Legal Assistant
Wiggam & Geer
Atlanta, GA US
Posted ago
Wiggam & Geer

Wiggam & Geer’s Legal Assistant relates well with clients, demonstrates a favorable image of the company, communicates clearly and respectfully, and possess excellent administrative skills. 

Responsibilities

Summary

  • Communicate effectively and promptly with clients, external agencies, attorneys, and firm staff.
  • Routinely perform a variety of administrative tasks for highly productive legal teams.
  • Under the guidance of attorneys, consistently manage and document client-related communication and work according to established systems.
  • Regularly assign, create, and monitor client, attorney, and firm calendar items.
  • Work efficiently to facilitate workflow, complete tasks accurately, and ensure deadlines are met. 

Legal Assistant Responsibilities

  • Interact with clients and build relationships with them by phone, email, and in-person, treating clients fairly and consistently.
  • Communicate with revenue and administrative agencies under the guidance of attorneys.
  • Using legal software and applications, retrieve client tax records and other data, update fields, document case-related communications, and prepare reports.
  • Assist with the execution and update, track, and revoke Power of Attorney forms and other tax or legal forms.
  • Schedule client calls and meetings, ensuring attorneys’ calendars are accurately maintained and organized, including reminders, appointments, travel, networking events, etc.
  • Calculate and document firm and client deadlines, add them to the firm, and applicable attorney calendars.
  • Schedule weekly attorneys’ meetings, update case files, and enter meeting billable time and data.
  • Finalize attorneys’ legal document drafts for review, signatures, and distribution. Scan, print, and fax documents as directed.
  • Conduct legal research, as needed, with guidance from attorneys.
  • Coordinate the case closing process.
  • Process the firm’s incoming mail, packages, and faxes daily according to a specific process.
  • Cover reception desk, following the firm’s policies for calls and guest assistance.
  • Prepare and maintain office common areas.
  • Perform additional administrative duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • An associate or bachelor’s degree is required. Paralegal certificate preferred.
  •  Experience in an office environment in an administrative role.
  • Attention to detail with outstanding organization and prioritization abilities to work with multiple attorneys, case coordinators, and firm staff to complete daily assignments accurately. 
  • Effective communicator, verbal and written, to include active listening, problem-solving, and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with individuals at all levels of an organization.
  • Must be comfortable with various types of software and demonstrate proficiency with MS Office.

Compensation
$30,000
About Wiggam & Geer

Who We Are

We are a fast-growing tax and bankruptcy law firm located in Downtown Atlanta. We zealously advocate for our clients against the IRS, Georgia Department of Revenue, and other state revenue agencies while maintaining a reasonable work-life balance. We value integrity and teamwork, and while we have uncompromising standards of care and conduct, we love to have fun and reward our team for a job well done.


What We Have to Offer

  • Health insurance
  • Group disability and life insurance policy
  • 3% 401(k) match
  • Profit-sharing plan
  • Paid parking or monthly MARTA fare
  • Paid time off

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