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Junior Litigation Legal Assistant – Guild Yule LLP

Posted: July 20, 2020 Company:
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Guild Yule LLP is looking for a full-time junior Legal Assistant for our busy litigation department.  During this time we are taking every precaution to keep our employees safe and healthy and are promoting a work from home environment with occasional in-office work.  The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is fairly tech savvy and comfortable in a remote work environment, well organized and able to prioritize a high volume of tasks with an eagerness to learn. 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of correspondence, pleadings, memos, internal forms, email and other documents by transcribing dictation or otherwise
  • Communication with clients, opposing parties, their lawyers and staff; experts and other witnesses; court staff, agents and others
  • Scheduling and booking appointments, examinations for discovery, court appearances, trials and travel for lawyers and all related documentation and communication with relevant parties
  • Organizing lawyers’ calendars, managing file timeliness and maintaining bring forward systems
  • Organizing electronic and paper files including occasional scanning, copying and filing documents and relevant emails
  • Utilizing accounting software for time entry, pre-bill preparation and editing, creation of accounts and related functions
  • Preparing conflict search and file openings
  • Preparation of closed files for storage

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a Legal Administrative Assistant Program
  • 1-3 years previous legal administrative assistant experience
  • Excellent English communication and grammar skills
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Litigation experience preferred

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program
  • Challenging and supportive work from home environment
  • Strong work/life balance
  • Employee Assistance Program

Please submit your cover letter and resume to hr@guildyule.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.