Legal Assistant Jobs
Legal Assistant Jobs at Orchard Legal
The terms “legal assistant” and “paralegal” have been used interchangeably over the years and with good reason.
A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organise case files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents. They also monitor calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file databases and case management software; confirming case status with the lawyers.
Legal assistants usually start with an associate’s degree in paralegal studies, or bachelor’s degree in another field and a paralegal studies certificate. In some cases, lawyers might hire those having ‘A’ levels or a college qualification and train them on the job. Certification is available.
Are you looking for legal assistants jobs, perhaps to move jobs, or are you looking to recruit a legal assistant? Then Orchard can help.
We are always on the lookout for experienced legal assistants covering the following areas:-
- Conveyancing, residential and commercial
- Family and matrimonial law
- Criminal law
- Immigration law
- Wills and probate law
- Litigation law
- Commercial law
We recruit in Central London, Herts, Beds, Bucks, Essex as well as other counties in the South East of England. We only work with law firms that are committed to the development of their staff; organisation that we’d recommend to our friends and family.
The organisations that we recruit for enjoy a 3 to 1, interview to hire ratio. This is simply because we take a great deal of time to understand the culture, demands and structure of each unique practice. We assess each legal assistants experience and background and carry out psychometric profiles. When appropriate we talk to previous employers for clarification. Importantly, we interview face to face or via Skype. Sadly, many recruiters omit this vital element of the selection process.
The Orchard Legal Division is headed by our Senior Recruiter, Kelly Finley
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