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Legal Assistant - Workers Compensation Defense

Agoura Hills, CA

An established and growing California workers' compensation defense firm with multiple offices in California is seeking a Workers Compensation Defense Legal Assistant. Named a Great Place to Work in 2021, 2022, and 2023, as well as the winner of several Best Places to Work awards. We offer a competitive compensation package including 100% company-sponsored employee Medical and Vision Insurance; Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life insurance benefits; a 401k plan; paid time off; and optional voluntary dental plan. We also offer excellent work/life balance in a collaborative and casual work environment.

Job description
Legal Assistant - Workers' Compensation Defense
** Work Remote Optional - California Residents ONLY
Job Purpose:
Under general direction, perform a full range of complex and responsible secretarial and legal work utilizing legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Coordinate preparation of legal documents and correspondence.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and transcribe legal dictation of status reports, conference summaries, settlement disbursement reports, etc.
  • Proofread and correct prepared materials for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, syntax, and content.
  • Compose routine letters and memoranda using knowledge of work area instructions and guidelines.
  • Maintain files, logs, and other information in connection with the work under the control of the assigned attorney.
  • Prepare Pre-Trial Conference Statements, settlement documents and Trial exhibits in advance of hearings and depositions as applicable.
  • Accurately document and bill for all billable work and tasks according with billing procedures.
  • Operate standard office equipment such as copy machines, scanners.
  • Receive and place telephone calls.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 3+ years of experience as a Legal Secretary in a workers' compensation defense firm required.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Dropbox or other shared cloud storage.
  • Skilled typing ability (minimum 75 WPM) as well as strong writing, proofreading, spelling, and grammar skills.
  • A1- Law Case Management Software, VTransact, and EAMS are a plus.
  • Ability to interact effectively with the public, clients, and employees; maintain confidentiality and use discretion and tact; work independently in the absence of specific instruction.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, and work well under pressure with the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and have pride in work product. This is a fast-paced position that requires critical thinking skills, and the ability to problem-solve. In addition, this role must work collaboratively with attorneys and staff at all levels to achieve goals.

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