Law assistants are responsible for tracking cases, documenting actions, developing case information etc. They enhance the attorney effectiveness by ensuring that the deadline is met, organizing evidence on time, keeping all the legal documents ready and organized. They need to perform clerical duties like preparing agreements, contracts, legal memoranda and case reports. They are required to be self motivated and need to work with minimum supervision.
They should be able to take instructions responsibly and perform their work sincerely. They should have good communication, organizational and management skills and should pay attention to details. They also need to have good computer skills. They should be willing to contribute ideas and seek improvement.
Law Assistant Job Duties
- Law assistants need to perform research works.
- Law assistants need to maintain contact with clients and keep their numbers handy.
- Law assistants need to communicate with the opposite party, court officials, attorneys etc.
- Law assistants need to draft legal documents, prepare written reports and case studies.
- Law assistants are responsible for maintaining case costs.
- Law assistants are required to perform clerical duties like filing documents, answering phones from clients, drafting letters etc.
- Law assistants are responsible for locating and interviewing witnesses and obtaining accurate information from them.
- Law assistants need to cross-check the information obtained from witnesses and other resources.
- Law assistants take courtroom notes.
- Law assistants need to ensure that the witnesses are ready when needed.
- Law assistants need to travel regularly.
- Law assistants are required to draft pleading for presenting to the court.
- Law assistants are responsible for checking and editing legal forms.
- Law assistants need to prepare contracts, agreements, legal memoranda etc.
- Law assistants need to maintain case records.
- Law assistants make sure that the billing is done promptly.