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Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Kingman Office

June 27, 2019

The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp, a criminal defense law firm in northwest Arizona is seeking a self-motivated, experienced professional for our position as a criminal legal assistant.

The candidate will be responsible for preparing and filing misdemeanor and felony court pleadings; speaking with clients, opposing counsel, court staff, and probation officers; and managing attorneys' calendars and interviewing clients. Accepting payments and managing accounts receivable; preparing case files for court appearances' and performing general paralegal duties. Criminal law experience is preferred. Excellent telephone skills are required.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  1. Answer incoming calls.
  2. Assist clients via phone and email.
  3. Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software; confirming case status with attorney.
  4. Update clients verbally and via email on their case status as needed
  5. Resolve problems and professionally handle client's issues.
  6. Perform general and administrative office duties.
  7. Conduct research on relevant laws, regulations, and court procedures.
  8. Organize and maintain documents in paper and electronic filing systems.
  9. Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation.
  10. Draft correspondence and legal documents, such as motions and request for discovery.
  11. File exhibits, briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court or opposing counsel.
  12. Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule interviews, meetings, and depositions.
  13. Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balances with the attorney, clients, and providers.
  14. Assist with trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.
  15. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
  16. Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


Salary:

$13-$15/hour depending on experience.

Requirements:

  • Interviewing and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective telephone communication skills.
  • Ability to resolve difficult situations and escalating phone calls calmly and effectively.
  • Ability to advise others regarding an appropriate course of action.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently to determine work priorities and meet deadlines as required.
  • Ability to successfully complete multiple projects simultaneously while managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written)
  • Proficient in computer applications (G-Suite, Gmail, Apple IOS a plus)
  • Ability to accurately type 40+ wpm
  • Associate Degree or equivalent
  • Criminal law experience preferred

How to Apply:

Interested applicants must follow these steps. All other inquiries will not be considered.

Step #1: Email your resume as a PDF attachment to [email protected]
Step #2: Include a cover letter PDF describing why you feel you would be a good fit for this position.
Step #3: Provide three references. (Name, How do they know you? Email address, Phone number)


This office is an equal opportunity employer. All inquiries held strictly confidential.

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If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you may be feeling frightened, anxious, and uncertain of what your future holds. The competent and experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp can help you during this difficult time. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients and providing excellent legal representation to those who have been accused of a crime. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.

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