Century City CA

Legal Administrative Assistant (Bankruptcy)

CM Legal

Legal Administrative Assistant

  • High school diploma is required.
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Prior litigation or bankruptcy experience is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • High attention to detail, ability to multitask in a high-paced environment, and manage deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to manage workflow and delegate projects as necessary.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically in a pressured environment.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with various levels of staff within the organization.
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively with other employees.
  • Ability to constantly learn new skills as they become necessary and adapt to using new equipment such as a computer, duplicating machines, and scanners.
  • Proficiency in navigating iManage, MS Office, InTapp and InTapp Time, 3E, and Chrome River.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support.
  • Coordinate and maintain effective office procedures and efficient workflow.
  • Comply with policies and procedures set by the Firm.
  • Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.
  • Foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation.
  • Work effectively with the LAA team within the office.
  • Provide occasional coverage to the LAA team when needed.
  • Volunteer for overflow work assignments when time permits.
  • Collaborate and work in a shared workspace.
  • Be accessible to both lawyers and other secretaries.
  • Schedule client meetings.
  • Reserve conference rooms.
  • Coordinate audiovisual equipment and food needs via CovReservations.
  • Coordinate all aspects of lawyers’ travel arrangements (domestic and international).
  • Prepare travel itineraries.
  • Monitor and process travel reimbursements in a timely manner.
  • Maintain Outlook calendar.
  • Monitor crucial due dates for lawyers as required.
  • Organize, coordinate, and communicate pertinent information with other team members.
  • Monitor lawyers’ incoming emails as directed.
  • Answer phones and direct callers as required.
  • Receive, register, and assist visitors as required.
  • Type, revise, and proofread general correspondence, memos, legal documents, reports in Excel, etc.
  • Prepare draft communication outlined by lawyer as required.
  • Ensure accuracy and clarity of all work product in a timely manner.
  • Utilize iManage document management system effectively as a central repository for all matter-related documents.
  • Establish and maintain records of documentation in searchable electronic formats.
  • File hard copy data and documents as necessary in a timely manner.
  • Retrieve information from storage as requested.
  • Send paper files to storage on a periodic basis.
  • Use Records Management System to process files for storage and retrieval.
  • Update subscription books as required.
  • Maintain lawyers’ time in InTapp Time.
  • Proofread and submit finalized time to Accounting on a daily basis (unless client directs otherwise).
  • Maintain knowledge of client requirements for billing.
  • Prepare client billing as required.
  • Prepare New Business Matters and update list of client/matter codes.
  • Maintain and follow through on all client billing matters.
  • Maintain appropriate sense of urgency and complete all work assignments within agreed upon deadlines.
  • Create and maintain up-to-date lawyer preference information supported by the secretarial team.
  • Coordinate any planned time out of the office (PTO) with Team members prior to submitting request to Director of Administration for approval.
  • Deliver timesheets to Director of Administration for approval in a timely manner.

The expected salary range for this position is between $73,000 and $102,000. The actual base salary offered will depend upon a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

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