Legal Clerk ~ Admin Assistant

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We are a law firm in Austin, Texas, with a thriving immigration and bankruptcy practice. We help bring peace of mind and a fresh start to families. Our clients are going through one of the most important processes of their lives. The legal help we provide not only has an effect on the lives of our clients, but also on the lives of their children and grandchildren.

We are seeking a fully bilingual (English-Spanish) Legal Clerk//Admin Assistant to join our team. Although we are a virtual firm; this is NOT a remote position. If you are seeking a job that gives you the opportunity for face-to-face interactions with clients, this is it. As a precursor to
scheduling an in-person interview, we invite you to learn more about the type of person we are looking for and the type of firm culture we are building. If you are interested, follow the instructions at the end to send us your resume.

Our Core Values

INTEGRITY: We believe in candor – giving and getting honest, constructive feedback: we say things about each other that we would say to their face. 

DREAM TEAM: We are a chosen family. We are honored to be together on this mission and we hold each other to the highest standard. 

PASSION: We care intensely about the success of our clients and our team members. We are tenacious and optimistic. We are confident in ourselves and our impact on the world.

INCLUSION: We fight the bullies. We intervene when someone is being marginalized. We nurture and embrace differing perspectives with kindness and empathy.

SELFLESSNESS: We set our egos aside and put the team and the mission first. 

What are some of the characteristics that any member of our team must have? 

You must be a positive person who is open-minded and open to feedback. Our team is outstanding and does amazing work. “That’s not my job” is not a phrase that exists in our office. We have a supportive, unified culture, and fitting into this culture is the primary job requirement.

We need people who are not afraid of computers or learning new things that will make their jobs easier. You must be proficient with Word, Google Drive, and you must learn new software quickly. Also, we’re looking for someone who not only “follows” policies and procedures, but also embraces them and is thankful they exist because they allow us to provide more quality legal services efficiently.

We need high energy and enthusiasm for the work we do (and life in general). You must be able to work fast and change gears quickly. You must be able to think on your feet and make smart decisions.

You also need to be detail-oriented. We help a lot of people. Working fast is no excuse for careless mistakes. No one’s life should be negatively impacted because our firm made an avoidable error or oversight. It can’t happen.

You must be willing to go the extra mile to get the job done right the first time. In our practice, getting it done right the first time for our clients is very important and we need everyone to work with this goal in mind.

You must, must, must have emotional intelligence and empathy. You must have compassion for our clients and for humankind. You cannot be someone who does not take criticism well or cannot deal well with people. Some of our clients have bad days and do not always make good life choices. They are dealing with a complex and confusing legal system – on top of everything they encounter in their daily lives. Sometimes they take it out on their lawyer. If you do not think that you are up to the challenge of helping sometimes difficult clients, this is not the job for you.

If you have gotten this far and are thinking about applying, it means that you are ready for a challenge and want to be part of a team that helps people and rewards good work.

Job Details

Job-type: Full-time. On location (not remote) in Central Austin.

Qualifications

Experience: 1 year in similar positions.
High school degree, some college preferred.
Language: Bilingual, English & Spanish (Required).

Full Job Description

We are seeking a Legal Clerk/Admin Assistant to support the firm’s legal department with administrative duties, document management, case administration, deadline calendaring, and other related tasks as needed. Also, the Legal Clerk/Admin Assistante will interact and build relationships with our clients in person and over the phone.

Primary Duties And Responsabilities

  • Provide administrative support to Legal Department and the rest of the team.
  • Maintain and organize case files, including receiving client records and documents, and ensures physical and digital files are updated.
  • Process mail: Receiving and Preparing correspondence, as needed.
  • Locate and develop relevant information, through both internal and external communication.
  • Receive clients.
  • Maintain good communication with members of the firm to ensure that clients have everything they need.
  • Process payments.
  • Undertake other duties as needed to ensure the firm operates efficiently.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Extremely high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to juggle multiple tasks and matters simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all management levels in the organization.
  • Spanish communication, written and oral, is required.
  • Team player.
  • Positive personality and outlook.
  • No “that’s not my job” attitude.
  • High energy and enthusiasm for the work we do.

Work Conditions/Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time Occasionally must lift 50lbs.

We provide health coverage, dental, vision, 401K, a positive work environment, 2 weeks PTO offered with an additional week + of paid holidays, among other benefits.

To apply for the position, email your resume and cover letter to jobs@lincolngoldfinch.com. In the Subject line, type your last name in all caps – one adjective to describe you – LC.