Minneapolis MN

Legal Assistant – Private Client

CM Legal

Legal Assistant – Private Client
Our client is seeking a Legal Assistant to support the Private Client team in the Minneapolis office.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Proactively supports attorneys and paralegals in trusts and estates legal work by preparing and revising documents; preparing pleadings; utilizing software specific to this legal practice and to the needs and practice of Private Client s attorneys; monitoring deadlines and calendars; calendaring due dates and appointments; scheduling and conducting telephone conferences; contacting clients as directed for information; filing and electronic-filing documents with courts; assisting assigned attorneys and paralegals with internal processes and procedures; and generally administratively facilitating the practice of law.
  • Communicates professionally and kindly with clients via phone and attends client meetings
  • Drafts and e-files various court pleadings and filings
  • Schedules and/or calendars multiple meetings, deadlines, etc.
  • Manages incoming mail to include sorting, circulating, drafting responses, and saving as appropriate
  • Assembles, mails, and saves estate-planning documents, including wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, and various types of trusts
  • Opens and closes files, assists with billing process, etc.
  • Prioritizes work and monitors deadlines
  • Enters, reviews and corrects time charges timely


  • 2+ years’ experience with related legal work  preferred
  • Demonstrates a proficient command of the English language and of standard grammar rules
  • Shows strong working knowledge of, and facility with, Microsoft Office programs.
  • Produces excellent written communications with correct structure and grammar 
  • Shows ability to adapt quickly to workplace stressors and to manage competing  priorities
  • Maintains client confidentiality
  • Demonstrates sharp, continual attention to detail
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, professionalism and responsiveness to both clients and co-workers.


  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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