Legal Assistant

Published: January 28, 2019
San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico
Job Type
Job Code
Years of Experience
Commensurate with experience
Bachelor’s Degree
Flavia Aguilera
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Under limited supervision, performs legal secretarial and office work of moderate difficulty; performs related work as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

  • Formats, types, and completes letters, memoranda and various legal forms from original form, copy, rough draft, and dictating machine.
  • Prepares and files pleadings/documents with the appropriate court.
  • Composes letters, routine court pleadings and various legal documents for review by Chief of Staff & Deputy Chief of Staff.
  • Prepares and files in final format routine pleadings and various legal documents for court filings.
  • Opens and closes legal files.
  • Conducts telephone conferences with clients, potential clients and answers legal questions pertaining to legal procedures.
  • Provides disclosure information to attorneys.
  • Processes and logs incoming documents/court pleadings. Follows up on cases to ensure movement.
  • Contacts court personnel, law enforcement agencies and other agencies to assist clients and to obtain information.
  • Conducts basic legal research as directed.
  • Copies legal documents and miscellaneous documents.
  • Mails correspondence and legal documents to appropriate parties.
  • Maintains court calendar, hearing dates and files.
  • Answers telephones, responds to questions, takes messages and transfers callers to appropriate parties.
  • Exercises discretion in handling confidential matters.
  • May supervise, train and assign work to other clerical staff.



  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Fully Bilingual (English & Spanish)
  • Knowledge of English & Spanish grammar, spelling, arithmetic, punctuation and grammar with emphasis on written verbal and grammar skills.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal forms and ability to compose pleadings.
  • Knowledge of civil, family and criminal law.
  • Knowledge of public relations.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Three years of secretarial work, two years in legal work and demonstrated ability to key in information at 70 WPM transcription should be demonstrated on a performance test.
  • Bachelor's Degree
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