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Legal Assistant – Real Estate, Corporate & Tax Practice Group

Jones Foster is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to join our Palm Beach office. This front office position requires daily interaction with attorneys and clients, and directly supports attorneys in our Real Estate and Corporate & Tax practice groups. The ideal candidate is an organized, detail-oriented administrative professional who possesses excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced legal environment.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Answering the telephone and greeting visitors.
  • Transcribing dictation.
  • Establishing and maintaining paper and electronic files in compliance with current firm policies utilizing the Firm’s document management system.
  • Drafting legal documents including pleadings, motions, affidavits; files motions and pleadings.
  • Providing assistance to attorneys and staff whenever necessary to meet Firm and client needs.
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Understanding of legal language and principles, research methods, court pleadings and processes
  • Ability to perform tasks utilizing legal office software such as document management
  • Full proficiency with advanced, multifunction word processing software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Type 60 words per minute
  • Experience in Perfectlaw is a plus

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 + years of experience in a legal environment or law firm

Jones Foster provides a team-oriented working environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. This is a 40-hour per week position. Submit resume and salary requirements to Tami Segal, Human Resources Manager at tsegal@jonesfoster.com.

Legal Word Processor

We are seeking a full-time Legal Word Processor to work in our West Palm Beach office. This position requires interaction on a daily basis with attorneys, secretaries, and other members of the support team. Individual must be detail-oriented as well as have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to learn new applications. This position requires a team player that possesses a patient and helpful demeanor.

The responsibilities include:

• Produce, edit, and format intermediate and complex legal documents
• Check, proofread and correct own and others word processing output
• Other duties as assigned or needed

The requirements are:

• High School Diploma
• Type 60 words a minute
• Minimum 3+ years of experience in a legal environment or law firm
• Full proficiency with advanced, multi-function word processing software including Microsoft Office Suite
   (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access)
• Microsoft Office certification preferred
• Ability to use MS Word to create TOC and TOA
• Ability to perform tasks utilizing legal office software such as document management
• Organized, detailed oriented, and able to work independently to complete assignments

Jones Foster provides a team-oriented working environment with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Submit resume and salary requirements in confidence to Tami Segal, Human Resources Manager at tsegal@jonesfoster.com.