Legal Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

We are looking to hire a legal administrative assistant with exceptional administrative and research skills. Legal administrative assistants are expected to work comfortably under pressure with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. To ensure success, legal administrative assistants should be detail-oriented, exercise sound judgment and must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills with a keen interest in providing purposeful support to lawyers and paralegals. The top candidate will be familiar with key legal principles and possess incredible accuracy, strong IT skills and excellent time management.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Perform accurate legal research and analysis.

  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations in legal documents.

  • Compile, proofread and revise drafts of legal documents and reports.

  • Daily record keeping with electronic and hard copy filing of documents.

  • Obtain relevant information from other organizations or agencies.

  • Create and organize information, and generate reference tools for easy use by the office.

  • Prepare and format legal and management reports.

  • Maintain and update databases and tracking systems.

  • Respond to all case-related queries.

  • Ensure efficient and effective administrative information and assistance.

Requirements:

  • Paralegal Certificate (essential).

  • HND/Bachelors Certificate in Law or related (FEMALE desirable).

  • One year of experience in a legal environment.

  • Experience as an office assistant/administrative or in a related field.

  • Ability to write clearly and help with word processing when necessary.

  • Warm personality with strong communication skills.

  • A utility staff, very versatile and multi-skilled with administrative duties.

  • Analytical thinker with detailed research proficiencies.

  • Ability to grasp and interpret legal documents.

  • Systematic knowledge of databases and tracking systems.

  • Fantastic organizational skills and detail-oriented.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Brilliant written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Lexis-Nexis, USAO and scheduling software.

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