpose:
Enhances attorney effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; supporting attorney's trial proceedings.

Duties:

* Work from home. Flexible hours -32 - 40 hours per week.

* Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney.

* Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case; scheduling depositions; preparing and forwarding summonses and subpoenas; drafting simple motions and notices; preparing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.

* Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress.

* Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balances with attorney, clients, and providers.

* Supports single attorney by: preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for case review.

* Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.

* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.

* Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Skills/Qualifications:
Calendaring Skills, Research Skills, Legal Administration Skills, Litigation, Client Relationships, Organization, Planning, Attention to Detail, Confidentiality, Dependability, Client Confidentiality. Works with a variety of legal software and Microsoft Word.

Keywords: Glenn M. Swiatek, Criminal Defense Attorney, PA, Mobile , Legal Assistant - Criminal Defense, Legal , Crestview, Alabama

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