Robert Half International Legal Assistant in Bakersfield, California

Description

As the Legal Assistant to this growing legal department, a highly skilled and motivated candidate could have a great opportunity to grow their career. We're looking for a motivated self-starter and standout colleague with good computer skills and ability to multi-task. This long temporary to full-time Legal Assistant employment is based in the Bakersfield, California area. This is a great opportunity for someone with a real passion for the legal industry. This could be the Legal Assistant position you've been looking for!

Your responsibilities in this role:

  • Take incoming phone calls and lend an extra ear with handling high volume phone lines

  • Uphold the standards of confidentiality at all times

  • Ensure documents have copies in hard form as well as within the electronic document system

  • Assist in the preparation of exhibit binders for depositions, trials, and hearings

  • Assist attorneys with key discovery and client intake

  • Assemble court filings, sometimes electronically when required

  • Administer special reception and secretarial support

  • Keep maintenance of the case calendar and observance of deadlines

  • Prepare correspondence and pleadings, plan out service on parties

  • Produce a variety of documents and correspondence

For further consideration, forward your resume to [email protected] for further consideration!

Requirements

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, high pressure environment, to prioritize tasks and adapt to quick changes while remaining diligent

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Internet research, calendaring, word processing and spreadsheets

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Proficiency in e-file

  • Legal files experience desired

  • Foundational knowledge in court filing

  • Expertise in switchboard phones from 1-10 lines

  • Detailed and have the ability work independently

  • Eagerness to learn quickly

  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills

  • 1+ years of previous legal work experience and a dedication to integrity

This is an excellent opportunity for you to take the next step in your legal career and become part of a dynamic, growing firm. If you are eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment, we want to hear from you!

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Located in major North American and global markets, Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting solutions on a full-time, project, and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments. We also provide project and eDiscovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions and document review matters. Our dedicated teams' industry experience allows us to quickly match skilled legal professionals with the best available jobs. We offer challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and skills-enhancement training.

Call your local Robert Half Legal office at 888.490.5592 to discover more about this position. Apply for this job now or contact our branch office for additional information.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

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Salary: $1 - 1/hr

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Date Posted: February 9, 2019

Employment Type: Contract

Job Reference: 00340-0010842459

Staffing Area: Legal