Criminal Law Legal Assistant

Legally Hired Professionals, Inc
Posted Jan 29
Full Time
Fairfax, Virginia

Company Overview: Our client, a well-respected mid-sized law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a dedicated and experienced Legal Assistant to join its thriving Criminal Defense practice. As a crucial member of its team, you will play a pivotal role in providing administrative and legal support, contributing to the success and growth of its firm. This is a full-time, in-office position based in Fairfax, VA, requiring candidates to be local and within driving distance of the office.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Perform essential administrative and client service functions to ensure smooth operations of the Criminal Defense practice.
  • Maintain attorney calendars, scheduling appointments, and managing court deadlines.
  • Assist in drafting and completing necessary legal documentation.
  • Handle general administrative tasks, including answering phone calls, managing emails, and addressing office needs.
  • Take responsibility for client relations duties as assigned.
  • Support attorneys with caseload duties, including case file management, document preparation, court filings, case research, and case status updates.
  • Undertake other essential functions as assigned by the legal team.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a legal assistant.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong administrative background required.
  • Prior experience in criminal defense is highly preferred.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Strong multitasking abilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Proficient in MS Office and G-Suite applications.