Immediate Legal Assistant Opening

April 5, 2016  

High volume Family Law /Criminal Law practice is seeking a full-time administrative/legal assistant to support attorneys and other staff.  Tasks include filing, general office management, office file organization, scanning, calendaring, answering a multi-line phone and interacting with clients and legal professionals.  Prior experience as a legal assistant a plus; prior administrative experience required.                          Qualifications:…

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