Legal Assistant – Discovery

Legal Assistant – Discovery

4 months ago
Tampa, FL
Legal Assistant

Overview: The Tampa office of Wilkes & Associates, P.A. is looking for a Legal Assistant. The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented self-starter who is an excellent communicator, a team player, has a desire to excel, and is extremely organized. The candidate will prepare and file discovery requests, as well as prepare and file discovery responses. Candidates will demonstrate significant knowledge of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure along with all other applicable rules.

The duties of the Legal Assistant include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting, responding to, and filing discovery requests
  • Reviewing discovery requests, and responsive documents
  • Tracking incoming discovery
  • Drafting good faith correspondence
  • Drafting discovery motions to compel
  • Pulling case law and assisting with creating hearing notebooks for hearings
  • Reviewing hearing transcripts and drafting responsive Court Orders

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of legal documents, court filings, and legal procedures
  • Experience filing in the FLorida E-Filing Portal and Judicial Automated Workflow System (JAWS)
  • Some knowledge of Florida Rules of Civil Procedures
  • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining strong attention to detail, and a willingness to adapt and learn new skills
  • Strong communicator with interpersonal skills and the ability work well in a team environment
  • Basic knowledge of Westlaw a plus
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and research skills
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office
  • Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate preferred

The above job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the company.

Competitive Salary and Full Benefit Package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Retirement

Qualified candidates may apply by sending an email with attached resume to
recruiting@yourcasematters.com

Application Form

Wilkes & Associates, P.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer