Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant
Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez
La Palma, CA US
Posted ago
Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez

Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant - Spanish Fluency Required

Do you want to help injured people achieve the justice they deserve?

We are an entrepreneurial Personal Injury law office that is on track for aggressive growth and we need an experienced Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant to join our team and work directly with the owners and attorneys to support the team and help our clients.  

Having been an employee herself, Sylvia Gonzalez knows how to provide a drama-free law office where respect between all employees as well as employee and employer is valued. Sylvia Gonzalez also understands that there needs to be a balance between work and life, so she strives to provide her employees with an environment that values a healthy balance.

This is a full-time job where you are expected to manage a caseload, so you absolutely must be able to work in the office for 40 hours per week. During the first 90 days of employment, the pay will be $20 hourly with opportunities for increase after that. There is an opportunity for bonus compensation for those who can demonstrate their profitability.

To apply, prepare a cover letter with no more than TWO paragraphs and a closing sentence. In the first paragraph explain what you believe are the 3 most important qualities needed in someone who works with Personal Injury clients and why you believe they are the most important qualities. In the second paragraph, explain why you applied to this particular ad. As a closing sentence please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.”

Do not send your resume through this website. Email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to jazmin@svglawfirm.com. The subject line of the email should have your last name (all caps), followed by the position you are applying for in lower case, followed by one word that you would use to describe yourself in all caps. [For example: SMITH paralegal AWESOME]

Responsibilities

This position will be responsible for important work, including:

  • Handling a case from sign up to settlement
  • Writing letters
  • Answering phones
  • Handling initial intakes of potential clients
  • Meeting with clients
  • Organizing files
  • Opening claims with insurance companies
  • Scheduling
  • Requesting medical records and bills
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Preparing demand letters
  • Scanning and copying documents
  • Signing up new clients
  • Data entry into the case management system
  • Filing
  • Reading emails, faxes and mail

Qualifications

If the statements below appeal to you, then you may be our next Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant!

  • You smile when you answer the phone
  • You are an amazing scheduler with a sickening degree of attention to detail
  • You are very good with calendars, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing, and the internet
  • Your middle name is “No Drama”
  • You are an awesome juggler of tasks and can change gears quickly - You do not think scanning and copying are “beneath you”
  • You are hardworking and goal oriented
  • You are willing to follow instructions
  • You are professional and would like to grow within our law office
  • You are fluent in Spanish (required)
  • You are always punctual
  • You are polite even when the client or insurance adjuster is rude
  • You are a person that others in the office and my clients can rely on
  • You work best with little or no supervision
  • You are proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • You write excellent letters and emails

We love to help people learn and grow. But we don’t have the time for that right now. We need a Pre-Litigation Legal Assistant with experience in Personal Injury specifically pre-litigation as well as dealing with clients, insurance companies and negotiating. The ideal candidate will be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done and complete tasks with minimal hand holding.

We look forward to reviewing your application.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED THROUGH THIS SYSTEM AND THAT DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Compensation
$20 - $25 hourly
About Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez

We are a Personal Injury law office located in La Palma, California. We represent people injured in car accidents, slip and falls, and dog attack incidents. We value our clients and strive to give them the best representation possible. We do not advertise and most of our clients are referred to us by past clients and other professionals so customer service is extremely important to us. We are a growing law office with two employees and one attorney.

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