Position Description

Legal Assistant
Company Meruelo Group LLC - Las Vegas
City Las Vegas
Pay range $16.00 - $25.00
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Meruelo Group, LLC is a privately held management company that serves a diversified portfolio of affiliated companies across a wide range of industries including Construction and Engineering, Hospitality and Gaming, Television, Radio, Real Estate, Food Services and Private Equity.

Legal Assistant (Resident in Las Vegas)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and clerical support to attorneys.
  • Manage attorney calendars and scheduling, including litigation and transactional deadlines, court dates, and day-to-day meetings and calls.
  • Legal data entry and tracking, such as legal assignments, entry of events into a matter tracking system, and following up with attorneys and paralegals to keep them on track with deadlines.
  • Communicate with department executives and staff regarding legal projects.
  • Assist with preparing various litigation and transactional legal documents.
  • Conduct foundational and online research.
  • Review and summarize company obligations for upcoming contract and labor negotiations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 year of experience in an administrative role, preferably within a legal department and/or legal firm. 
  • Willingness to work with a variety of legal skill sets and practices across diverse industries.

Required skills:

  • Strong time management, organization, reasoning and research skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to quickly respond to changing instructions and understand complex cases.
  • Experience cite-checking, proofing, filing, and serving motions and other papers in state and federal courts.
  • Working knowledge of software tools necessary to conduct litigation (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat, and document management systems).
  • Familiarity with online search techniques and accessing public databases, such as County Recorder, Secretary of State, County, and City websites and filing databases.
  • Ability to solve practical problems, take direction, multi-task and prioritize.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Excellent work ethic and attendance.
  • Consistency in giving feedback regarding work progress, timetable and issues.

 

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