Office Assistant
Law Office of David P. Shapiro
San Diego, CA US
Posted ago
Law Office of David P. Shapiro

Our rapidly growing, San Diego-based, criminal defense law firm is seeking a detail-oriented, highly organized, passionate, emotionally mature, and self-directed person who can take on a wide variety of responsibilities as our Office Assistant. Anyone considering joining our team must embody the principle that “excellence is a habit and not an act,” and be able to thrive in a modern, fast-paced law firm environment. 

Since 2010, our firm has helped good people regain control of their future when charged with a crime, providing unsurpassed service to those who call upon us to help them during what is likely the most stressful times in their lives. We strive always to deliver excellence and create a positive and lasting impact on the San Diego community beyond criminal defense. The Firm prides itself on the work we do for our community, via fundraisers, donations of money and time, and simply helping wherever there is a need. We revel in being unique in the way we approach everything related to criminal defense and business.

The Office Assistant’s primary goals are to support our Firm by providing outstanding support to our administrative team. The Office Assistant also sets the tone for a caller’s experience with us. You must be able to multi-task and think on your feet while making smart decisions, often under strict time pressures. Success in this position requires the right combination of communication skills, empathy, and the ability to investigate the root of our (potential) clients’ problems. 


Daily tasks shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Implementing, improving, and ensuring adherence to the Firm’s policies and procedures to reflect the Firm’s high standards, while embracing attention to detail, transparency, and accountability
  • Conveying confidence in person and on the phone, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and an ability to develop rapport with prospective clients, current clients, and referral sources
  • Directing the caller to the appropriate team member, consistent with the Firm’s key administrative policies
  • You are creating a positive and professional first impression on behalf of the Firm, making visitors comfortable, offering beverages, etc.
  • Treating a client or task at 4:45 P.M. on a Friday with the same care and compassion as one Monday morning at 9:15 A.M.
  • Direct contact with law enforcement agencies, prosecutor’s offices, and correctional institutions on behalf of current clients
  • Assisting our attorneys with calendar management
  • Copying, scanning, and file creation/maintenance/closure (physical and electronic filing)
  • Data entry using standard web-based formats to help maintain and keep updated a tracking system to monitor and report on progress with leads, prospective new clients, and referral sources
  • Assist the attorneys with building and updating referral/networking marketing plans
  • Basic filing and categorizing of the Firm’s expense receipts
  • Office maintenance, including keeping the Firm’s existing plants thriving


  • Prior law firm experience and Spanish language fluency are preferred but not required
  • Retail and/or hospitality experience is a plus
  • You must be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19 to be considered for this position

$23 - $30 hourly
About Law Office of David P. Shapiro

As one of San Diego’s fastest-growing law firms, we are ALWAYS looking to add superstars to our existing dynamic team, even if your specific position is not listed as being “open.” Rest assured your application will be confidential.

Check out the videos on the Careers page of our website to learn more about our mission statement of always delivering excellence to our clients and creating a positive and lasting impact to the San Diego community beyond criminal defense.

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