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Legal Assistant – Norfolk, VA (Floater)

Norfolk law firm is seeking a Floater Legal Assistant. This position will work in a variety of practice areas. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, pro-active self-starter with excellent organization and communication skills.  This is a full-time position, with a four-day work week.

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

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drafts, reviews, proofreads, and routes routine correspondence, reports, and legal documents
  • Maintains 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
  • Working knowledge of E-Filing
  • 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:

  • 4 years relevant experience in a professional legal setting is required
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