Legal Assistant
Kingston, PA US
Posted ago

MACK LAW OFFICE has a well-earned & established reputation as one of Pennsylvania's most effective criminal defense firms for the past 38+ years LOCATED IN KINGSTON, PA.

We are expanding and seeking a Criminal Defense Legal Secretary/Paralegal with 2+ plus years of CRIMINAL DEFENSE experience. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who is proficient and familiar with criminal defense practice.

  • Must be a team player and comfortable in being able to thrive in a fast-paced setting with a diverse clientele.

Responsibilities of a Criminal Defense Legal Secretary/Paralegal include:

  • Answer and route incoming telephone calls. Liaison between attorney and clients and courts, state agencies and other parties, Review, screen and distribute incoming mail.
  • Prepare/revise case-related pleadings and correspondence. Proofread documents, Prepare exhibits, court documents, subpoenas, witness fees, and ensure timely handling/filing.
  • Coordinate and schedule case preparation for meetings, hearing dates, and conference calls with clients, court personnel, opposing parties and witnesses,
  • Maintain all calendars, responsible for all in-take of mail and to disperse accordingly daily
  • Input required data entry and retrieval for client case management, including critical deadlines.
  • Ensure client billing is accurate, timely sent, and revenue timely collected.
  • Various office and client filing, including paper and electronic filing, maintaining small office equipment and inventory
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task.

Requirements of a Criminal Defense Legal Secretary/Paralegal include:

  • 2+ years of criminal defense experience
  • Knowledge of court rules and e-filing systems, calendaring
  • Strong Word, QuickBooks, Mac Computer Experience, PA Web Portal knowledge,
  • Remote meeting platforms
  • Experience handling continuance request, expungement, and motions
  • Knowledge of local courthouse affiliates especially within Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Spanish speaking and bilingual a plus

Benefits of a Criminal Defense Legal Secretary/Paralegal include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Bonus
  • Salary may be an option for the right candidate

Job Type: Full-time

Hourly Pay: $15.00 - $21.50 per hour * Salary options after probationary period

COVID-19 considerations:

We practice Covid prepared! We practice safety distancing, have plexiglass barriers, wear masks that cover our nose and mouth, installed anti-virus air purification systems, UVC bathroom air sanitizers, touchless hand sanitizers & temperature checks daily

  • Work with lawyers to prepare for trial by conducting research on legal articles, preparing and organizing exhibits, organizing and coordinating witnesses, filing motions, and assisting with client meetings
  • Take care of administrative tasks such as answering phones and maintaining an organized filing system for all legal documents
  • Draft subpoenas and coordinate with process servers
  • Prepare legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings such as complaints, interrogatories, subpoenas, deposition notices, pretrial orders, legal briefs, and affidavits, under the supervision of a lawyer
  • Conduct interviews with clients to gather information about their legal issues
  • Talented communicator and writer
  • Excellent organizational skills, and time-management skills
  • Strong preference for candidates who have completed a paralegal professional certification or have an advanced paralegal education

Exclusively dedicated to Criminal and DUI DEFENSE 38+ years.

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