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Hill Ward Henderson is an AV rated firm that offers sophisticated clients, challenging work, a friendly, collegial work environment and excellent compensation and benefits.

Legal Assistant

  • Real Estate - Land Use Legal Secretary

    A successful candidate will need to possess the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines; attention to detail; keen observation skills; excellent time management skills; strong organizational skills; impressive communication skills; and accurate numeric skills.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

    • Managing internal and client deadlines.
    • Preparing correspondence, memoranda notebooks, exhibits and paper and electronic filing of client documents and other legal documents on behalf of attorneys.
    • Preparing attorney materials for local government hearings.
    • Managing attorneys’ calendars - appointments, meetings and conferences - including conference room scheduling, coordinating meals for client meetings, preparation of meeting materials.
    • Performing a variety of administrative functions, such as processing new client/matter reports, preparing engagement letters, creating and filing expense reports, entering attorney time, reviewing invoices.
    • Filing, retrieving and routing routine court documents.
    • Filing all electronic and hard copy information, organizing team workspaces, managing team supplies and assisting attorneys in workflow management.

    Qualifications:

    • Five years’ legal secretarial experience in real estate practice areas.  Experience in zoning and land use transactions is preferable, but not required.
    • Candidates must be extremely detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational and prioritization skills, strong communication, writing and proofreading skills, a good work ethic, and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Self-starter and willingness to work flexible hours.
    • Ability to ask pertinent questions, follow directions, and respond to feedback.
    • The ideal candidate has the ability to be resourceful in addressing issues and requests with limited direction, and can proactively and proficiently carry out recurring work and special projects independently.
    • Ability to select appropriate firm guidelines to achieve objectives, and generate and implement new procedures for specific situations.
    • Ability to support multiple attorneys with competing work assignments and manage a variety of tasks with composure.
    • High level Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel skills.
    • Experience with document management system is ideal, but not required.

Paralegal

  • Real Estate Litigation

    An excellent opportunity has come up for a Real Estate Litigation Paralegal to join our successful Real Estate Litigation Team.  We are looking for qualified paralegal candidates who want to make a valuable contribution to a dynamic team and litigation department.

    • Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience in the area of real estate litigation and/or general business litigation.
    • Previous real estate litigation is preferred
    • Strong knowledge of Federal and Florida state court rules
    • Experience in a mid- to large-size firm preferred
    • Candidates must also have previous trial experience
    • Experience with Concordance and/or Summation desired
    • Strong computer skills including MS Office
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

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