Legal Assistant

| Tampa, FL, USA
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At Morgan & Morgan, the work we do matters. For millions of Americans, we’re their last line of defense against insurance companies, large corporations or defective goods. From attorneys to client support staff, creative marketing to operations teams, every member of our firm has a key role to play in the winning fight for consumer rights. Our over 3,000 employees are all united by one mission: For the People.

Summary

We are seeking a qualified Legal Assistant to join our Social Security Disability team. As a Legal Assistant, you will be responsible for managing the law firm's day-to-day operations, including carrying out administrative services and supporting the legal team. This position's ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, exceptional problem-solving skills, and comfortable working in a fast-paced dynamic workplace.

Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties (scheduling calendar hearings and deadlines, organize case files, manage logistics)
  • Prep cases for hearing 
  • Request medical records
  • Research regulations, laws, and legal articles to assist with the preparation of reports, case files, and legal advice
  • Manage client billing by preparing, finalizing, and sending out bills, as well as resolving billing issues in cooperation with the billing attorney
  • Communicate with clients and witnesses to schedule meetings, interviews, and depositions
  • Manage, organize, and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing systems

Qualification

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Associates degree in paralegal studies, a paralegal certificate, or a bachelor's degree is preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience as an administrative assistant (preferably in a law firm or in a corporate legal department), legal assistant, legal secretary, or paralegal
  • Experience in Social Security, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Premises Liability, or other injury related practice areas (preferred)
  • Must possess the ability to multi-task, prioritize, handle a fast-paced environment, and manage workload with a great attitude and minimal supervision
  • Great written and communication skills, be proficient in calendar hearings
  • Applicable knowledge of motions, discovery, evidence, litigation documentation, court rules, and procedures, practices, etc
  • Highly organized with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing and communication skills along with attention to detail
  • Extensive computer and database expertise, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and type no less than 35 wpm

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Benefits

Morgan & Morgan is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful. This success starts with our staff.  For full-time employees, we offer an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan,  paid time off and paid holidays.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Morgan & Morgan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

E-Verify

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the I-9 Form.   

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Morgan & Morgan, P.A. operates in the Legal Tech industry. The company is located in Boston, Massachusetts . Morgan & Morgan, P.A. was founded in 1988. It has 4002 total employees. To see all 69 open jobs at Morgan & Morgan, P.A., click here.
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