LEGAL ASSISTANT
Columbia, SC

Position Title

Legal Assistant (Litigation)

 

About The Company

Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A. was started in 1993 when the named partners combined their litigation and transactional experience to create a firm committed to excellence, integrity, and service. Since that time, the Firm has grown to approximately 14 lawyers practicing civil defense litigation, and probate and estate planning law. Our firm is structured to meet the litigation and consulting needs of individuals, businesses, and insurance companies throughout South Carolina. Our practice is statewide and we regularly practice in each of the State's 46 counties and all federal courts. We work hard to build long standing relationships with those we represent.

 

Position Summary

The Legal Assistant (Litigation) provides support to Partners and/or Associates with legal administrative tasks. Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: compose letters, transcribe dictation, correspond with clients, submit state and federal filings electronically, manage attorney calendars, prepare pleadings, schedule out of town trips and depositions, communicate with Judges, Court Officials, and outside counsel, open and sort mail, set up new client files and make time entries for attorneys in ProLaw, submit check requests, and answer phone calls for multiple attorneys.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Prior experience in administrative and legal tasks is preferred

  • Must have strong knowledge of current state and federal electronic filing guidelines

  • Experience with ProLaw software is preferred

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and strong computer skills

  • Strong verbal and written skills

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Teamwork-willingness to help others when needed

  • Professionalism in the workplace

 

Benefits & Wages

Commensurate with skills and experience.

 

FLSA & Employment Status

Non-Exempt, Full-Time

 

How to Apply

To apply and/or obtain additional information, contact Bonnie Moffat at bgm@swblaw.com.  Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position.

 

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. All results described are case and client specific and do not guarantee future results for any current or prospective client and do not indicate that the same results can be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.

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Ryan Holt, 1515 Lady Street,  Columbia, SC 29201   (803) 256-2233