Legal Assistant (SD Office)

Experienced defense litigation secretary is needed to support busy litigation attorneys.  Must be self-motivated, team oriented, have a high attention to detail and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.  Accuracy is a must.

Duties Include:

  • Preparing draft court documents, specifically complaints, answers, discovery, briefs, motions, motions for summary judgment, correspondence and memos
  • Revising and finalizing documents and ensuring timely service, filing and delivery
  • Calendaring court dates from the initiation of a case through trial, depositions (with clients, court reporters, interpreters, videographers and other entities) and other case occurrences.
  • Preparing for trials as needed
  • Confirming calendar events
  • Other special projects as assigned

Qualifications are:

  • In-depth knowledge of California Civil Procedure and Court Rules, and meticulous management of attorney’s calendar is required
  • Proficiency in a Windows environment
  • Typing at least 70 wpm is preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills and team player spirit
  • Organizational skills and the ability to learn quickly
  • Very dependable, reliable, trustworthy and motivated
  • Strong integrity and professional demeanor

We offer competitive salaries, bonus opportunities, generous benefits, including health insurance, paid time off and 401(k), and a great work atmosphere.  If you are motivated to deliver quality results, thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy working with great people, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to: employment@pettitkohn.com