Legal Assistant
The Thomas Law Office PLC
Remote
Posted ago
The Thomas Law Office PLC

Virtual Legal Assistant

Passion- Professionalism- Hard Work- Sound Judgement- Detail-Oriented – Dedicated to Excellent Client Service… if these words describe you, please continue reading.

We are Thomas Law and we provide expertise in non-solicitation agreements, non-compete agreements, breach of contract issues, and commercial landlord/tenant issues in Fairfax, VA, and the greater Washington, DC area.

We are looking to hire a full-time virtual legal assistant, but you must reside within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Responsibilities

What’s it like to work here?

This role is for someone who enjoys working independently with excellent time and task management. Someone who likes to work hard, handle multiple responsibilities at once- so a master juggler of sorts- and who thrives in a fast-paced work setting- this could be the role for you! The successful candidate should be able to work remotely (but must reside within the Commonwealth of Virginia) to achieve daily assignments from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, and have dedicated home office space and a sound internet connection. You will have autonomy and we will not look over your shoulder.

Who will thrive in this role?

The ideal candidate is:

  • Hard-working, takes the initiative and can work independently
  • Able to think under pressure and multi-task
  • Can switch tasks and is able to adapt to changing and sometimes urgent deadlines
  • Incredibly organized with court filing deadlines, etc.
  • Someone whose pet peeve is misspellings and wrong punctuation; you are a master with grammar, spelling, and the like
  • A list-maker and will follow through without being reminded
  • Able to exercise sound judgment

What will you see, do and experience on a typical day?

  • Copy, scan, and organize legal materials, case filings, correspondence, and office documents.
  • Work with attorneys to format and file documents, exhibits, pleadings, and briefs relating to court hearings, trials, appeals, and various motions.
  • Docket and calendar management, schedule meetings, reserve conference rooms, and arrange for video teleconferences.
  • Communicate status updates to current clients and answer routine client questions.
  • Order office supplies and oversee day-to-day office administration and management tasks.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree and 1-3 years experience working as a legal assistant in a law office preferred.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to perform standard functions in software applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel databases, Adobe Acrobat, One Drive, and specialized office systems. Knowledge of Lexis Nexis and Clio is a plus.
  • Professional Communication skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills when interacting with clients, court personnel, clerk's office, clients, and potential clients.
  • Professionalism: Ability to work and interact professionally and effectively with others, meet established deadlines, and work in a high-intensity litigation environment.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task, be flexible, think on your feet, and make decisions based on good common sense.
  • Ability to closely follow established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to learn from constructive feedback.
  • Ability to genuinely connect with clients and potential clients in a professional manner.
  • Ability to deal with the occasional difficult individual, with grace and professionalism.

To apply, please send us your resume and a brief cover letter to introduce yourself and why you think you'd be a great addition to our team.

Compensation
$43,000
About The Thomas Law Office PLC

Our attorneys have been recognized by their peers for their professional achievement and excellence. Our team has expertise in non-solicitation agreements, non-compete agreements, breach of contract issues, and commercial landlord/tenant issues in Fairfax, VA, and the greater Washington, DC area.

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