WSHB has an immediate opening for a skilled and experienced legal assistant in civil litigation in its Tampa, Miami or Boca Raton office. Qualified candidates must have 5-10 years of relevant experience in a legal assistant position in general liability or construction defect. This position is hybrid and will require you to come into the office. Therefore, you must live in the greater Tampa, Miami or Boca Raton areas - no exceptions.

Skills and Responsibilities:

• e-filing experience in Florida, both State and Federal court
• Familiar with civil, arbitration procedures/filings
• Maintain attorneys calendar by planning and scheduling meetings, depositions, mediations, teleconferences, and travel
• Have the ability to communicate with outside law firms to schedule depositions and other meetings as needed
• Proof and finalize correspondence, pleadings, discovery, motions, and prepare routine shell macros
• Ability to prepare and file pleading documents and discovery documents while consulting with the attorney
• Be able to open and close legal files
• Handle general correspondence between outside law firms, clients, and insurance carriers
• Heavy document management organizational skills
• Record and track deadlines through docketing and calendar system
• Assist multiple attorneys
• Trial preparation

Requirements:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to be a team player
• Excellent organizational skills including ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects
• Ability to multi-task independently
• Professional and pleasant demeanor
• Time management skills to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
• Knowledge of e-filing systems and eDockets a must
• High level of computer competency, in the complete Microsoft Office Suite; proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, iManage document file system
• Requires the ability to work 40 Hours a week M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Benefits include:

• A competitive salary package, including the potential for bonuses
• Insurance including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement plan
• PTO, sick time and paid holidays
• A flexible work from home policy
• Referral program

Please send your resume to lsmith@wshblaw.com.

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