Legal assistant - Paralegal
Rockville, MD - Full-time Contractor - $14.00 hourly
The Law Office of Maricé Morales is a solo office specialized on immigration, personal injury, criminal and traffic cases. We are currently seeking the right applicant to join our team as a Legal Assistant.
Role’s duties & responsibilities include:
You will be part of day-to-day operations of the law firm and providing support to the other legal assistant and the Attorney. Opening, organizing and maintaining case files and keeping the electronic files up to date; drafting and filing legal motions; gathering and analyzing intake information and relevant documents; following-up with investigative inquiries; maintaining contact with clients on a regular basis; preparing documents and correspondence; collecting documentation of all damages sustained such as medical records, bills and loss of income; reading and interpreting medical records and reports and summarize.
In this role, the successful candidate would be able multi-task in a dynamic work place utilizing problem solving and decision making skills.
Past legal office experience is a big plus.
The legal assistant must be able to jump into an existing caseload and move cases forward;
have a strong work ethic and be able to work well in a fast paced environment;
have great people skills as the position requires a great deal of client contact; be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
have above average computer skills and interest to modernize the practice.
Paralegal or administrative experience preferred, but not required.
Candidates with Spanish abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The position entails extensive contact with clients, attorneys, insurance adjusters, medical providers, and more.
Ability to self-teach new software in the legal tech field is a plus.
Spanish, french speaking skills are a plus big plus.
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