Legal Assistant
Beckett Law, LLC
Hartford, CT US
Posted ago
Beckett Law, LLC

We’re seeking a sharp Legal Assistant for our busy law firm who can help our attorneys and paralegals assist our clients and keep the office running smoothly. You’ll work with the team to prepare a variety of legal documents, and handle office correspondence like answering emails and phone calls, scheduling meetings, and reminding the team of upcoming deadlines. If you’re an excellent multitasker who thrives in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities
  • Process client billing properly using daily time records with help from the accounting department
  • Work with attorneys and paralegals to create various legal documents, including pleadings, motions, subpoenas, affidavits, contracts, and briefs for case preparation, and proofread documents when requested
  • Conduct legal research, when necessary, with guidance from attorneys and paralegals
  • Schedule meetings and appointments for the team, such as depositions, make travel arrangements, and coordinate with outside vendors for events
  • Accept other administrative tasks as needed to assist the team and ensure the firm runs smoothly

  • Take care of administrative tasks, including finalizing, proofreading, and mailing correspondence and legal documents
  • Prepare simple correspondence and legal documents
  • Frequent telephone contact with clients
  • Monitoring and reminding paralegals and attorneys of deadlines
  • Prepare Estate Planning notebooks
  • Enter time for self and for attorneys into billing software
  • Scan, file, and other administrative duties
  • Send cards for life events and changes

Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree, or some college is preferred; high school diploma or equivalent is necessary
  • 1-2 years of prior experience in a law firm environment as a secretary or administrative assistant
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks with demanding deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working with all Microsoft Office products
  • Applicants must be able to type 50 words per minute or faster

  • 3 - 5 years experience in a law firm or similar environment, where productivity, time, and accomplishments are tracked and where employees are held to a high level of accountability
  • Familiarity with Legal Files, Zoho, and/or Wealth Docs is a plus
  • Must be tech-savvy and able to learn new software quickly
  • Must be detail-oriented, precise, and a bit of a perfectionist

Compensation
$23 - $28 hourly
About Beckett Law, LLC

Beckett Law, LLC is the parent company to 2 subsidiary law firms, handling bankruptcy, estate planning, and probate matters. We are located in West Hartford, CT, and represent people all across Connecticut.

We believe in compassionate, caring, and competent service. We hold all employees to a high standard, with an emphasis on quality legal work and superior customer service. Our employees work collaboratively to provide the most efficient services possible.

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