Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C., a growing national subrogation and litigation firm with offices in Hartford, WI; New Orleans, LA; Santa Ana, CA; Austin, TX; Jacksonville, FL; and Boston, MA, is seeking a reliable and proactive Legal Assistant to join our team at our home office in Hartford, WI.

Legal Assistant Duties and Responsibilities

  • Documenting and understanding legal proceedings in local and national settings, including utilization of PACER, ECF systems, and e-filing
  • Assist lawyers and paralegals
  • Converse directly with lawyers, clients, administrative staff, clerical personnel, courtroom staff members
  • Answer phones and take messages as needed
  • Prepare the first drafts of memos; proofreading legal documents, such as briefs and pleadings, and voice dictation as needed
  • Schedule appointments and maintain a detailed calendar
  • Maintain and organize electronic files; update files with case status and information

Legal Assistant Requirements and Qualifications

  • Experience as a litigation legal assistant or legal secretary (2-year minimum)
  • Familiarity with legal procedures locally and nationally
  • Computer skills, including word-processing programs, case management programs, timekeeping programs and court filing; MS Office PowerPoint and Excel experience preferred
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience with doing voice dictation

Salary is negotiable, health/dental/vision insurance provided, 401(k) with employer match

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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