Legal Office Assistant
The Murphy Law Firm
Oxon Hill, MD US
Posted ago
The Murphy Law Firm

Do you hate long hours? So do we!

Do you hate having a bad or, even worse, non-existent work/life balance? So do we!

Are you worried that a small law firm means wearing all the hats?

Not here.

If you are an administrative professional with a bit of law firm experience who is a go-getter and enjoys working with like-minded individuals in a harmonious atmosphere and who would like to gain control of your work/life balance, The Murphy Law Firm may be the right fit for you.

The Murphy Law Firm is growing quickly and needs to add a contract Legal Office Assistant to its team. We are looking for someone who is VERY detail-oriented and who likes working in an office setting and getting out of the office occasionally to file documents with the Courts and mail legal correspondence and documents. This person should have some experience working for a law firm and should be located in the Upper Marlboro area of Prince George’s County, Maryland. In addition, the Legal Office Assistant will -

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the backup for answering incoming phone calls;
  • Take messages and pass them along to the appropriate parties;
  • Daily voicemail maintenance;
  • Open and close client files;
  • Filing for case files;
  • Help with the mail;
  • Filing legal documents with the Courts;
  • Send welcome packets to new clients when asked;
  • Update client information in our case management system;
  • Send appropriate cards/gifts to current clients; and,
  • Other tasks as assigned.

This position is a mix between working in the office and running errands, and we anticipate that this position will begin at approximately 35-40 hours/wk and has the potential to become full-time.

Qualifications

We are a fun team that respects each other but who also want to do something meaningful and important. We are professional and serious when the situation warrants it.

We are a small but fully staffed law firm with one attorney (We are currently looking for two more associate attorneys to join us.), a case manager, one senior paralegal, one paralegal, an intake specialist,

and a billing specialist. As the Legal Office Assistant, you are here to be the go-to person for office assistance.

You are responsible for all of his or her taxes and other expenses.

Qualifications

  • Must be a resident of the Upper Marlboro area in Prince George’s County, Maryland;
  • Must have legal office experience;
  • Must have a pleasant phone voice;
  • Must be detail-oriented;
  • Must be patient;
  • Must be punctual;
  • Must not get flustered when the day does not go the way you were expecting;
  • Must be willing to learn software applications;
  • Must be familiar with mail practices;
  • Must be willing to drop everything and file documents with the Courts;
  • Must be willing to drop everything and run unexpected errands;
  • Must be willing to act as the backup to our Legal Intake Specialist, when necessary;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license;
  • Must have a reliable vehicle;
  • Must have valid automobile insurance that includes medical coverage for yourself and others involved in a vehicle accident while you are working; and,
  • Must be familiar with Google Drive and G-Suite products.

Preferences

  • Family law, personal injury, and/or criminal law experience, highly desired

We want to see you set goals and look forward to seeing you eclipse them. We want to assist and encourage you to excel in both your professional and personal targeted life’s dreams.

Come join us!

Compensation
$16 - $17 hourly
About The Murphy Law Firm

The Murphy Law Firm takes on primarily family, criminal, and personal injury law matters, which include matters involving drug possession, DUI/DWI, traffic citations, handgun charges, divorce, child visitation, child support, alimony, domestic violence, custody, and car accidents.

Angel Murphy, Esq. is the Founding and Managing Attorney of The Murphy Law Firm, LLC. As a licensed Maryland and District of Columbia attorney and passionate advocate, Angel takes a personal approach to lawyering by devising a creative legal strategy for each client and for each case. Angel enjoys helping her clients face and overcome their legal challenges. She identifies with her clients and will work tirelessly to ensure that they are treated fairly in the courtroom and that their case gets the best possible outcome.

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