Legal Assistant

Dudley Newman Feuerzeig LLP - Saint Croix, VI

Full-time

Legal Assistant

The Applicant will be expected to provide direct assistance to the lead litigation attorney and a team of attorneys in the St. Croix office assisting primarily in commercial litigation and employment as well as family and criminal matters in the USVI’s largest integrated law firm.

The Applicant will be required to assist in all areas required by litigation attorneys and coordinate projects among attorneys and support staff towards completion. Trials, arbitrations, hearings, mediations, meetings, depositions, discovery, motion practice, contract/legal document preparation and all required logistics and organization will be part of the regular duties. The applicant will be required to regularly interact with court staff, clients, outside attorneys, witnesses and service providers and coordinate them towards desired outcomes. Constant attention to deadlines and follow-up on case management is essential.

Required Education

Bachelors’ degree or high school diploma with equivalent demonstrated on-the-job experience

Preferred certification as a paralegal

Required Skills

  • Touch typing and transcription
  • Computer literate
  • Software proficient in Word, Adobe Editor, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Office telephone, copier, printer and facsimile proficient
  • Solid basic math skills
  • Strong individual initiative and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Excellent discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent records management

Preferred Skills

  • Litigation paralegal or paralegal skill set or significant experience as a legal assistant
  • Discovery management, basic legal writing, client communication, basic legal and court document preparation and review experience
  • Scheduling and project-tracking design and maintenance
  • Basic event planning and management
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Video conferencing system proficiency
  • Law firm billing software proficiency
  • Electronic filing system proficiency

Pay and Benefits

Pay range is from $16.00 to $18.00 per hour depending on experience

Health insurance, dental, vision and retirement plans and an annual vacation program are available for eligible employees who complete their initial probationary period successfully

An exciting career opportunity at the forefront of the USVI legal and business community in an environment of professionalism and commitment to excellence

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.00 to $18.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Records Management: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Word: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Outlook: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)