Legal Assistant- Civil Litigation

Santa Ana, California, United States Full-time

National law firm seeks a qualified Legal Assistant with a great work ethic to join its team in the firm's Santa Ana, CA office. We are a full-service law firm that handles a wide range of cases.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide excellent customer support to clients
  • Troubleshoot for online case management system
  • Oversee the Intern tasks and Manage intern training with Operations Manager
  • Correspond with clients via email, mail, and phone
  • Process and distribute all department mail
  • Intake for new clients and new lawsuits
  • Draft documents, including Retainer Agreements, Powers of Attorney, and Discovery Shells
  • Receive and send documents to opposing counsel and clients
  • Follow up with settlement agreements
  • Handle of debt defense settlement negotiation and keep attorney up to date with relevant information
  • Work with the Operations Manager to make sure that all hearings have an attorney and all the proper tasks are inputted and the HACA Hearings Calendar is up to date
  • Processing settlements
  • Ensuring cases are dismissed properly
  • Following up with clients for settlements
  • Orders complaints and court documents for CW
  • Maintain the HACA Calendars which include the Pleadings, Discovery and Hearings
  • Handle the daily follow-ups of payments
  • Process all auto payments daily
  • Send invoices
  • Send follow-up emails to clients, vendors, and attorneys
  • Compile an end-of-the-month billing report detailing all checks received and payments made
  • Request and input checks

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong research, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Be organized, detail-oriented, and able to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Be able to multitask and interact with others professionally
  • Be able to take initiative and work as part of a team

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • $13.00- $15.00 per hour; DOE
  • Medical, Vision and Dental benefits provided
  • 401K benefits after one year
  • Paid vacation days after one year

IMPORTANT NOTE:

H&A is a dog friendly office. Those who are not comfortable around dogs or who have dog allergies should be advised that there are typically 3 or more dogs roaming the office.

IMPORTANT LEGAL MUMBO-JUMBO

We are an equal opportunity employer, meaning that we do not discriminate in favor of or against anyone based on age, race, religion, gender, ethnicity or any other legally protected class. Job description, duties and hours are subject to change. This is an at-will position.

**This is a temporary position that will last for approximately one year. Possibilty to transfer to a different divsion may be an option but not guaranteed**