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Criminal Defense Legal Assistant

Company: Rossen Law Firm
Location: Pompano Beach
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Legal Assistant for Criminal Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale

The Rossen Law Firm is a growing criminal defense law firm in Fort Lauderdale that provides a meaningful and compassionate defense to all clients. We love helping good people when something bad happens - allowing people to achieve their best futures!

Our legal team is committed to producing outstanding results and building relationships with our clients.

You will be part of a thriving dream team comprised of the most passionate criminal defense attorneys. If you like to work in a fast-paced environment where you will rarely be bored, you've come to the right place!

Want room for growth? You got it!

Learn About the Role

We are looking for a Legal Assistant who is fluent in Spanish to join our award-winning team.

The legal assistant's primary function is to support the lawyer in their daily fight against injustice. This involves anticipating project needs, managing workload, and producing the highest quality work in a timely manner. We are looking for someone with strong project direction, legal knowledge, and communication skills who thrives when working in a fast-paced collaborative team environment.

Knowledge of criminal law is a bonus but not necessary. Our case management software is top-notch and easy to learn, allowing you to work quickly to get things done. Expertise with computer software in a paperless environment is a must.

What does it take to be our next Legal Assistant?--One part Teddy Bear, one part Pitbull, one part Owl.

Teddy Bear

Do you love helping and serving others?--Will your kindness light up clients' day when they visit our office?--Is your smile and helpfulness heard across the phone line?--Do you know what it means to--build relationships?--Not just with clients and our team members, but with every person who interacts with our firm.


Do you love working in a fast-paced environment where you'll never be "watching the clock?"--Do you crave extra job duties in order to demonstrate your talent and ability?--Are you unafraid to grab the bull by the horns and get things done? Are you the type of person who cannot stand it when things are out of place?


Do you have a genuine interest in the law? Can you work on tasks simultaneously and have impeccable attention to detail? Are you--self-reliant, yet unafraid to ask questions?--Benefits:

The Rossen Law Firm Standard

We want to look across the table at a client and let them know we did everything we could to beat their case and better their future. We do not cut corners, ever. We play the "process" more so than the "result."

We Provide Benefits Too

--- Completive pay based on your experience and background
--- 75 % of a Gold Plan Health coverage is paid by the firm
--- A generous number of vacation days each year including court holidays.
--- 401(k) with a guaranteed employer contribution of 7.5% regardless of employee contribution
--- Performance-based bonuses

--- Prepare, review, and edit a wide range of criminal defense legal documents and correspondence of a confidential nature, and ensure high quality, accuracy, and comprehensiveness
--- Open and close files in a timely fashion with exceptional accuracy. One mistake here could mean the difference between freedom and incarceration for our clients
--- Maintain the attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, meetings, hearings, and depositions
--- Communicate and schedule DMV Formal Review hearings for DUI Cases
--- Subpoena witnesses for depositions and confirm their attendance in a timely fashion
--- Communicate with prosecutors, legal assistants, police witness liaisons, and judicial assistants for scheduling court dates
--- Ability to work independently with supervision, set reasonable priorities, and manage time and deadline-driven workload
--- Reporting directly to your assigned attorney and anticipating their needs with a proactive approach to solving problems
--- Participate in daily and weekly department meetings to discuss tasks and cases
--- Build and maintain real relationships with our clients. Get to know them on a personal level. Know their families. Be a difference maker in their life
--- Backup phones and intake responsibilities which include appointment setting for potential new clients as needed
--- Use our case management system to work off of tasks, write detailed notes, and communicate efficiently with our team.

This person must have excellent time management skills in addition to the following:
--- 1+ years of related experience providing project support in a professional services firm
--- Experience in criminal law is preferred but not required
--- Excellent computer skills and experience in Microsoft and Google applications and Case Management Software
--- Strong customer service skills with a genuine desire to help people in need. You must love criminal defense
--- An organized approach to multitasking in a high-activity environment
--- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
--- A tough person, who is able to handle coaching in a fast-paced environment
--- Ability to handle highly sensitive situations in a professional, confidential, and courteous manner
--- A curiosity to learn things quickly and always strive to be better.
--- Spanish speaking is required.

What Will Set You Apart
--- Leadership: Have the desire to take initiative and actively contribute to the team and firm
--- Client Service: Have the mindset to provide impeccable customer service to our clients, judges, and prosecutors
--- Toughness: Have the work ethic and positive attitude to thrive during difficult situations
--- A long-term commitment to being part of a growing and thriving law firm. We are not looking for people to be with us for a short-term commitment
--- A self-starter who is reliable and resourceful.
--- Being a mature person who views this as a career, not a job

About Company:
With offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Sunrise, Rossen Law Firm is a high-end criminal/DUI defense firm. With a team of litigating attorneys, Rossen's 750+ 5-star Google Reviews tell the stories of a criminal defense law firm that truly puts its clients first. Our firm operates on the EOS model and espouses its Core Values: Open & Honest, Team First, Take Action, Work with Pride, & Get to Yes. Come join us and discover what it means to work in a better workplace towards a mission that matters.

Rossen Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Rossen Law Firm, Pompano Beach , Criminal Defense Legal Assistant, Legal , Pompano Beach, Florida

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