Legal Assistant
Reynolds Defense Firm
Portland, OR US
Posted ago
Reynolds Defense Firm

We’re seeking a mature, responsible, and experienced legal assistant to join our growing law firm. In this role, you will be the primary legal assistant for one attorney's caseload, and you'll also work together with our team of legal assistants to ensure that all of the firm's clients are taken care of to the best of our abilities. This role includes client phone contact, preparing legal documents, coordinating discovery, and scheduling. If you are the type of person who feels good when you help others, and you have the organizational skills to handle a fast-paced legal environment, we'd love to hear from you!

Responsibilities

  • Together with an assigned attorney, you are responsible for a caseload of 25-35 clients.
  • Moving each case forward as effectively as possible, using our electronic file management system (we are a paperless office), while maintaining excellent customer service.
  • You are the primary point of contact for client calls for your cases, and for and providing excellent customer service
  • Request and redact discovery
  • Scheduling court appearances, administrative hearings, and client meetings
  • Keeping the attorney's calendar accurate and up to date
  • Working as a team with other legal assistants to handle workload ebbs and flows

Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience working in a legal environment.
  • Computer literacy and the ability to learn new platforms and systems - you will work in Word, Excel, a wiki, and our file management system.
  • Team mentality and people skills – the ability to build trust and relationships with our RDF team and the willingness to both accept help, and to assist other team members, as workloads require. Connecting and creating authentic relationships with each client you work with over the phone, and with court staff across the state.
  • Scheduling and organizing skills – ensuring that the many moving parts in each client’s case happen the right way and at the right time.
  • The ability to be consistent and reliable – the details of paperwork, filing, discovery, hearing requests, and all other seemingly-routine tasks can be incredibly important in our line of work, and you must be able to put your focus and attention into each task, each time.
  • Be open-minded and growth-minded – as a law firm, we are growing and evolving. We constantly look for better ways to help our clients, our employees and our business and we ask our whole team to embrace this outlook.
  • Bachelor’s degree or graduate of Paralegal/Legal Assistant program or studies is preferred.

NOTE - if you feel you are over or under-qualified based upon your legal experience or education, but the rest of these qualifications perfectly describe you, please apply anyway – we are truly looking for the right fit, and we have some flexibility to broaden or narrow this role to match the right person’s ability and experience.

Compensation
$20 - $26 hourly
About Reynolds Defense Firm

Why work for us?

1. You believe being your best self includes helping others, and you’d love to work at a place that holds that same belief as to the center of their firm culture.

2. You have the opportunity to offer compassion and hope to people at one of their lowest moments and help us change people's lives every day

3. You get to work with a great team of authentic and caring people who believe in what we do. You get to work with a firm that takes fantastic care of our clients and our employees, and this shows in our results - Reynolds Defense Firm is recognized as one of Oregon’s fastest-growing businesses and one of Oregon’s healthiest employers.

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