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Legal Assistant

Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., Attorneys at Law, is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant with 1-3 years’ experience to work in the law firm’s busy Family Law and Personal Injury/Workers Compensation practice areas at their Manchester, NH office. Must have experience in NH and MA Personal Injury/Workers Compensation. To be successful in this role the candidate must demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a team, in addition to working independently.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Opening and closing of files
  • Receiving, scanning, and distributing incoming and outgoing mail correspondence
  • Managing new client files, including performing conflict checks and drafting engagement letter for attorney approval
  • Drafting general legal correspondence to clients, courts, and opposing counsel
  • Handle filing for both paper and electronic files
  • Schedule appointments/calendar court dates and deadlines
  • Organize discovery materials and case files for attorneys to use at court hearings and trial
  • Serve and file legal papers in various courts, with familiarity with electronic filing systems in both State and Federal Courts
  • Utilize communication skills via phone and email with potential new clients, existing clients, and opposing counsel
  • Format legal documentation


  • Management of personal injury files
  • Experience with contacting claims adjusters
  • Experience with requesting, reviewing, and organizing medical records
  • Prepare medical evidence for trial
  • Prepare exhibit and trial notebooks
  • Knowledge of Court Rules and all discovery deadlines
  • Must have excellent secretarial skills with the ability to multi-task under pressure and prioritize
  • Attention to detail and proofreading skills
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Adobe, Centerbase, NetDocuments, scanning and maintaining electronic files is a plus

Shaheen & Gordon is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws in all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation, transfer, promotion, discipline, compensation, termination, and layoff.

Shaheen & Gordon presents a pleasant, supportive, challenging, non-smoking work environment. Salary commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible spending account, and 401(k) plan employer match. Please submit your cover letter and resume.

No phone calls or agencies please. EOE.