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Legal Assistant Paralegal

Lane Powell

This is a Full-time position in Anchorage, AK posted April 16, 2021.

Lane Powell

Full-Time

Anchorage, AK, USA

Job Details

Description

Lane Powell has 140 years of experience serving as a strategic business advisor and legal counsel to premier public and private companies. Synonymous with excellence and innovation, Lane Powell’s attorneys bring an entrepreneurial spirit to their work that is reflected in a client roster that includes some of the most venerable – and dynamic  – companies and individuals in business today.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant to assist attorneys and clients in our Anchorage office. This is a full-time assignment. Please include your resume and cover letter with the application.

Responsibilities include an understanding  and/or experience with the following:

•  Proactively monitor overview of case development; anticipate next steps and implement follow-up measures to ensure tasks are timely completed

•  Coordinate with Docketing and confirm attorney calendars to ensure accuracy of dates, and compliance with court deadline procedures

•  Create, edit, revise, redline, and/or proofread correspondence and legal documents from dictation, written and/or electronic  copy

•  File paper and electronic  documents with appropriate courts  and agencies; ensure proper filing procedures are followed and deadlines are met

•  Manage, organize, and maintain client information and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation received by mail or electronically promptly and accurately

•  Gather relevant information from a variety of sources

•  Track and enter client related activity time per firm and client guidelines

•  Provide general administrative assistance:

o   Communicate with and organize client, witness and expert meetings, interviews,and depositions

o   Receive clients and visitors

o   Answer, screen, route and initiate  telephone calls, transcribe voicemail and/or take accurate messages

o   Support review and editing of client bills

o   Make travel arrangements

o  Prepare check requests, expense reports, trust documents o  Submit conflicts checks and new business intake form

o  Prepare engagement letter o  Open and close files

o  Operate standard office equipment to perform copying, scanning and faxing

o   Work closely with others in internal administrative teams

Minimum Requirements:

o High school diploma or equivalent

o  Relevant law firm experience preferred

o Experience with Microsoft Off1ce suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

o Observe confidentiality of the attorney-client relationship

o     Maintain good relations with clients

o    Ability to accurately type 60 wpm

o     Strong command of the English language including spelling, grammar and punctuation

o    Strong interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills

o     Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

o     Familiarity with legal terminology and procedures

o    Ability to manage multiple assignments, often changing tasks on short notice,and keep deadlines

Hours I Schedule I Location:

o     37.5 hours per week I Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 5:00PM I Anchorage Office;Overtime may be required during periods of high demand

o    This is a full-time, non-exempt position that requires regular and predictable attendance

o     Infrequent travel may be required for cross-office projects (all travel is currently on hold due to COVID-19)

o    This position reports directly to the Anchorage Office Manager

o    This position is on-site and remote work is not available at this time

Pre-Employment Screening

o    Any job offer will be conditional upon successfully completing a pre-employment background screening and reference check

Lane Powell PC is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications for employment from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. If you need reasonable accommodations to apply for any position, please let us know. All employment decisions, practices and procedures are carried out without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, political ideology, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other applicable legally protected status. This policy applies to all personnel activities including employment promotion, transfer, compensation and termination.

Qualifications

Education

Required Diploma or better.

Experience

Required

Ability to type 60 WPM

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word  Preferred

Previous experience at a law firm

Learn more about Lane Powell Careers at our website.