Traffic & Criminal Defense Legal Assistant
Charles V. Hardenbergh, PC
Petersburg, VA US
Posted ago
Charles V. Hardenbergh, PC

We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Traffic and Criminal Defense Legal Assistant to join our fast-paced legal practice in Petersburg, VA.

The successful candidate will work closely with our paralegals to provide exceptional customer service and maximum results to clients in the areas of criminal and traffic defense.

We are a fast-paced, fun, creative group that is focused on helping people in Virginia (Lexington and Petersburg-based) get their best results after being arrested for a crime or cited for an infraction.

If you are people-oriented, appreciate ingenuity, and are committed to getting results you will be a good fit for our team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in an engaging environment with strong opportunities for advancement.


  • Working up and managing case files for the general district, circuit, and federal courts according to policies and procedures
  • Assisting attorneys in obtaining relevant and important evidence
  • Communicating proactively and effectively with clients
  • Drafting and conferring legal documents and correspondence to various legal agencies
  • Monitoring deadlines and maintaining calendars
  • Traveling with attorneys and/or paralegals to court hearings, jails, and other law offices



  • Previous office experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to follow through on assignments
  • Able to take direction
  • Polished and ability to professionally interact with clients and other staff, attorneys, judges, etc.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communications (English)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (web-based applications)
  • Critical thinking skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Legal experience is a Plus, special consideration is given to those who have worked with criminal defense in any capacity
  • Familiarity with state and federal rules and procedures, gathering evidence, filing requirement, etc. is a Plus
  • Experience with sales and marketing/sales integration a Plus

$25,000 - $30,000 yearly
About Charles V. Hardenbergh, PC

These are the qualities that will make you a good cultural fit at the firm:

You believe client service and quality work are a top priority

You enjoy speaking and working with people

You are systems-oriented, proactive, and creative

You have a high degree of attention to detail

You are comfortable learning new things quickly and can think on your feet

You have emotional intelligence, get along well with others, and believe in teamwork

If you are people-oriented, appreciate ingenuity, and are committed to getting results you will be a good fit for our team.

We offer a very strong path to advancement at the firm. As we are constantly growing, we are on the lookout for team members who can grow with us and develop institutional knowledge around our business to become superstars and partners, not just employees. If you have a combination of strong organizational skills with flexibility, that is going to be an ideal fit for us.

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