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Legal Assistant-paralegal

Company: Rossen Law Firm
Location: Pembroke Pines
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Job Description:

Rossen Law Firm is a growing criminal defense law firm in Fort Lauderdale that provides a meaningful and compassionate defense to each of our clients. We love helping good people when something bad happens. Our legal team is committed to producing outstanding results and building relationships with our clients.

You will be part of a thriving dream team comprised of the most passionate criminal defense attorneys and will be deeply involved in our commitment to providing our clients with the respect, understanding, and compassion that they deserve. We like to work hard but also have fun.

About the Role
We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join a team devoted to providing the best criminal defense legal services to our South Florida community. The Legal Assistant's primary responsibility is to complete project work as assigned. This involves anticipating project needs, managing workload, and producing the highest quality work in a timely manner. We are looking for someone with strong project ownership, legal knowledge, and communication skills who thrives when working in a fast-paced collaborative team environment.

We Take Care of Our People

--- Completive pay based on your experience and background
--- 75 % if a Gold Plan Health coverage is paid by the firm.
--- A generous number of vacation days each year including court holidays.
--- 401(k) with a guaranteed employer contribution of 7.5% regardless of employee contributionRossen Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.Compensation: $15-$25 per hour plus bonuses, health insurance, 401k, and paid vacation days.

All applications will be confidential.

--- Prepare, review and edit a wide range of legal documents and correspondence of a confidential nature, and ensure high quality, accuracy, and comprehensiveness
--- Open and close files in a timely fashion
--- Maintain the attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, meetings, hearings and depositions
--- Represent your attorney by communicating and obtaining information from clients when requested; following up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to the attorney
--- Subpoena witnesses and records
--- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, set reasonable priorities, and manage time and deadline-driven workload
--- Perform duties with due diligence and a proactive approach
--- Reporting directly to your assigned attorney and anticipate their needs.
--- Participate in daily and weekly department meetings to discuss tasks and cases.

--- Associate's degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred
--- 2+ years of related experience providing project support in a professional services firm
--- Experience in criminal law is preferred but not required.
--- Above average proficiency in Microsoft and Google applications and Case Management Software
--- Strong customer service skills
--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
--- An organized approach to multitasking in a high activity environment
--- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
--- A self-starter who is reliable, resourceful, and detail-oriented
--- An action-taker who is ready to roll their sleeves up and get to work.
--- Ability to handle highly sensitive situations in a professional, confidential and courteous manner
--- Compassionate, patient, and empathetic personality

What Will Set You Apart
--- Leadership: Have the desire to take initiative and actively contribute to the team and firm
--- Time Management Skills: Know how to prioritize your work
--- Client Service: Have the mindset to provide impeccable customer service
--- Toughness: Have the work ethic and positive attitude to thrive during difficult situations.

About Company:
We are the largest Criminal and DUI defense law firm based out of Fort Lauderdale with 15 employees and have ambitious plans for growth. We also kick-butt in the courtroom and strive to give the Disney Experience to our clients. Our 600+ 5 star reviews attest to both the level of lawyering and relationships we build with our clients. P.S. It involves never using the work "criminal" - we simply don't believe in it. We stand by our motto - We're Here When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Rossen Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Rossen Law Firm, Pembroke Pines , Legal Assistant-paralegal, Legal , Pembroke Pines, Florida

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