Legal Assistant

  • Location
    Basking Ridge, New Jersey
  • Salary
    $ 65000 - $ 70000
  • Category
    Legal Assistant
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_5_849141_2825950
  • Job type
    Direct Hire

We are currently working with a Law firm and they are looking to hire ASAP!

Full Job Description:
International law firm with offices throughout the United States, is looking for a Legal Assistant to join our team the Basking Ridge office. The successful Legal Assistant will provide an efficient, proactive and comprehensive secretarial service to a busy team of litigators.
Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting attorneys with all aspects of litigation file management from inception through trial
  • Receiving/reviewing all incoming electronic and physical mail, docket court filings, and other legal documents
  • Managing court and deposition calendars for multiple attorneys
  • Drafting standard pleadings including answers, discovery demands/responses, stipulations, affidavits, motions and orders
  • Trial preparation, court filings and assistance with discovery
  • Communication with adversaries, courts and clients
  • Regularly reviewing court calendar for upcoming hearings
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    Our ideal candidate should have:
     

  • Previous experience and keen interest in insurance defense and coverage litigation
  • Thorough working knowledge, and experience, working with the Federal and New Jersey court system.
  • Docketing and calendar management experience
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Problem solving abilities and the ability to collaborate with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to turn work around in an efficient manner with minimal errors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • If you have these skills and are interested in joining a dynamic team and work community, we encourage you to apply.
    Experience:

  • Litigation: 2+ (Insurance Defense preferred)


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