Bilingual Spanish Legal Assistant

Job Title
Bilingual Spanish Legal Assistant
Job ID
Lake Success,  NY 11042
Other Location

A New Hyde Park law firm seeks an experienced legal assistant for their growing practice. This position is responsible for the screening and coordination of all NEW CLIENT calls.


  • Experience working in a plaintiff's personal injury law firm is a MUST
  • Bilingual Spanish is a MUST
  • Coordinate, assign and schedule NEW CLIENT intakes
  • Draft routine legal documents for review and use by attorneys and paralegals
  • Knows the flow of a personal injury case
  • Answer phones
  • Prepare documents and responses to discovery requests
  • Assist with personal injury files
  • Obtain medical records, reports and bills as needed
  • Conduct investigations and interviews with clients
  • Client communication
  • Compassionate and good listener
  • Able to multi-task
  • Self starter who is accustomed to constant interruptions (phones, walk-ins, attorney & paralegal requests, mail, etc...) and can stay on task
  • Reporting

Essential Capabilities:

  • Must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the firm’s internal and personnel affairs.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including firm leadership, management and support staff.
  • Ability to be a proactive self-starter, who understands the details of a case within a much larger context and demonstrates good judgment.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems, work independently, and take initiative.
  • Must be team-oriented and collaborative.
  • Must have the knowledge, background and confidence to think beyond what is asked and challenge (when appropriate) the next steps being proposed.
  • Must exhibit high energy, enthusiasm and positive attitude; articulate and confident.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.


· High School Diploma or GED.

· Minimum 3 year experience in personal injury law firm client service.

· Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills.

· Strong project management skills, data entry and reporting.

· Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

· Familiarity with Word, Excel, and scheduling in Outlook.


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