Top Legal Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Legal Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Legal Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 33.4% of Legal Assistant resumes contained Legal Documents as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Legal Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Legal Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

2. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Draft financial disclosure statements and balance/property division sheets for court hearings.
  • Prepared documents in anticipation of court hearings.
  • Scheduled/drafted notices for depositions and court hearings.
  • Prepared discovery documents for court hearings.
  • Coordinated conferences and telephonic court hearings.
  • Interacted with clients to complete interrogatories prior to court hearings, helping attorneys anticipate what issues opposing legal representatives would raise.
  • Participate in court hearings, trials, assist judges and handle daily courtroom administration with a focus on detail and accuracy.
  • Researched family and immigration law issues for specific cases, conducted intake, attended court hearings with youths and their families.
  • Provided high level administrative support via calendar management, maintaining client files, setting court hearings and drafting legal documents.
  • Typed and served notices, prepared Case Management Statements, subpoenas, correspondence, and calendared court hearings and dates.
  • Prepared correspondence; received and met with clients; phone calls to and from clients; attended Court hearings.
  • Interacted with court clerks and other law firms to schedule court hearings, depositions, and calendars for Civil actions
  • Prepared cases for court hearings, discovery, and completed legal documents and organized work product for appellate courts.
  • Assist to court hearings, Interpretation for clients who did not speak English, and Receive payments from clients.
  • Meet with clients to write detailed affidavits for immigration applications and Immigration Court hearings, in English and Spanish.
  • Drafted various legal documents, organized files for court hearings, prepared clients for their upcoming court dates.
  • Assisted attorneys in keeping calendar for scheduling of meetings, court hearings, trials and notices from judges.
  • Schedule clients, court hearings, consultations, meetings, depositions and any other events for the office.
  • Maintained calendars for Legal Director and Family Law attorneys- scheduled appointments, tracked case deadlines and court hearings.
  • Negotiate child support agreements, stipulated orders, prepare petitions, motions for court hearings and legal documents.

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3. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Provide litigation support including legal research, factual investigation, financial document review, document management, and trial preparation.
  • Assisted attorneys in all phases of the discovery process and disputes/ document productions/ motion drafting/ settlement negotiations/ trial preparation work.
  • Demonstrate exceptional skills in partnering with in-house paralegals and attorneys in case management activities and deposition/mediation/trial preparations.
  • Assisted Attorneys in trial preparation, prepared and interpreted legal documents and performed administrative office duties.
  • Involved in all aspects of litigation support including trial preparation, deposition summaries and document management.
  • Assisted attorneys in: case/file management, hearing/trial preparation, document production and various organizational projects.
  • Assist two attorneys with all legal documentation, trial Preparation and correspondence regarding litigation Cases.
  • Participated in preliminary stages of trial preparation; reviewed and noted deficiencies in case materials.
  • Evaluated misdemeanor cases in their initial stage and gathered information necessary for trial preparation.
  • Participated in trial preparation by summarizing evidence and researching relevant case law and statutes.
  • Assisted with document production/trial preparation for criminal, family and matrimonial litigation.
  • Helped attorneys write and prepare deposition summaries and documentation for trial preparation.
  • Provided litigation support by assisting with case investigations and trial preparation.
  • Supported Attorneys and Paralegals with trial preparation and civil litigation projects.
  • Conducted legal research, scheduled depositions and assisted with trial preparations.
  • Assisted in trial preparation including cite-checking, deposition preparation and discovery.
  • Coordinate trial preparations by arranging budget requests and preparing trial exhibits.
  • Handled investigative coordination functions as well as trial preparation duties.
  • Compiled privileged and relevant documents for deposition and trial preparation.
  • Prepared trial notebooks reviewed organized file for trial preparation.

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4. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted sole practitioner with varied practice involving business and real estate transactions, immigration visas, and occasional employment discrimination litigation.
  • Report directly to attorney with broad ranged responsibilities that encompass timely scheduling of real estate closings.
  • Prepared real estate closing statements and maintained excellent communication with 10+ clients and related personnel.
  • Drafted service contract applications and reviewed and recommended approval of purchasing and real estate agreements.
  • Developed office efficiency model suitable for a fast-paced commercial real estate solo practitioner.
  • Prepared all real estate closing documents for residential and commercial transactions.
  • Assist attorney with residential and commercial real estate transactions and litigation.
  • Experience with non-profit organizations, corporate governance/securities and real estate transactions.
  • Prepared organizational documents to form new entities for purchasing real estate.
  • Compiled real property title reports and participated in real estate closings
  • Ensured satisfaction of deadlines concerning legal real estate documents.
  • Researched real estate property identification numbers in county offices.
  • Perform various administrative duties relating to real estate contacting.
  • Completed closing documents for commercial real estate transactions.
  • Drafted various real estate contracts/closing documents.
  • Researched commercial real estate databases.
  • Prepare legal documentation for matrimonial, family, guardianship, last will and testament, real estate and personal injury attorney.
  • Transcribed dictation related to property, contract, mortgage issues, title defects, collection cases and general real estate litigation.
  • Worked on real estate deals from contract to closing in direct contact with clients, brokers, attorneys and mortgage companies.
  • Completed legal research for practice areas such as real estate, bankruptcy, personal injury, criminal defense and business matters.

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5. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Received/responded to incoming mail and communicated with clients/adjusters/attorneys/doctors/counselors.
  • Assist General Corporate Counsel in preparation of Employment Agreements between medical providers and hospitals in Physician Salary and Physician Employment Agreements.
  • Organize and obtain information needed for lawsuit and coordinate documents for attorneys and co-counsel to facilitate representation and litigation.
  • Provided executive level administrative support to the Managing Director/Associate General Counsel for an insurance company serving institutional investors.
  • Provided high-level legal administrative and office management support to managing partner, counsel, and visiting attorneys.
  • Promoted to Litigation Paralegal position while still providing backup Executive Assistant support for the Vice President/General Counsel.
  • Performed comprehensive administrative assistant / legal secretarial support by assisting VP & Senior Counsel and paralegals.
  • Communicated with opposing counsel and experts during discovery periods to ensure collection of ample information.
  • Prepare professional legal documents working side-by-side with attorneys, judicial assistants, and opposing counsel.
  • Served as liaison between corporate executives, outside counsel, insurance carriers and third-party administrators.
  • Performed other miscellaneous administration functions as requested by the lead counsel and other designated attorneys.
  • Manage internal legal personnel and outside counsels in connection with various legal and regulatory matters.
  • Assisted associate general counsel with yearly agent registration/renewals and general offering for a subsidiary corporation.
  • Communicated with clients and counsel to obtain necessary documentation and produce same upon request.
  • Supported General Counsel and five staff attorneys administratively in company s corporate legal department.
  • Processed with Deputy General Counsel transaction documents regarding investments in new portfolio companies.
  • Worked closely with insurance adjusters and defense counsel to negotiate settlements.
  • Routed or answered routine correspondence and inquiries regarding corporate counsel.
  • Provided administrative support for the associate general counsel and paralegal.
  • Prepared correspondence to counsel requesting authorizations to obtain records.

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6. Personal Injury Cases

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Here's how Personal Injury Cases is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Promoted to permanent position from temporary based on productivity, efficiency, and dependability to work exclusively on personal injury cases.
  • Provided legal and administrative support for attorney specializing in traffic violations, criminal law, personal injury cases.
  • Drafted discovery documents regarding compensation and personal injury cases and conducted factual investigations of social security disability claims.
  • Prepared electronic filings for litigation cases regarding various areas in the Aviation field including numerous personal injury cases.
  • Conferred with doctors and reviewed detailed medical documents related to civil rights and personal injury cases.
  • Provide legal administrative support to three partner attorneys with immigration and personal injury cases.
  • Supported and assisted attorneys on personal injury cases and preparing for criminal defense litigation.
  • Reviewed and reorganized medical records as part of discovery in personal injury cases.
  • Record keeping for personal injury cases, including attending discovery meetings and depositions.
  • Gathered medical reports/records and critical legal documents used to settle personal injury cases.
  • Managed the development of all personal injury cases encountered with any Arizona products.
  • Executed daily operations of contacting clients and physicians regarding personal injury cases.
  • Assisted in management of personal injury cases including settlement configuration and distribution.
  • Arrange for independent medical examinations to be performed in personal injury cases.
  • Assist attorneys on personal injury cases -Medicare Coordinator -Back up receptionist -Office Runner
  • Notarized medical release forms and negotiated settlements for personal injury cases.
  • Acquired all related documentation from medical providers for personal injury cases.
  • Managed personal injury cases from opening to litigation and settlement negotiation.
  • Edited and customized multiple interrogatories and discovery for personal injury cases.
  • Developed management system for personal injury cases that improved office performance.

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7. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Researched public records, prepared pleadings and discovery requests, managed document production, collected, summarized and reviewed medical records.
  • Performed medical records procurement and analysis; organized and indexed medical record binders; obtained all medical billing records for client.
  • Assisted attorney's in discovery proceedings with respect to medical and insurance claims Reviewed medical records, pharmaceutical records and client dispositions
  • Prepare settlement proposals to insurance companies producing medical records, medical bills, accident reports, photographs regarding automobile accidents.
  • Managed personal injury files, including updating insurance adjusters, preparing demands and requesting and reviewing medical records.
  • Performed administrative duties including basic research, filing, mailings, retrieving medical records, telephone communication.
  • Reviewed vast quantities of medical records and researched scientific publications to establish evidence for personal injury claims.
  • Reviewed medical records and other pertinent documents for client liability in insurance defense and personal injury matters.
  • Scheduled hearings, independent medical examinations, drafted discovery, requested medical records and marketing.
  • Aided attorneys by integration and organization of confidential medical records and other client data.
  • Reviewed, summarized, and compiled medical records necessary for scheduling Independent Medical Examinations.
  • Maintained and organized files including the handling of sensitive medical records and deposition testimony.
  • Reviewed medical records to identify pertinent information to assist the AIC with litigation.
  • Obtained and researched medical records to determine eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.
  • Managed and maintained client files, medical records projects, and document organization/production.
  • Created and maintained databases for medical records, deposition transcripts and discovery documents.
  • Researched all medical records subpoenaed for additional medical providers not disclosed in discovery.
  • Requested, reviewed and summarized medical records for preparation of settlement demand letters.
  • Reviewed, summarized and organized voluminous documents, including discovery and medical records.
  • Requested medical records, lien information and other documentation from medical providers.

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8. Bankruptcy

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Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Researched corporation information through State Corporation Division website and performed electronic filing in RI Bankruptcy court and preparation Chapter 7 cases.
  • Pulled military case status of defendants/property owners and bankruptcy status of same as supporting exhibits for motion for default foreclosure cases.
  • Assisted attorney in the collection and preparation of bankruptcy and loan modification packages for bankruptcy filing and loan modifications.
  • Arranged travel accommodations for attorneys, electronic filing of legal documents with all U.S. Bankruptcy Courts electronically.
  • Resolved and Answered internal and external emails concerning original documents for the foreclosure and bankruptcy legal team.
  • Assisted trial and appellate firm specializing in personal injury, commercial and foreclosure litigation and bankruptcy.
  • Performed administrative and paralegal duties for Domestic and Bankruptcy cases including electronic filing through Bankruptcy Court.
  • Managed voluminous caseloads from filing to closure and updated statute information for Bankruptcy department.
  • Facilitated training of bankruptcy staff members to utilize Summation and BestCase software applications.
  • Coordinated with Creditors and handled incoming calls, Aided Attorney with Bankruptcy-related inquiries.
  • Negotiate and compromise settlements with Bankruptcy Trustees regarding preference and fraudulent conveyance matters.
  • Identified, investigated and generated all claims regarding filed bankruptcy notifications of shareholders.
  • Uploaded documents relating to Bankruptcy Files and Adversary Proceedings to online database.
  • Prepared and filed bankruptcy pleadings and summarized depositions in bankruptcy litigation actions.
  • Monitored status of bankruptcy filings and notices and responded as necessary.
  • Collaborated with clients regarding bankruptcy petitions, prepared documents for filing.
  • Prepare final reports and calculate distributions to creditors for bankruptcy matters.
  • Researched Bankruptcy court for active matters pertaining to financial fraud litigation.
  • Analyzed and entered bankruptcy case data using bankruptcy legal software.
  • Provided administrative and legal support in Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation.

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9. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Filed documents in several state and federal courts (including extensive e-filing) and researched jurisdictional filing requirements.
  • File legal documents electronically and conventionally in accordance with state and federal courts rules and regulations.
  • Prepared pleadings, discovery, motions, answers, and other related document necessary to litigate in municipal and federal courts.
  • Administer and oversee firm's filing procedures and responsibility for coordinating filing of pleadings and motions in state and federal courts.
  • Court search cases using state and federal databases and if necessary, obtain cases from state and federal courts and databases.
  • Transcribed meetings, prepared legal documents to be filed with the local and federal courts, edit and format legal documents.
  • Well versed in multiple state jurisdictions, all California trial and appellate courts, federal courts, and international governing bodies.
  • Assist in the preparation of summary judgment briefs for both state and federal courts, Prepare exhibits for pleadings and briefs.
  • Prepared Complaints, Answers, Motions and Briefs for filing with all State Courts, Federal courts and Court of Appeals.
  • E-filed documents in state and federal courts and helped attorneys prepare for depositions and trial (primarily commercial defense litigation).
  • Draft pleadings, including motions, declarations, discovery, and management statements in both State and Federal Courts; e-filing.
  • Assisted with drafting and filing of motions, pleadings and position statements with EEOC, MDHR, State and Federal courts.
  • Filed collections actions in State and Federal Courts, negotiated collections settlements, and worked closely with high profile casino/hotel clients.
  • Performed all aspects of litigation support in state and federal courts, government agencies, and various mediation and arbitration fora.
  • Prepared, finalized and electronically filed motions, orders, and answers with the district, circuit and federal courts.
  • Employed as legal assistant to partner in complex commercial litigation cases and admiralty cases in both state and federal courts.
  • Frequent contact with local and Federal courts and filing in the same; electronic filing of pleadings for federal cases.
  • Enter attorney time into billing system, proof client bills, and file legal documents with local and federal courts.
  • Drafted pleadings and prepared briefs for State and Federal Courts, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Scan and upload exhibits using the Electronic Judicial system for Domestic, Civil, Appellate, and Federal courts daily.

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10. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Provided reception support for incoming clients and redirected incoming phone calls to appropriate attorney.
  • Completed analysis of incoming phone calls for client/prospect relationship qualification.
  • Processed incoming/outgoing mail and phone calls and any non-energy documents.
  • Provide legal assistance to the attorney, monitored case loads, typed correspondence, answered phone calls and answered client inquiries.
  • Answer Phone calls from clients, meet with clients, assisting attorneys, doing research work, and filing various documents.
  • Provided support for senior partner as needed regarding placing phone calls, preparing bank deposits, paying monthly bills, etc.
  • Polish Receptionist/Paralegal work, answer phone calls, assist clients, type up petitions and letters necessary to each case.
  • Assist in mail room, answer phone calls, plan company events, and perform general clerical and legal work.
  • Assist firm partners with correspondence, proof-reading, personal affairs, appointments, scheduling lunches, and fielding phone calls.
  • Performed a variety of secretarial activities including legal research, answering phone calls and emails, and transcription of dictation.
  • Accept client phone calls, arrange appointments, copy and file documents, as well as faxing any necessary documentation.
  • Maintained emails, scheduled appointments, addressed phone calls, took messages and circulated them to the respective official.
  • Greeted clients, answered phone calls, reviewed emails, made appointments, took payment, confirmed calendar meetings/appointments.
  • Answer phone calls and direct to appropriate attorney, take messages, set appointments, and provide court dates.
  • Receive client phone calls and drop-ins, relay and note information to attorney, maintain professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Answer Phone Calls Data entry fill out Immigration forms, send packages to INS, order supplies etc.
  • Prepare pleadings, correspondence, transcription, calendaring, prepare binders and phone calls for a construction defect firm
  • Fielded phone calls, scheduled appointments, participated in legal meetings, and performed other duties as required.
  • Take care of visitors and potential clients, distributed mail and emails, answered and initiated phone calls.
  • Coordinate depositions, evidence depositions and sworn statements between multiple parties, answer phone calls and maintain schedules.

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11. Travel Arrangements

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Here's how Travel Arrangements is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Managed travel arrangements including domestic and international flights, ground transportation, hotel accommodations car/taxi services for business and personal needs.
  • Provided a full range of legal administrative support to partners and associates including travel arrangements and coordinating meetings and appointments.
  • Ensured seamless travel experience for executives by arranging complex international and domestic travel arrangements and itineraries with commercial travel vendors.
  • Drafted pleadings, scheduled trial depositions, and prepared domestic and international travel arrangements for attorneys and expert witnesses.
  • Provided administrative support to attorneys, including handling correspondence, scheduling, travel arrangements and other logistical support.
  • Managed multiple calendars; coordinated travel arrangements; independently organized and prepared agendas for large client meetings.
  • Supervised daily office activities including managing special requests, travel arrangements and other pertinent administrative duties.
  • Calendar management and coordination with internal and external executives, as well as travel arrangements.
  • Make and confirm travel arrangements for and provide itinerary to attorneys with explicit instructions.
  • Planned and coordinated all travel arrangements for attorneys and prepared related expense reports.
  • Make travel arrangements, including air transportation, automobile rentals and hotel reservations.
  • Handled travel arrangements and prepared materials needed for annual seminar for 300 Paralegals.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements and managed busy calendars as related to work and personal.
  • Scheduled and coordinated meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for supervisors and managers.
  • Created travel arrangements for attorneys, prepared and filed Depositions, created spreadsheets
  • Coordinate necessary travel arrangements and develop travel itineraries to correspond with schedules.
  • Maintained attorney daily calendar, appointment book and scheduled travel arrangements.
  • Performed administrative duties to support four Attorneys, including travel arrangements.
  • Make Dinner reservations and all travel arrangements and prepared his itinerary.
  • Maintained and coordinated multiple calendars, meetings and complex travel arrangements.

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12. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Worked under close supervision of an experienced general practice attorney in family law, civil litigation and criminal defense matters.
  • Case management/litigation support for Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury and Family Law cases.
  • Prepared legal documentation for 12 attorneys in various legal divisions from commercial litigation to labor to family law.
  • Provide legal administrative support to sole practitioner with a concentration in divorce and related family law.
  • Assisted an attorney practicing insurance defense litigation, family law and other general practice areas.
  • Performed various administrative and office management duties for a family law and criminal defense attorney.
  • Prepared legal documentation and correspondence related to Family Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury.
  • Provided secretarial and administrative support for sole practitioner, who practices family law litigation.
  • Project Manager for family law and business litigation cases and commercial business development clients.
  • Assisted one attorney focused mainly in general civil litigation and family law practice.
  • Participated in seminars on WordPerfect 5.1, family law and legal administration procedures.
  • Designed a documentation system which has streamlined the preparation of family law documents.
  • Assisted sole-practitioner with all aspects of family law litigation and mediation.
  • Assisted three attorneys specializing in matrimonial law and family law litigation.
  • Collaborated with family law attorney with drafting correspondence and conducting research.
  • Analyzed and gathered information for preparation of legal family law documents.
  • Provided daily administrative duties in busy Family Law office.
  • Specialized in Personal Injury/ Criminal Law/ Family Law.
  • Provided family law administrative support for firm attorney.
  • Interviewed non-represented litigants in family law cases.

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13. Affidavits

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Here's how Affidavits is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared affidavits and exhibits and other documents, legal correspondence, organized and maintained documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Prepared applications for Asylum and Withholding of Removal cases, including drafting affidavits and gathering supporting documentation.
  • Prepared, organized and maintained affidavits and legal correspondence through a manual and electronic filing system.
  • Conduct document review for general investigations and interview company witnesses and prepare related summaries and affidavits.
  • Worked with criminal defense attorney to prepare affidavits and legal correspondence in preparation for trials.
  • Prepare affidavits to establish extreme hardships for waiver applications along with translation of documents.
  • Prepared affidavits and/or other legal correspondence such as Discovery and Good Faith Letters.
  • Prepared affidavits and legal correspondence; organized and maintained documents in filing systems.
  • Requested judgment figures from clients and prepared time-sensitive affidavits within strict deadlines.
  • Trained staff on firm-specific IT programs and numerical preparation of affidavits.
  • Prepared affidavits and other legal documentation for lawyers and other officials.
  • Pulled affidavits from process server for judicial and default foreclosure motions.
  • Obtained dispositions and readied affidavits in anticipation of litigation.
  • Prepared affidavits and other documents, maintained document file.
  • Organized Affidavits for legal proceedings on financial accounts.
  • Compiled and edited disclosure evidence files and affidavits.
  • Prepare affidavits of non-military service and of indebtedness.
  • Prepared Judgment packages along with supporting Affidavits.
  • Prepared affidavits and loan termination documents.
  • Drafted and uploaded affidavits for publication.

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14. Office Supplies

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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Processed expense reports, ordered office supplies and performed special assignments/projects upon request.
  • Drafted and typed administrative documents and ordered office supplies.
  • Managed office supplies and evidence inventory.
  • Maintained and ordered necessary office supplies.
  • Ordered office supplies and operated office machines, i.e., photocopiers, scanners, facsimile machines, and voice mail system.
  • Tasked with managing all confidential correspondence, settlement agreements, severance agreements, expense reports, office supplies and equipment inventory.
  • Order office supplies, maintain calendars and setup of internal meetings and external group meetings and functions for the Property Team.
  • Handled administrative duties such as ordering and maintaining office supplies, working on various office projects and maintaining records and files.
  • Maintain a well-organized office, with stocked office supplies, waiting room materials, providing a presentable and friendly atmosphere.
  • Performed all Secretarial duties; answered telephones, organized & maintained the office, office files, ordered office supplies.
  • Manage office tasks; answering phones, order office supplies, distribute incoming mail, photocopying, call in payroll.
  • Performed legal research, client intake for personal injury cases; Answered phones, courthouse filing and ordered office supplies.
  • Maintain attorney schedules, ticklers, depositions, case lists, office supplies, and costs for the entire firm.
  • Recovered $400.00 in sales taxes paid to large Office Supplies Company, due to error they neglected to correct.
  • Organized and maintained client files, prepared travel arrangements, scheduling and maintaining calendars, and ordering of office supplies.
  • Order office supplies, assist with copying, scanning and distributing mail along with handling other various miscellaneous clerical work.
  • Managed office affairs, including client intake paperwork and office supplies creating more efficiency in day to day tasks.
  • Maintained office filing system, maintained office supplies, distribution of incoming and outgoing mail, FedEx and UPS.
  • Maintain and replenish inventory of all office supplies, stationary, equipment, and furniture always staying on budget.
  • Prepare medical reports; transcription; maintain filing; order office supplies; maintain attorney schedule; answered phones.

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15. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Provided satisfactory customer service by interacting with clients by phone/personally, scheduling appointments, and communicating client concerns to respective lawyers.
  • Completed Administrative and clerical duties included receiving visitors and telephone calls for attorneys, scheduling appointments, Maintaining attorney calendars.
  • Established and maintained rapidly changing calendars by scheduling appointments and facilitating entertainment and travel itineraries both international and domestic.
  • Provided discreet secretarial and reception services for a busy civil practice firm including scheduling appointments and client management.
  • Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, drafting and reviewing legal documents for several attorneys.
  • Provided Customer Service with one on one client interaction assisting with paperwork preparation and scheduling appointments.
  • Performed secretarial duties including drafting legal documents, organizing case files, and scheduling appointments
  • Performed general office duties such as scheduling appointments for defendants for preliminary hearings.
  • Organized a demanding calendar by scheduling appointments and hearing dates to ensure accuracy.
  • Coordinate multifaceted office functions including scheduling appointments and maintaining calendars for all attorneys.
  • Welcomed visitors by greeting them in person, and/or arranging/scheduling appointments with attorneys.
  • Maintain attorney calendar by planning and scheduling appointments, teleconferences and depositions.
  • Managed attorney professional calendar including scheduling appointments, meetings and court appearances.
  • Manage Attorneys' calendars, scheduling appointments and making travel arrangements and accommodations
  • Managed attorney calendars by coordinating meetings, scheduling appointments and court hearings.
  • Perform other administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers
  • Maintain the calendar by scheduling appointments and cross-referencing with personal agendas.
  • Maintained calendars, including scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings and resources.
  • Maintained attorney calendars, including court deadlines and scheduling appointments.
  • Managed office calendar and meeting planner by scheduling appointments/depositions.

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16. Attorney Calendar

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Here's how Attorney Calendar is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Handled administrative duties as assigned including extensive travel arrangements, maintained attorney calendar and docketed in accordance with proper authorities.
  • Transcribed documents, composed and prepared general correspondence, received and directed calls, and maintained attorney calendars.
  • Coordinate calendar court dates, meeting and appointments with attorneys proactively maintain and monitor attorney calendars.
  • Maintain attorney calendars; optimize attorney time by reading, researching and verifying information for accuracy.
  • Case coordinator; contract execution; billing and payroll management for seven county court/attorney calendars.
  • Updated attorney calendar including planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, dispositions, and travels.
  • Maintained attorney calendars, set up meeting and teleconference arrangements, scheduled court reporters.
  • Maintained attorney calendars by setting attorney-client counseling times and dates and maintained schedule.
  • Coordinate and facilitate multiple attorney calendars to arrange appointments, meetings and conferences.
  • Maintained attorney calendar scheduling conferences, teleconference, depositions, and hearing.
  • Maintain attorney calendar by scheduling and monitoring court appearance dates pleading deadlines.
  • Maintain attorney calendars, including scheduling meetings, depositions and telephone conferences.
  • Maintain attorney calendars by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences and video/teleconferences.
  • Maintained firm/ attorney calendars and assisted attorneys in organizing as needed.
  • Managed attorney calendars, transcribed attorney dictations, and composed correspondence.
  • Maintain attorney calendar on a daily basis including scheduling and docketing.
  • Coordinated firm and attorney calendars regarding deadlines and court appearances.
  • Coordinate attorney's travel and accommodations; maintain attorney calendars.
  • Maintain and coordinate multiple attorney calendars and special section calendars.
  • Maintained attorney calendars by scheduling client conferences and tracking deadlines.

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17. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Organized and maintained litigation and administrative files; performed administrative functions including transcription, typing, filing and data entry.
  • Instituted a tracking system to monitor scheduled hearings and reviewed reports daily then reconciled any data entry errors.
  • Performed administrative clerical work including filing management, data entry and directing incoming calls to appropriate staff members.
  • Performed data entry of billing information, including editing and verifying accuracy of created invoices.
  • Perform data entry into spreadsheets and graphs including generating reports and preparing expenditure estimate reports.
  • Co-developed comprehensive work directions for data entry manuals along with screening and transferring calls.
  • Performed general office duties including data entry, proofread documents and typed various correspondences.
  • Performed all administrative duties, including data entry and translated/interpreted for Spanish speaking clients.
  • Accomplished timely and accurate data entry into Lexus/Nexus TimeMatters software platform.
  • Performed data entry, confirmed appointments and had significant client interaction.
  • Contacted clients for information and other documents, filing/scanning/data entry/scheduling.
  • Perform criminal history/criminal records investigations and bureau specific data entry.
  • Performed data entry of various types including billing information.
  • Performed repetitive data entry and verification of data files.
  • Answered telephonic inquiries and performed extensive data entry tasks.
  • Prepared documentation for attorney review and data entry.
  • Corroborate data accuracy after performing data entry procedures.
  • Performed accurate and extensive data entry.
  • Perform extensive data entry responsibilities.
  • Assisted in general office administration (filing, faxing, scanning, mail intake, answering telephones, data entry).

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18. Law Firm

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Supported senior partner of international law firm in management of approximately 40 litigation matters per month.
  • Redacted confidential information from legal documentation and inputted data into law firm's advanced database.
  • Assisted various law firms with professional legal executive administrative assistance, including accounting functions.
  • Provided day-to-day financial and administrative support to a small privately owned taxation law firm.
  • Completed contract legal and executive administrative support assignments at law firms and corporations.
  • Scheduled and maintained calendar for four attorneys in a criminal defense/appellate law firm.
  • Provided administrative support to managing partner at an Intellectual Property law firm.
  • General practice law firm with thirty-eight attorneys and approximately fifty staff members.
  • Developed and created professional advertisements for law firm/attorney using MS Publisher.
  • Performed document review for an Intellectual Property law firm utilizing Summation.
  • Provided litigation support in a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property.
  • Reviewed documents for witness preparation for intellectual property law firm.
  • Performed administrative and paralegal duties for many prominent law firms.
  • Managed daily administrative functions for small litigation law firm.
  • Worked temporary legal assistant positions at various law firms
  • Provided secretarial/legal assistant support to various law firms.
  • Maintained all Bankruptcy Department files; Created a tracking system for department files which was adopted by the whole law firm.
  • Utilized the law firm specific database - CaseAware, numerous business related websites, and MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Coordinated and worked with third parties, such as project companies and other law firms to collect and analyze submitting documents.
  • Route and review daily correspondence from clients, other law firms, clerk of courts, and medical providers, etc.

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19. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Explained technical and non-technical information of HIPAA to various Customer Service Representatives and Supervisors, pertaining to certain requests for information.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain composure and work efficiently in a fast paced environment while preserving excellent customer service.
  • Analyzed and interpreted guidelines and resolved issues/inquiries emailed from many Customer Service areas within the HCSC enterprise.
  • Provide exceptional customer service, identifying opportunities to refer new business and increase new business.
  • Processed all client claim submissions and maintained orderly attorney records - Provided exceptional front-line customer service
  • Provided clerical support for associate staff promoting excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Represented and drove stronger customer service and experience through positive engagement and client retaining practices.
  • Provided outstanding customer service, assisted in operating an organized and efficient office.
  • Collaborated closely between attorneys and clients to ensure superior customer service.
  • Demonstrated a positive attitude and commitment to quality customer service.
  • Provide quality customer service and problem resolution as needed.
  • Provide excellent customer service for a mega financial instruction.
  • Provided customer service daily and conflict resolution as needed.
  • Correspond with clients to ensure satisfactory customer service.
  • Maintained and provided professional Customer Service to our clients
  • Expressed Appreciation to customers through excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills by retaining clients.
  • Provided updates while maintaining excellent customer service.
  • Performed customer service duties including appointment setting.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to all debtors.

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20. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Practice focused on Foreclosure Defense/Real Estate Litigation//Bankruptcy/Civil Litigation.
  • Provided receptionist and administrative support assisting principles in pursuing civil litigation in mortgage foreclosure action on behalf of major financial institutions.
  • Assist attorney in executing civil litigation strategies including settlements and alternative dispute resolution options to produce the best outcome for clients.
  • General Practice mainly focused on corporations and partnership work, property management, civil litigation and corporate and individual taxes.
  • Prepared general correspondence and legal documents pertaining to Domestic Relations, GAL Reports, Civil Litigation and miscellaneous areas.
  • Assisted attorneys by drafting legal documents and letters for civil litigation and foreclosure by preparing pleadings including legal descriptions.
  • Assisted immigration, criminal defense and civil litigation practices by providing administrative support and drafting legal documents under attorney supervision
  • Performed all legal assistant and paralegal duties related to personal injury, insurance defense and civil litigation matters.
  • Contributed to legal cases concerning worker's compensation, employment, environmental, personal injury and civil litigation
  • Practice area is primarily civil litigation, specifically insurance defense, with some involvement in domestic actions.
  • Drafted, revised and edited legal pleadings and correspondence for attorney practicing in general civil litigation.
  • Support Partner/Shareholder and Associate representing the defense of insurance, product liability, and civil litigation.
  • Practice involves civil litigation with emphasis on construction defect/insurance defense, personal injury and legal malpractice.
  • Practice involves civil litigation with emphasis on insurance bad faith and real estate transactions/purchase agreements.
  • Researched legal issues and collected factual evidence for complex civil litigation and criminal matters.
  • Assisted three busy litigators, focused mainly in general civil litigation and products liability.
  • Supported a partner and associate specializing in civil litigation and personal injury matters.
  • Provided administrative support to sole practitioner specializing in civil litigation and special-education law.
  • Provided direct administrative support to Senior Managing Partner of civil litigation law firm.
  • Assigned to senior partner and associate specializing in Civil Litigation and Intellectual Property.

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21. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Manage and litigate defense insurance caseload to include personal injury, multiparty actions for multiple insurance companies.
  • Scheduled private interviews between clients and insurance companies for recorded statements and explanations under oath.
  • Communicated with insurance companies, Medicare/Medicaid, along with a range of different facilities.
  • Prepared and mailed weekly specials packages and Mediation/Arbitration packages to insurance companies for settlement.
  • Typed/dictated miscellaneous letters to insurance companies, medical providers, and potential buyers.
  • Requested information and required case documentation from insurance companies and health care providers.
  • Drafted documents of representation to insurance companies, medical facilities, and chiropractors.
  • Requested certificates of liability and property from all tenant and vendor insurance companies.
  • Processed claims with insurance companies and requested police reports for accident accuracy.
  • Coordinated the collection of all medical documentation for submission to insurance companies.
  • Drafted and managed correspondence with insurance companies for auto/personal injury claims.
  • Negotiate settlement claims with insurance companies and corporate legal managers/teams.
  • Prepare correspondence to medical providers, insurance companies and attorneys.
  • Composed correspondence with insurance companies for auto/personal injury claims.
  • Communicate with medical professionals and insurance companies as needed.
  • Received updated information from insurance companies and medical providers.
  • Helped negotiate personal injury settlements with insurance companies.
  • Request documents from medical facilities and auto-insurance companies.
  • Filled needed automobile accident claims with insurance companies.
  • Discussed and executed settlement negotiations with insurance companies.

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22. Expense Reports

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Here's how Expense Reports is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Recruiting Department in scheduling interviews, coordinated recruiting events, escorted candidates to their meetings and prepared expense reports.
  • Facilitated complex travel and seminar arrangements, process expense reports, timekeeping and invoices and reconciliation of credit cards.
  • Reviewed and processed hotel invoices and Arbitrator expense reports for accuracy and made Arbitrator disbursements for hearings.
  • Handled complex international travel arrangements, prepared expense reports, arranged department on and off-site meetings.
  • Reviewed expense reports for Litigation and Employment Litigation personnel before Associate General Counsel review and approval.
  • Utilized the application Chrome River to generate expense reports for individual attorneys when traveling for business.
  • Provided financial support, including preparation of expense reports and reconciliation of credit card statements.
  • Schedule meetings, teleconferences and appointments and arrange and coordinate travel itinerary and expense reports.
  • Tracked and processed attorney expense reports; coordinated and administered attorney new matter report generation.
  • Generated expense reports, organized and maintained calendar for Litigation and Bankruptcy Dept.
  • Completed and submitted expense reports, requested checks and monitored expense reimbursement.
  • Generated monthly business and expense reports and updated attorney billable hours report.
  • Complete daily timekeeping responsibilities, maintain daily calendars and process expense reports.
  • Handled administrative responsibilities including preparing expense reports, check requests and invoices.
  • Performed basic accounting and generated disbursement/expense reports dictating attorney/administrative fees.
  • Prepare attorney expense reports and additional administrative duties as assigned.
  • Processed invoices/expense reports and special projects as assigned.
  • Prepare all related expense reports timely and accurately.
  • Prepared expense reports for processing by accounting department.
  • Prepared expense reports using monetary conversion rates.

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23. Telephone Calls

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Here's how Telephone Calls is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Provided support and conducted internal and external communications for attorney, including telephone calls, emails, facsimiles and written correspondence.
  • Reviewed, prioritized and took action upon all incoming communication for executive including email, telephone calls and correspondence.
  • Prepared numerous correspondences to various individuals and handled a high volume of receiving and returning telephone calls.
  • Manage and prioritize incoming and outgoing communications, including internal/external mail, telephone calls and email.
  • Received telephone calls and visitors and provided information or referred to the appropriate office or individual.
  • Received, screened and forwarded telephone calls for two Partners and accurately handled received information.
  • Answered inbound and outbound telephone calls, provided information, and accurately handled escalations.
  • Perform follow-up telephone calls for needed documents and/or information.
  • Answered/screened telephone calls, distributed electronic and paper correspondence.
  • Shared responsibility for receiving and distributing incoming telephone calls.
  • Handled incoming telephone calls for the attorneys/resolved problems.
  • Handled telephone calls when judicial assistants requested hearings.
  • Coordinated conference telephone calls as required.
  • Performed daily office duties including answering incoming telephone calls, scheduling clients and prospective clients, and confirming the office calendar.
  • Received and screened telephone calls, providing information which may require the use of judgment and interpretation of policies and procedures.
  • Answered, tactfully and convincingly screen, and route all incoming telephone calls; sorted, reviewed, and distributed mail.
  • Answer and screen busy telephone calls for assigned attorneys, and also provide back-up coverage for other attorneys in desk pool.
  • Calendar docketing, document review and management, scheduling, processing mail and receive/place telephone calls to clients and outside vendors.
  • Receive and screen telephone calls and visitors and assist with incoming inquiries, Compose correspondence, edit documents and transcribe correspondence/documents.
  • Filed documents with the courts on behalf of the attorney Screened telephone calls and forwarded them to the appropriate departments.

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24. Client Contact

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Here's how Client Contact is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Manage and open client contacts and matters utilizing complex computerized filing system following policies and procedures.
  • Monitored all pleadings, motions and discovery responsibilities that included substantial client contact and attorney interaction.
  • Assisted attorneys with civil litigation matters requiring organization, attention to detail and extensive client contact.
  • Prepared pleadings and correspondence for personal injury attorney, client contact and managed appointment calendar.
  • Facilitated client contact while efficiently handling office and research logistics regarding trials and proceedings.
  • Conducted administrative activities including reception, scheduling, answering telephones and maintaining client contact.
  • Provided heavy client contact disseminating information, obtaining information and / or resolving issues.
  • Facilitated client contact; received updates of injury status and other pertinent information.
  • Managed a medical collection portfolio requiring extensive client contact and document coordination.
  • Managed agreements from initial client contact through execution and permanent document storage.
  • Modified extensive firm-wide client contact database and conducted detailed research ensuring accuracy.
  • Performed extensive client contact Prepared general correspondence typing and proofreading documents.
  • Researched and updated client contact information using Lexis Nexis.
  • Managed Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases, including preparation of all court filings, trustee compliance and heavy client contact.
  • Maintain accurate and concise records for 300 + clients including monthly client contact and medical development of the claimants' case.
  • Maintain and manage in depth filing for cases; update and maintain client contact information and docket sheets for each case.
  • Work with sixteen attorneys in all stages of casework from initial client contact through research, discovery, trial or settlement.
  • Detail oriented, maintain files, draft pleadings and correspondence, transcription, coordinate calendars, maintain client contact and confidentiality.
  • Prepared hearing notebooks, organized documents, client contact, filed with state courts, and maintained filing for both attorneys.
  • Led efforts to assist international cargo law attorney's with legal research, document drafting and editing with direct client contact.

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25. New Clients

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Here's how New Clients is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted research on new clients to determined eligibility and searched databases on information of clients.
  • Provided initial intake for new clients including conducting intake interviews and completing initial paperwork.
  • Marketed services to new clients including operating agreements, indemnification, and sub-s designation.
  • Processed Social Security Disability claims by screening new clients, completing applications and appeals
  • Composed retainer agreements and provided explanation of attorney-client contract to new clients.
  • Interviewed new clients, prepared statements of facts and preliminary liability evaluations.
  • Managed correspondence with prospective new clients, and organized discovery.
  • Performed phone consultations/interviews for potential new clients.
  • Initial information gathering consultations with new clients.
  • Photocopy necessary paperwork for new clients.
  • Conducted consultation interviews with potential new clients; assessing their concerns and needs and setting for our assistance in their matter.
  • Prepared and opened files for new clients, transcribed letters, prepared legal documents, handled all incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Set appointments for consultations, answer phones, do intake on new clients, filing and assist paralegal with necessary documents.
  • Reviewed medical records and evaluated injuries, interviewed potential new clients, and met with clients to obtain discovery responses.
  • Opened new files and followed-up with legal data entry department with new incoming and additional information from new clients.
  • Drafted pleadings, correspondence, deposition summaries, medical records and billing charts, intakes for potential new clients.
  • Draft retainers for new clients, prepare statements and invoices for clients and third parties, handle all payments.
  • Train new employees on Phone system as well as main screens, set appointments for current clients new clients.
  • Scheduled and conducted interviews with new clients to gather discovery responses, drafting information for use in cases.
  • Enter new clients, matters (new cases), billing, payments into LexisNexus Time Matters software.

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26. Medical Malpractice

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Here's how Medical Malpractice is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Provided secretarial and administrative assistance to a partner and senior associate specializing in medical malpractice, defense and general tort litigation.
  • Assisted medical malpractice litigation attorney with drafting complaints and other pleadings, trial preparation, discovery requests, settlement documentation.
  • Provided administrative support for attorneys with multiple firms directed toward medical malpractice, insurance defense, and probate/estate planning.
  • Interacted with doctors and their staff through written correspondence, telephone and in-person communications regarding secondary medical malpractice coverage.
  • Aided civil litigation and medical malpractice attorneys in preparing pleadings and typing deposition notes to prepare attorneys for trial.
  • Provide legal/administrative support in areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death claims and products liability.
  • Prepared and managed cases in commercial litigation, insurance defense, products liability, labor/employment and medical malpractice.
  • Worked primarily worked with insurance companies defending medical malpractice, personal injury and workers' compensation cases.
  • Partner specialized in personal injury, medical malpractice, workmen's compensation and incorporation of new businesses.
  • Provided administrative and secretarial support to managing partner and one associate in medical malpractice defense litigation.
  • Arranged important and confidential legal documents and prepared exhibits for trial pertaining to medical malpractice litigation.
  • Provided assistance to four associates of a local firm specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice.
  • Handled all secretarial/paralegal duties in sole practitioner office specializing in plaintiff personal injury and medical malpractice.
  • Worked closely with litigation counsel on personal injury, medical malpractice, and general liability files.
  • Supported sole practitioner specializing in personal injury, Worker's Compensation, and medical malpractice.
  • Assisted attorneys on drafting discovery for personal injury, medical malpractice and environmental law cases.
  • Assisted Senior Partner, two associates and paralegal specializing in medical malpractice defense and litigation.
  • Acquired and analyzed detailed medical records and bills for personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
  • Obtained medical and billing records for personal injury and medical malpractice cases with supporting affidavits.
  • Conducted research into medical malpractice litigation which included medical record retrieval and serving legal documents.

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27. Insurance Defense

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Here's how Insurance Defense is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Provided full-scale administrative support to an intimately-sized team of five attorneys in a law firm practicing insurance defense and personal injury.
  • Provided general legal services to in-house counsel who coordinated insurance defense cases of a leading national insurance company.
  • Assisted two associates with representation of clientele in various civil litigation matters including business and insurance defense.
  • Provided secretarial assistance to multiple attorneys in insurance defense litigation and worked closely with multiple insurance adjusters.
  • Typed interrogatories, answers to interrogatories, pleadings for insurance defense litigation and construction litigation cases.
  • Provided administrative, secretarial and paralegal support to attorneys in the insurance defense litigation practice group.
  • Provided administrative assistance and organization for one Member and one associate in insurance defense practice.
  • Perform paralegal and administrative duties for multiple attorneys in busy first party insurance defense litigation.
  • Provide general administrative support to one partner and four associates in insurance defense litigation group.
  • Provided assistance to various attorneys in the Insurance Defense Litigation land Personal Injury litigation Departments.
  • Managed all administrative tasks for a partner and associate practicing product liability insurance defense litigation.
  • Provided complete assistance to partner and associate in insurance defense litigation and appellate work.
  • Drafted correspondence, case status reports and litigation documents for substantial insurance defense practice.
  • Provided legal administrative support to three attorneys as resource/floater assistant-secretary in Insurance Defense Litigation.
  • Worked for insurance defense attorneys who specialized in personal injury and product liability.
  • Support senior partner in insurance defense, personal injury litigation and traffic/criminal matters.
  • Provided administrative support to partner and associate in area of insurance defense litigation.
  • Performed legal office functions associated with insurance defense suits and relieved the receptionist.
  • Coordinated patent, environmental, product liability, insurance defense and other litigation.
  • Provided and managed administrative support for litigation staff counsel in insurance defense cases.

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28. Internet

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Here's how Internet is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Conduct research projects for attorneys using public internet sites and Lexis-Nexis, interpreted information and prepared analysis memo for attorneys.
  • Conducted Internet research, compiled data, and prepared various documents for consideration and presentation to the supervising attorneys.
  • Performed legal research using legal research software, investigated research locating debtors current contact information and Internet research.
  • Conducted Internet/subscription source research, assisted with special projects and business presentations, tracked/coordinated seminars for CLE.
  • Case law/statute exploration via legal internet research engine applications, rendered opinions, and legal publications.
  • Research legal documentation using Lexis Nexus and the internet and electronic filing of legal documents.
  • Maintained continuing legal education files and researched information on potential clients using the Internet.
  • Performed internet research regarding potential Government takings and prepared OPRA requests.
  • Conducted research utilizing the internet and Lexis and authored written correspondence.
  • Created and presented computer and internet training presentations for office personnel.
  • Located non-custodial parents using all available sources including the internet.
  • Prepared various client information for external and internet audit review.
  • Provided data/Internet research, written and verbal communication skills
  • Conduct internet-based searches for corporate filings and organizations.
  • Conducted research through LexisNexis and various internet websites.
  • Conduct preliminary legal research using LexisNexis and Internet.
  • Performed internet research and scheduled Bankruptcy Department meetings.
  • Conducted basic internet and legal research utilizing company databases
  • Researched general defendant information with proficient Internet skills.
  • Performed and coordinated requested research via Internet.

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29. Social Security

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Here's how Social Security is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Assist individuals in obtaining Social Security and Supplemental Security Disability benefits and Employment law in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment.
  • Send signed/dated rep docs along with application and appeals to Social Security Administration along with other documents required by Social Security.
  • Drafted legal documents specific to Social Security Disability cases including request for hearing, appellate briefs, request for reconsideration.
  • Provided assistance to individuals applying for Social Security benefits by preparing clients for hearings before an Administrative Law Judge.
  • Assisted social security disability clients in completing applications as well as Medicaid applications and Medicare issues for the conserved.
  • Interviewed clients and assisted with completing forms in accordance with procedures and policies related to Social Security Disability claims.
  • Prepare and electronically file summons and complaints in United States District Court to appeal Social Security Disability denials.
  • Provided administrative assistance to lawyers in the securing and coordination of employment, medical and social security records.
  • Supported paralegals and attorneys in the litigation and appeals process of ascertaining Social Security disability benefits for clients.
  • Submitted social security disability appeals online and kept social security medical files updated and ready for hearing.
  • Answered inquiries from individuals including limited English speakers from all walks of life about Social Security benefit programs
  • Assist Social Security Disability lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents.
  • Established Social Security Disability Department to Prepared cases from initial level to Hearing for Administrative Law Judge.
  • Maintain attorneys' calendars, correspondence and appointments, including hearing schedule for Social Security Disability.
  • Provide support to individual attorney on needed basis * Specialize in personal injury and Social Security cases
  • Initiated and executed Social Security project, determining client eligibility, and assisting in application process.
  • Provide comprehensive client support to 250+ clients for workers compensation and social security disability claimants.
  • Faxed client medical forms to hospital facilities and forwarded medical records to Social Security Administration.
  • Worked as a Legal Assistant, assisting client seeking Social Security Disability and Veteran benefits.
  • Addressed client questions and concerns relating to Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability claims.

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30. Client Intake

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Here's how Client Intake is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Coordinated all aspects of client intake including scheduling consultations, negotiating engagement agreements, and processing retainer payments.
  • Implemented new client intake form to facilitate information gathering and streamline case management.
  • Participated in client intake process to gather information to write bankruptcy petitions.
  • Established consultation appointments, client intake process and confidential document intake.
  • Coordinated client intake information and screened potential clients before making appointments.
  • Performed client intake and determined relief eligibility for Deferred Action.
  • Drafted personal injury memorandum and documents Scheduled client intakes and appointments
  • Conducted detailed client intakes and entered information into company database.
  • Conducted scene investigations and interviewed clients for initial client intake.
  • Assisted client intake including properly saving and filing important paperwork
  • Managed new client intake information and monitored case progression.
  • Interviewed clients for preliminary information during client intake process.
  • Handled client intake information and supported attorneys.
  • Conducted client intake after attorney consultation.
  • Manage front office Client Intake Draft File and Serve Pleading Propound Discovery to opposing counsel Obtain Deposition transcripts for Opposition to MSJ
  • Performed initial client intakes, evaluations, interviews and development of potential cases, wrote correspondence and complaints as independent contractor.
  • Managed new client intake process; effectuated client conflict checks and opened matter and billing files in MS Word and Elite.
  • Completed numerous client intakes, starting new files, updating and maintaining accurate case records for accounting, billing and archiving.
  • Conducted client intake, drafted medical waiver, assisted with refugee resettlement process, and helped with I-90 and N-400.
  • Conducted client Intakes, Data Entry, Review and organize file materials including medical records, and client documents.

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31. Notary

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Here's how Notary is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • File necessary documents and filing fees with Court clerk -Keep records/files/documentation/calendars current -Answer phones -Notary Public
  • Conducted conflict checks, drafted basic correspondence and performed notary responsibilities when necessary.
  • Obtained my Notary Public and notarized documentation upon request and supervision of Attorney
  • Proofread loan documentation for final approval for home refinancing, Notary Public
  • Notarized signatures, prepared documents for signature Notary stamp and signature.
  • Performed Notary Public duties Served as translator for administrative hearings.
  • Provided notary services to internal and external Wells Fargo customers.
  • Performed general clerical and notary public responsibilities if necessary.
  • Performed various standard/typical tasks of professional paralegal and notary.
  • Participated as a military notary for deployed Soldiers.
  • Coordinated signing appointments and performed notary services.
  • Notarized legal documents as a Public Notary.
  • Performed Notary PublicsServices for Attorney and company.
  • Prepared correspondence and performed notary duties.
  • State of Florida Notary Public Certificate.
  • Notarized all documentation that needed notary.
  • Managed meeting calendar including notary services.
  • Scheduled appointments and provided Notary Services.
  • Prepared legal documents, Powers of Attorney, wills, conducted legal research using WestLaw, and acted as a notary.
  • General Accounting Assistance, Notary Service, Bankruptcy, Divorce, Wills, Power of Attorneys, General Contracts and Agreements

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32. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Organized successful educational seminars and conferences, including preparation of agendas and PowerPoint presentations, and arranged set-up of audio/visual equipment.
  • Distributed and created Word and PowerPoint reports of violations and recommendations to senior management for response and corrective action.
  • Created and delivered weekly MS PowerPoint presentations and accompanying reports to the managing lawyer on congressional immigration reform.
  • Developed innovative PowerPoint presentation used by the Office of Admissions to market executive support programs to potential clients.
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations, analyzing data, and editing documents of a confidential nature under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated elevated understanding of computer systems including Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and maintained company personnel policies and confidential employment records.
  • Created training PowerPoint Presentations, databases and spreadsheets that improved inventory management and reporting accuracy.
  • Produced and formatted PowerPoint presentations demonstrating creativity and competency around content and visual appeal.
  • Organized event coordination for partners including presentations and CRE seminars using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Maintained docketing calendar and prepared PowerPoint presentations for the Insurance Environmental Litigation Department.
  • Developed innovative PowerPoint presentation used by the Board of Directors in quarterly meetings.
  • Maintained, edited and updated PowerPoint presentations and related materials for legal seminars.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations for shareholders regarding utility easements and property land use.
  • Prepared materials and PowerPoint presentations and arranged classroom for legal seminars/job training.
  • Handled all attorney projects such as creating PowerPoint presentations and formatting documents.
  • Created ads for firm using Microsoft Publisher and produced various PowerPoint presentations.
  • Performed the executive operations by creating PowerPoint presentations for bi-weekly seminars.
  • Created and designed extensive production of PowerPoint presentations for professional seminars.
  • Presented findings to executive management via executive summary and PowerPoint presentation.

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33. Client Meetings

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Here's how Client Meetings is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Scheduled and coordinated independent medical examinations, depositions, site inspections and attorney-client meetings associated with litigation in state court.
  • Served as interpreter during consultations and attorney-client meetings; translated birth certificates, marriage certificates, and other documents.
  • Represented local businesses in general corporate matters, including drafting of corporate documents and participating in client meetings.
  • Prepare attorneys for hearings, depositions and client meetings, including independently organizing necessary materials in advance.
  • Established and maintained busy attorney practice calendars, including coordinating depositions, court appearances and client meetings.
  • Coordinated office functions including court calendar management, scheduling of client meetings, and deposition proceedings.
  • Helped attorneys prepare for client meetings by researching relevant information pertaining to respective cases.
  • Enhanced attorney effectiveness by preparing and organizing needed documents for court and client meetings.
  • Schedule and coordinate independent medical examinations, depositions, witness/client meetings, etc.
  • Scheduled and coordinated important client meetings, depositions and all trial management calendars.
  • Managed attorney's calendars including departmental and client meetings and company events.
  • Scheduled depositions, medical evaluations, attorney/client meetings, conferences and hearings.
  • Provided bilingual interpretation services for prospective and existing client meetings.
  • Attended client meetings and supervised execution of estate planning documents.
  • Attended client meetings and consultations and efficiently recorded meeting minutes.
  • Attended related client meetings and participated in document signings.
  • Provide confidential support of attorney/client meetings and court preparation.
  • Coordinated in-house client meetings, depositions and attorney conferences.
  • Arrange and coordinate attorney/client meetings and telephone conferences.
  • Translated testimonies, depositions and interpreted attorney-client meetings.

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34. Client Billing

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Here's how Client Billing is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Collaborate with finance personnel and senior partners in different areas to ensure timely dissemination and release of client billing information.
  • Worked closely with accounting and firm administrative personnel regarding confidential client billing and internal human resource issues.
  • Produced legal documents, managed timekeeping and client billing for business litigation and corporate senior partners.
  • Performed litigation legal secretarial and administrative duties which included client billing and contact with clients.
  • Prepared client billing statements * Greeted clients * Prepared court documents including bankruptcy petitions
  • Managed client billing including expense documentation and electronic submission through LEDES.
  • Developed and implemented formalized client billing system.
  • Conducted financial transactions including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, client billing, payroll and state and federal tax reports.
  • Handled client billing which required inputting time sheets, printing and mailing client statements, and monitoring for receipt of payment.
  • Provide administrative assistance and interact with the accounting personnel regarding partner invoices, travel plans and responding to client billing questions.
  • Served as a Legal Assistant in the Law Department at Hertz Corporation with responsibility for client billing and legal subscription.
  • Maintain filing system, keep pleading book updated; enter attorney time, process client billing and relieve receptionist.
  • Prepared client billing; trusted with receiving and filing payments and use of petty cash and firm credit cards.
  • Drafted and Legal Documents such as; Agreements, Articles of Organization, Royalty and Record Deals Handled client billing
  • Assisted in the implementation of a new client billing system to assure that times entries were more accurately maintained.
  • Conducted legal research and prepared divorce summonses, injunctions, and created a tracking system for client billing.
  • Managed a one-attorney office including supervising two other employees, payroll, light bookkeeping, and client billing.
  • Performed monthly client billing through the Tabs program, scheduling, various office duties, and computer management.
  • Create detailed reports that assist in client billing and accounting; monitor daily and close accounts as needed.
  • Initiated follow-ups and solutions to all client billing requests, including payment inquiries, estimates and firm policies.

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35. Conference Calls

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Here's how Conference Calls is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Organized and maintained two complex calendars including; scheduling conference calls and meetings internally and externally maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Provide high-level administrative support including client relations, report preparation, scheduling meetings, and arranging conference calls.
  • Coordinated legal meetings/conference calls with client and auto insurances as well as departmental meetings/conference calls and calendars.
  • Scheduled and coordinated conference calls, meetings, conference room reservations and international and domestic travel arrangements.
  • Scheduled conference calls necessary for depositions when clients/witness were unavailable to appear at hearings.
  • Arranged and administered conference calls, maintained appointment and travel calendars for General Counsel.
  • Coordinate and participate in conference calls to effectively provide clients with pertinent immigration strategies.
  • Coordinated conference calls and depositions; provided destination management and established travel itineraries.
  • Coordinated internal office operations, travel, individual and departmental meetings/conference calls.
  • Scheduled travel arrangements, conference calls, depositions and other necessary meetings.
  • Scheduled ground transportation for lawyers and visitors and coordinated daily conference calls.
  • Completed clerical functions such as preparing correspondence and scheduled conference calls.
  • Translated documents and interpreted during meetings and conference calls and depositions.
  • Scheduled meetings, coordinate travel accommodations and arranged conference calls.
  • Coordinated communication among senior staff through meeting and conference calls.
  • Coordinated and arranged Legal Council's domestic/international conference calls.
  • Participated in company strategy briefings via conference calls.
  • Answered department telephones and arranged conference calls.
  • Scheduled meetings/conference calls utilizing MS Outlook.
  • Transcribed dictation and arranged conference calls.

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36. Client Information

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Here's how Client Information is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Maintain a client management database to organize important, detailed case information and manage files with sensitive and confidential client information.
  • Created and maintained extensive informational databases containing client information, medical reports, attorney correspondence, and law enforcement correspondence.
  • Input client information into data system, updated client information and questioned potential clients based on contract qualifications.
  • Assisted in compiling a comprehensive data storage program and organized client information into simplified databases.
  • Handle confidential client information with discretion and maintain thoroughness and accuracy with all document management.
  • Exercised caution in handling sensitive client information and upheld confidentiality throughout all aspects of work.
  • Acted as an intermediary to other law firms to communicate availability and client information.
  • Requested client information, organized client information and case files, maintained client confidentiality.
  • Verified client information for accuracy and completeness and created legal documents from information provided.
  • Provided customer service by receiving and recording client information concerning cases or mortgages.
  • Maintain records and develop ways of retaining accuracy and accessibility of client information.
  • Entered all pertinent client information into electronic file database and case management software.
  • Assisted various departments with preparing packages and updating client information in the database
  • Controlled confidential client information and conducted client assessments for the attorney.
  • Utilized electronic database to enter 50-60 confidential client information and cases.
  • Researched and consolidated information on cases and updated specific client information.
  • Maintain integrity of company data systems by entering confidential client information.
  • Summarized client information and assisted attorneys in providing legal advice.
  • Developed and maintained databases of client information and legal documents.
  • Updated confidential client information in case management software as required.

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37. Client Interviews

low Demand
Here's how Client Interviews is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted client interviews, maintained general contact with clients, located witnesses, conducted investigations, statistical and documentary research.
  • Attended initial client interviews and obtained related releases and requested documents in connection with wrongful death and personal injury actions.
  • Synthesized information provided by client interviews into premises for main arguments and assembled documents and certificates to compose petitions.
  • Managed large discovery projects including client interviews, background investigation, accident scene photography, and witness preparation.
  • Drafted correspondence and attended client interviews, Trustee hearing, assumed responsibility for scheduling and case- management.
  • Performed client interviews to respond to discovery requests and ensured that all necessary information was obtained.
  • Participated in client interviews, and facilitated communication and coordination between client and staff attorneys.
  • Conducted client interviews and established solid rapport, providing timely service and discretion.
  • Scheduled client interviews; organized and analyzed information; cross-checked and validated information.
  • Provide administrative support to Co-Clinic Directors and assist with scheduled client interviews.
  • Conducted initial client interviews; assisted in case investigations and trial preparation.
  • Assisted attorneys in the preparation of several depositions and performed client interviews.
  • Preformed client interviews for all discovery issues and prepared discovery documents.
  • Conducted client interviews and ensured open communication between clients and attorneys.
  • Arranged client interviews and witness depositions, conducted case fact-finding investigation.
  • Conducted initial client interviews and summarized information gathered for attorney review.
  • Assisted attorney in collecting information during client interviews and depositions.
  • Conducted initial client interviews for personal injury and estate planning.
  • Conducted client interviews and maintained general contact concerning status and function
  • Performed new client interviews, advised attorney of pertinent information.

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38. Client Appointments

low Demand
Here's how Client Appointments is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Scheduled client appointments, depositions, independent medical examinations and drafted the corresponding confirmation letters to the appropriate parties.
  • Maintain attorney's calendar and coordinate client appointments, interviews, recorded statements, examinations and telephonic conferences.
  • Maintained attorney calendar including scheduling and organizing depositions, meetings, conference calls and client appointments.
  • Managed attorney calendar by scheduling client appointments, monitoring appearance dates, pleadings and filing requirements.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal skills, scheduling client appointments and organizing the necessary documentation.
  • Scheduled and organized client appointments and arranged complex international travel arrangements.
  • Responded to interrogatories, scheduled client appointments and drafted correspondences.
  • Scheduled client appointments and coordinated travel arrangements for attorneys.
  • Coordinate client appointments and business travel arrangements.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements, scheduled client appointments.
  • Scheduled client appointments and medical appointments.
  • Handled client appointments and conducted consultations.
  • Scheduled client appointments and depositions.
  • Sorted scheduling of new client appointments and important court and legal dates for clients, interviews, master hearings, etc.
  • Schedule client appointments, draft and type memos, Organize case files, photocopying correspondence, faxing, scanning, e-mailing.
  • Organized office and created detailed internal mail and filing systems, and assured attorney litigation dockets and client appointments were current.
  • Answered incoming calls, scheduled client appointments, composed letters, assisted with preparation of presentations to clients and financial companies.
  • Scheduled and maintained calendar for three litigation attorneys including client appointments, trials, court hearings, mediation, and depositions.
  • Scheduled client appointments, answering calls, taking notes during legal meetings and maintaining the firm's legal research references.
  • Maintained schedule for solo practitioner, including all appearances, client appointments, depositions, independent medical examinations, etc.

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39. Pleadings

low Demand
Here's how Pleadings is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Probate administration including drafting of probate related pleadings and preparation of probate petitions as well as assisting with trust administration.
  • Assisted attorney in obtaining and producing relevant discovery materials and review of Pleadings and Motions.
  • General office management * Scheduling hearings and client meetings * Preparing pleadings and correspondence
  • Prepared and edit documents and pleadings primarily in defense litigation.
  • Prepared legal pleadings and correspondence under attorney supervision.
  • Maintained pleadings binders and litigation calendar.
  • Maintained all discovery pleadings and documents.
  • Prepared legal pleadings and correspondence.
  • Investigate each case of child abuse and neglect by utilizing Odyssey, court reports, discovery, pleadings and unity notes.
  • Maintained regular intervals and drafting legal case files by filing daily discovery in pleadings, correspondence, legal research and briefs.
  • Supported case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; prepare pleadings; monitor and obtain discovery responses.
  • Sourced and Aggregated Complex Data to prepare executive/board reports, correspondence, case files, pleadings, discoveries, and summaries.
  • Edited, reviewed, and drafted pleadings, including complaints and motions as well as requests for and answers to discovery.
  • Prepared legal correspondence of all kind such as documents, briefs, contracts, agreements, pleadings, and court papers.
  • Draft, e-file, and service legal pleadings in the family law area, including petitions, notices, and motions.
  • Updated firm database with current client pleadings and correspondence, legal research and pro bono work taken on by the firm.
  • Answered phones, Filed papers, Sent bills and invoices to clients, transcription, scheduling, preparation of pleadings and discovery
  • Performed Law & Motion including the drafting of pleadings including such as Motions to Compel, and Certificates of Merit.
  • Maintain accurate and concise records including but not limited to client contact, pleadings, appeals, and hearing preparation.
  • File pleadings via legal messenger, in person or electronically (ECF) at Superior, District and Supreme Courts.

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40. Administrative Tasks

low Demand
Here's how Administrative Tasks is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Perform administrative tasks such as filing, developing spreadsheets, faxing reports, photocopying collateral and scanning documents for inter-departmental use.
  • Manage and organize attorney calendars and other administrative tasks, including entering attorney time and assisting attorneys with managing their schedule.
  • Handled general office and administrative tasks with increasing responsibility such as preparing option pick-up notices for actors and production staff.
  • Managed all administrative tasks for attorney who specialized in medical malpractice, personal injury litigation, matrimonial and criminal.
  • Performed an array of administrative tasks and researched immigration appeals * Interviewed detained immigrants to determine eligibility for legal representation
  • Managed all administrative tasks for Senior Partner regarding personal injury, worker's compensation and medical malpractice areas.
  • Perform legal administrative tasks in a virtual environment with emphasis on legal/law enforcement transcription and legal proofreading services.
  • Performed administrative tasks necessary to facilitate the day-to-day operations of the firm including filing, copying and organizing.
  • Organized documents and executed various research assignments -Data collection and input as well as miscellaneous administrative tasks.
  • Performed variety of administrative tasks including filing, records management and answering phones.
  • Performed broad range of paralegal and administrative tasks for personal injury legal practice.
  • Assisted attorneys in the capacity of a temporary assignment employee performing administrative tasks.
  • Processed client information for bankruptcy/SSD attorney's office, supporting office through administrative tasks
  • Performed administrative tasks including scanning documents and closing litigation files for storage.
  • Support three lawyers by performing administrative tasks that improve organization and productivity.
  • Performed a variety of administrative tasks and specialized in client financial records
  • Performed other administrative tasks as needed, to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Performed administrative tasks that improved productivity, efficiency, and organization.
  • Assist Legal Managers with administrative tasks within the Legal Management Department.
  • Facilitate partner performance by anticipating and attending to administrative tasks.

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41. Word Processing

low Demand
Here's how Word Processing is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Provided legal secretarial/administrative and word processing support to Corporate and Document Production Departments and Senior Associate in Litigation Department.
  • Completed extensive word processing/transcription for contracts and pleadings requiring keen accuracy and attention to detail including legal descriptions.
  • Produced extremely fast, accurate word processing using excellent grammatical, spelling and drafting ability.
  • Performed word processing of extremely technical patent specifications and prosecution documents, ensuring accurate filings.
  • Assist with word processing of preliminary drafts of employment-related agreements and commercial agreements.
  • Maintained computerized legal research databases along with various word processing applications.
  • Provide word processing support for general and external client related communications.
  • Performed routine and advanced word processing functions with above-average efficiency.
  • Transcribed dictation, word processing and composed routine correspondence.
  • Provide advanced skills in word processing and presentation preparation.
  • Performed administrative, word processing and clerical support.
  • Worked in litigation department and word processing department.
  • Worked in word processing department during tobacco litigation.
  • Performed word processing and proofreading of office correspondences.
  • Included heavy word processing and daily transcription/proofreading.
  • Performed all computer and word processing related tasks
  • Prepared spreadsheets and other forms, answered telephones, greeted visitors, word processing, copying, faxing, and mailing.
  • Prepare memos, letters, spreadsheets, reports and other documents using word processing, spreadsheet, database and/or presentation software.
  • Prepare letters, spreadsheets, legal documents, contracts, and presentations using word processing, database, and transcription functions.
  • Answer phone calls, word processing, scanning, faxing, copying, mailing, filing, and general computer work.

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42. Quickbooks

low Demand
Here's how Quickbooks is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Redesigned office practices and procedures to eliminate redundancy and improve efficiency, including transitioning billing application from TimeMatters to QuickBooks.
  • Recommended and integrated QuickBooks Premier Software into an existing client trust account which increased time efficiency and organization.
  • Generate financial reports monthly using QuickBooks.
  • Manage all email (Outlook/Lotus Notes), calendar, phones and travel arrangements and expense processing including all QuickBooks entries.
  • Generate daily invoices in QuickBooks to ensure timely payments; collect and enter payments to appropriate accounts to ensure proper funding.
  • Work with QuickBooks, creating invoices, taking payments, recurring payments, pay office monthly and quarterly bills.
  • Manage QuickBooks, reconcile monthly bank statements, and keep track of deposits to Operating and Trust Accounts.
  • Used QuickBooks to reconcile bank statements, expenses and travel and used Time slips for billing of clients.
  • Update and maintain company files and confidential client information in QuickBooks and attorney time billing software, Tabs3.
  • Work directly with management to discuss any errors or discrepancies as well as provided special reports using QuickBooks.
  • Provide Accounts payable /receivable, Bookkeeping and Payroll in QuickBooks for the company's business responsibilities and employees.
  • Created client invoices at the beginning of each month using QuickBooks and mailed them to the clients.
  • Provided necessary pricing adjustments, cut checks for key vendors, maintained QuickBooks, and reconciled accounts.
  • Assist with the firm's accounting needs through QuickBooks (i.e., accounts receivable/payable, etc.)
  • Assisted in various administrative duties, including inputting and maintaining client accounts and billing on QuickBooks.
  • Enter accounts payable and accounts receivables into One Write Plus until conversion to QuickBooks Pro.
  • Export data from QuickBooks to Excel spreadsheets for manipulation and formatting to review with owner.
  • General office bookkeeping, including processing of accounts payable and issuing checks via QuickBooks software.
  • Scheduled and paid client filing fees to the Trustee and posted to QuickBooks once paid.
  • Tracked expenses within QuickBooks, Rocket Matter and the DC Superior Court Web Voucher System.

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43. High Volume

low Demand
Here's how High Volume is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Accomplished accurate and timely high volume dictation transcription requiring proofreading and sending without attorney review.
  • Maintained and organized high volume of legal documents and consistently monitored incoming and outgoing emails.
  • Processed a high volume of non-judicial residential foreclosures while maintaining all state mandated regulations.
  • Provide general administrative and clerical assistance in high volume and fast paced Legal Department.
  • Processed high volumes of documentation within company guidelines to ensure accurate and rapid completion.
  • Utilize Microsoft Outlook to administer itineraries and respond to high volume official correspondence.
  • Provide support for paralegals/attorneys with high volume caseload regarding judicial foreclosures.
  • Conduct initial review of a high volume of foreclosure litigation documents.
  • Perform advanced-level administrative support for high volume Creditor bankruptcy practice.
  • Manage high volumes of personally identifiable information daily.
  • Serve as primary attorney support and overseer of document and agreement preparation for high volume estate planning and real estate business.
  • Handled high volume of calls and entered thorough notes into our system to ensure Paralegal was up to date on case.
  • Assist with a high volume of calls and resolving issues back up coverage for staff vacations and handle all incoming mail.
  • Provide assistance to attorneys to process and resolve foreclosure cases in the Attorney Support department in high volume foreclosure law firm.
  • Created, organized, maintained, and retrieved high volume files pertaining to the insolvency and restructuring and health care departments.
  • Provided office support by meeting with clients, filing, photocopying, making appointments and answering a high volume of phone calls
  • Conducted all aspects of day-to-day handling of a high volume of criminal defense cases as well as civil traffic infractions.
  • Assist sole practitioner in general practice involving high volume of clients, enabling attorney to focus on resolution of cases.
  • Completed secretarial tasks in a very high volume office including information gathering, scheduling, documentation, telephone, etc.
  • Helped coordinate any functions that had anything to do with the school and handled a very high volume office area.

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44. Scheduling Depositions

low Demand
Here's how Scheduling Depositions is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with developing cases by scheduling depositions, preparing and forwarding subpoenas, and preparing discovery requests.
  • Assisted managing partners with case development by scheduling depositions, generating status reports and submitting discovery requests.
  • Coordinated multifaceted office functions including calendar management, billable time, scheduling depositions and retaining expert witnesses.
  • Experience in drafting complaints, answering and propounding discovery, scheduling depositions and maintaining attorney calendar.
  • Coordinate multifaceted office functions encompassing attorney and court calendar management, coordinating and scheduling depositions.
  • Develop cases by scheduling depositions, locating experts and preparing clients for discovery procedures.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships, addressing inquiries, prepare correspondence, and scheduling depositions.
  • Interacted with counsel in scheduling depositions and inspections re construction defect litigation issues.
  • Maintained calendars and diary system, including scheduling depositions and managing appointments.
  • Manage attorney calendaring, scheduling depositions/court reporter and maintain case files.
  • Maintained attorney's calendars to include scheduling depositions conference.
  • Provided assistance with scheduling depositions.
  • Develop cases by maintaining contact with those involved, scheduling depositions, preparing and forwarding pleadings, discovery requests, etc.
  • Directed and coordinated law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas, filing of motions, locating witnesses, scheduling depositions.
  • Support two prosecutors performing legal research, case preparation, victim contact, scheduling depositions and performing various legal office duties.
  • Managed the calendar of two attorneys by scheduling depositions and teleconferences; docketed key dates and deadlines from the daily mail.
  • Experience in scheduling depositions and various kinds of doctor appointments, translation services and transportation (air and ground).
  • Keep cases and files organized, monitoring calendars, scheduling depositions and maintain contact with client regarding case progress.
  • Manage Calendar Department including scheduling depositions and meetings, confirm court appearances, obtain adjournments and file court documents.
  • Develop cases by scheduling depositions, preparing and forwarding citations and subpoenas, drafting petitions, motions and discovery.

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45. Client Files

low Demand
Here's how Client Files is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted attorneys by reviewing client files and gathering all needed information in order to provide excellent representation.
  • Communicated with insurance companies and medical providers to keep client files properly updated.
  • Maintained client files and accurately prepared legal documents.
  • Maintained accurate up-to-date confidential client files.
  • Maintained updated organized client files.
  • Reviewed client files, prepared a detailed written analysis of treatment, liability and damages for use in negotiation of claims.
  • Used scanner to upload documents to client files by categorizing documents and saving it in corresponding tab of the client file.
  • Updated standard operating procedures to create new client files; itemize bills and process invoices; create and organize client files.
  • Maintained client files; drafted routine correspondence; typed from dictation; and carried out other administrative duties as required.
  • Schedule consultations, send out continuance letters, setup new client files for traffic violations and handle scheduled payments for services
  • Organized and maintained legal files from case documents to ensure complete and easy access of updated client files to attorneys.
  • Maintain calendar for all client files so as not to miss important deadlines set forth by the court system.
  • Assisted criminal defense attorney by setting up private practice law firm, organizing client files and preparing marketing plan.
  • Open, organize and maintain all client files; send out invoices by the company, or specific attorney.
  • Managed Attorneys schedules, calendars, court dates, client files, medical records, and appointments daily.
  • Compiled and monitored client files, digests, and other relevant documents for attorney review and case preparation.
  • Organized, maintained and scanned client files up-to-date; furnished requested information and retrieved existing and closed files.
  • Reviewed client files to insure the files contain final documents and are ready to be closed.
  • Prepared, processed, and managed client files that included extensive paperwork documentations and electronic files.
  • Prepared invoices, drafted pleadings and correspondence, maintained client files, and performed data entry.

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46. Demand Letters

low Demand
Here's how Demand Letters is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared mandatory settlement conference statements, personal injury demand letters, interrogatories, deposition summaries and various other legal documents.
  • Assist partner in personal injury and property damage claims including drafting demand letters and negotiating settlements with insurance companies.
  • Draft demand letters concerning unauthorized performances of copyrighted works and copyright infringement cease and desist letters.
  • Researched and prepared demand letters for third-party insurance companies related to personal injury matters.
  • Delivered effective demand letters in an efficient and thorough fashion as an independent contractor.
  • Created and maintained a paper and electronic litigation database, prepared demand letters.
  • Prepared files for demand letters and litigation related to personal injury matters.
  • Draft demand letters including medical and legal analysis for settlement negotiations.
  • Prepared general correspondence including demand letters, typing and proofreading documents.
  • Prepared demand letters and legal correspondence, general administration and follow-up.
  • Draft representation letter, demand letters and other legal documents necessary.
  • Interviewed personal injury clients and created personal injury demand letters.
  • Utilized writing/ proofing/editing skills for negotiation and demand letters.
  • Organized materials for demand letters to opposing adjusters.
  • Reviewed medical records in preparation for demand letters.
  • Prepared foreclosure documentation from demand letters through sale.
  • Drafted settlement demand letters to insurance company.
  • Demand letters, court doc preparation, Created and maintained case-specific databases, spreadsheets, document coding, and legal research.
  • Drafted legal documents including but not limited to: contracts, licenses, and demand letters, and copyright and trademark.
  • Write thorough, detailed demand letters to insurance companies containing all injury related reports, records, photos, and correspondence.

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47. Pacer

low Demand
Here's how Pacer is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared bankruptcy document productions for trustees and file court documents electronically on PACER electronic filing system.
  • Organized and prioritized the case loads/Electronically filed documents using Electronic Records Express and Pacer.
  • Utilized Pacer to research public records
  • Performed litigation and background research on perspective clients of S&P for analysts using PACER, WestLaw, and LexisNexis.
  • Monitor all files through PACER/RACER system from time of receipt of file through the completion and closure of the Bankruptcy case.
  • Order Trustee Deed, perform PACER Check and run a conflict check to confirm there are no related files in FTS.
  • Review pacer reports for bankruptcy filing information and seek approval from clients to represent them in Motion for Relief of Stay.
  • Utilized Adobe Professional, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Pacer, ProLaw, and multiple database and dictation programs.
  • Check status of civil suits and judgments affecting title, as well as PACER website for possible bankruptcy information.
  • Process SCRA to see if borrowers are active in the military and Pacers to see if borrowers claimed bankruptcy.
  • Filed various documents in both state and federal court, and familiar with both PACER and ECF filing systems.
  • Draft and prepare pleadings for filing by mail and online e-file for Metro Courts (CaseFileXpress, Pacer).
  • Assisted with deposition and trial preparation using Lexis Advanced, PACER, and New York State Courts Electronic Filing.
  • Researched electronic case information on Pacer; filed electronic/paper pleadings, proposed orders, proof of claims, etc.
  • Learned different computer systems software including Pacer, Daybreak, Access, and Microsoft Outlook to complete job duties effectively
  • Route all legal document filings; Pacer, e-filing, state court (Lexis-Nexis) and the Appellate courts.
  • Researched on the behalf of attorneys and clients using databases such as: LexisNexis, PACER, WestLaw.
  • Review Pacer and SCRAS to ascertain whether a defendant has a pending bankruptcy and/or enlistment in the military.
  • Experience in Lexis Nexis/Pacer/and U.S. District, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Bankruptcy and Tax Court filings.
  • Manage filed cases and claims with Bankruptcy court through Pacer, and prepare clients for initial intake interview.

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48. Document Preparation

low Demand
Here's how Document Preparation is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Completed complex document preparation including IDS and sequence listing preparation and quality control, engagement letters, and opening new clients/matters.
  • Assisted clients with immigration document preparation and prepared client intake documentation, including translating for Spanish-speaking individuals to ensure accuracy.
  • Performed general office duties and special projects including answering telephones, correspondence and legal document preparation and light accounting work.
  • Maintained full accountability for all Rome Family Court case files with specific responsibility for document preparation and court relations.
  • Perform a variety of tasks including correspondence and document preparation, file organization, scheduling, calendaring and transcription.
  • Completed legal document preparation and maintenance including federal and state inheritance, gift tax returns and estate planning documents.
  • Introduced process improvements that enhanced productivity of court document preparation, including motions, notices, and amended defaults
  • Worked in document preparation and management, composing routine and non-routine correspondence from limited information with guidance.
  • Recruited to support litigation, correspondence, scheduling, document preparation, and database management functions.
  • Contracted with Women's Services agencies to provide document preparation assistance to low-income battered women.
  • Supported Estate Planning Department with document preparation and review, business development and marketing ventures.
  • Document preparation and redlining required as well as excellent word processing and detailed proofreading skills.
  • Assisted two attorneys in document preparation for various personal injury and property dispute matters.
  • Assisted staff counsel in all aspects of litigation management including document preparation and support.
  • Assisted paralegals and attorneys with various legal duties including legal research and document preparation.
  • Supported litigation paralegals with document preparation for trial use, performed general administration duties.
  • Assisted multiple attorneys with document preparation; interviewing clients; investigation; courtroom assistance.
  • Assisted attorneys in a complex litigation matter with document preparation and records maintenance.
  • Managed full-cycle legal process including legal document preparation, pleadings and discovery.
  • Contributed to attaining greater settlements through meticulous research and timely document preparation.

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49. Document Production

low Demand
Here's how Document Production is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared document productions, simple motions to compel and supportive declarations; summarized interrogatory responses and medical records for case reports.
  • Gathered and prepared documents for binders/notebooks for depositions, arbitration, hearings/trial; managed incoming document production mostly for litigation purposes.
  • Assisted with document production in preparation for mediation/settlement conferences, this included preparing various spreadsheets to assist in settlement negotiations.
  • Assisted in major antitrust case; reviewed and analyzed documents for preparation of depositions and traveled extensively for document production.
  • Analyze, review and organize privileged documents and data from materials produced during - Discovery and prepare/coordinate document production.
  • Assisted litigation attorneys in their caseload management by preparing, organizing and facilitating document production through the litigation process.
  • Position required constant communication with the attorneys, complex calendar scheduling and intensive document production and management.
  • Coordinated document productions, obtained, examined, identified and analyzed records and documents for attorney review.
  • Managed and processed large document productions, responsibilities included organizing, indexing and summarizing for user-defined database.
  • Collaborate with attorneys and paralegals concerning the setup of document production, enabling easy access to information.
  • Managed document production with various internal departments for response to DCAA investigations and third party subpoenas.
  • Organize and coordinate document production and perform daily maintenance of client litigation and discovery files.
  • Work with Personal Injury attorney to gather and organize document productions relative to discovery requests.
  • Service of discovery requests and responses and correspondence; coordinated document production loading in database.
  • Experienced with large document production involving asbestos litigation, scheduled depositions, meetings and inspections.
  • Provided secretarial, administrative and document production support to attorneys within the Community Association Practice.
  • Produced documents using advanced desktop tools; handled document production according to priority and deadlines.
  • Trained and supervised project assistants and temporary assistants during arbitration preparation and document production.
  • Assist with discovery responses including organization, date stamping document productions and privilege logs.
  • Managed document productions; reviewed client medical records and prepared medical summaries for attorney.

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50. Dictaphone

low Demand
Here's how Dictaphone is used in Legal Assistant jobs:
  • Typed lengthy correspondence and documents via digital Dictaphone Pertaining to real estate transactions and foreclosure matters.
  • Direct Steno dictation and Dictaphone dictation of all professional correspondence, pleadings and shareholders/stock purchase agreements.
  • Managed accounts payable/receivable, transcription (Dictaphone), and coordinated travel itinerary.
  • Transcribed a variety of legal documents, discovery responses and correspondence via Dictaphone.
  • Managed correspondence, and prepared legal documents using a computer and Dictaphone.
  • Transitioned Dictaphone recordings to hard file form in preparation for current depositions.
  • Prepared legal correspondence and used Dictaphone equipment on a daily basis.
  • Draft and revise various legal documents and correspondences via dictation/Dictaphone.
  • Executed Dictaphone transcription, document production and file management.
  • Prepared all correspondence via handwritten and Dictaphone.
  • Revise and format documents; heavy Dictaphone transcription
  • Performed daily legal transcription using a Dictaphone.
  • Transcribed correspondence from Dictaphone and handwritten notes.
  • Transcribed dictation using a Dictaphone machine daily.
  • Assisted with retyping depositions using Dictaphone.
  • Typed in documentation from Dictaphone machine.
  • Utilized Dictaphone and prepared necessary correspondence.
  • Transcribe Attorney correspondence via Dictaphone.
  • Transcribed confidential documents from Dictaphone.
  • Transcribed documents from Dictaphone machine.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Legal Assistant

Legal Documents40.9%
Court Hearings7.3%
Trial Preparation7%
Real Estate5.8%
Counsel4.6%
Personal Injury Cases3.8%
Medical Records3.3%
Bankruptcy2.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Legal Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
33.4%
33.4%
2
2
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
6%
6%
3
3
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
5.7%
5.7%
4
4
Real Estate
Real Estate
4.8%
4.8%
5
5
Counsel
Counsel
3.7%
3.7%
6
6
Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Cases
3.1%
3.1%
7
7
Medical Records
Medical Records
2.7%
2.7%
8
8
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
2.4%
2.4%
9
9
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
2.2%
2.2%
10
10
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
2%
2%
11
11
Travel Arrangements
Travel Arrangements
1.9%
1.9%
12
12
Family Law
Family Law
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
Affidavits
Affidavits
1.8%
1.8%
14
14
Office Supplies
Office Supplies
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Attorney Calendar
Attorney Calendar
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
Data Entry
Data Entry
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Law Firm
Law Firm
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
1%
1%
21
21
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
1%
1%
22
22
Expense Reports
Expense Reports
1%
1%
23
23
Telephone Calls
Telephone Calls
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Client Contact
Client Contact
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
New Clients
New Clients
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Insurance Defense
Insurance Defense
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Internet
Internet
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Social Security
Social Security
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Client Intake
Client Intake
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Notary
Notary
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Client Meetings
Client Meetings
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Client Billing
Client Billing
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Conference Calls
Conference Calls
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Client Information
Client Information
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Client Interviews
Client Interviews
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Client Appointments
Client Appointments
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Pleadings
Pleadings
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Administrative Tasks
Administrative Tasks
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Word Processing
Word Processing
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Quickbooks
Quickbooks
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
High Volume
High Volume
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Scheduling Depositions
Scheduling Depositions
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Client Files
Client Files
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Demand Letters
Demand Letters
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Pacer
Pacer
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Document Preparation
Document Preparation
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Document Production
Document Production
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Dictaphone
Dictaphone
0.4%
0.4%

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