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Legal Assistant – Norfolk, VA

Norfolk law firm seeks a Legal Assistant to support attorneys in our Litigation and Business practice groups. Ideal candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of maritime and transactional law.

Vandeventer Black has provided legal services to businesses nationally and internationally since 1883. The firm offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates must send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to resumes@vanblacklaw.com.

Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Drafts, reviews, proofreads, and routes routine correspondence, reports, and legal documents
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Organizes client conferences and attorney meetings
  • Communicates and schedules appointments with clients
  • Schedules couriers, court reporters, and other special functions
  • Prepares expense reports
  • Makes travel arrangements
  • Maintains attorney calendars and proactively anticipates the attorneys’ needs
  • Files and secures client documents
  • Enters time into billing system

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of preparing and filing pleadings, briefs, notices, and subpoenas
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent time management skills to meet deadlines
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Understand the courts’ expectations for filings and procedures
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with others in a team
  • Ability to follow firm procedures and adhere to the firm’s personnel policies

Experience:

  • 3-5 years relevant experience in a professional legal setting is required
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