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Employment Type:
Full time
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Compensation based upon experience
Legal Assistant
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Villarreal Hutner PC | San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

Villarreal Hutner PC is seeking a full-time legal assistant in its San Francisco office.

Primary Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all Court filings:
    • Serve and file documents with both state and federal courts (responsible for understanding and following local, federal and/or state rules for each case)
    • Create, bind and distribute both file and courtesy copies as indicated in the Staff Procedures Document
    • Organize the briefs, exhibits and appendices
    • Set up court call for attorneys wishing to appear at court hearings telephonically
    • Circulate team email with filed documents
  • Motion Practice:
    • Create relevant pleading shells
    • Create document indices, including Table of Contents/Table of Authorities, in the preparation of motion filings
    • Work with Paralegal/Attorneys to ensure all exhibits are included in final filing.
  • Depositions:
    • Schedule court reporter and videographer (abide by any client-specific guidelines for vendors)
    • Interact with other offices to provide, obtain, and/or coordinate information and/or appearances
    • Gather and prepare documents relevant to the deponent
    • Organize exhibits
  • Preparation of various legal documents:
    • Correspondence
    • Subpoenas
    • Discovery shells
    • Pleading shells
    • Proofs of Service (including coordinating service and circulating team email with served documents)
  • Trial preparation:  
    • Copying
    • Document review
    • Document Organization
    • Legal research
    • Exhibit preparation

 Other Duties:

  • Assist attorneys with case organization and related scheduling, including travel and monitoring/requesting hearing reservations and court call appearances
  • Prepare materials for case preparation, including Attorney Working Binders and Files.
  • Other projects as needed


As a Legal Assistant, you are expected to act as part of the legal administration team, and as such your main function is to support the attorneys in their work.  

• Communication: Excellent oral communication skills
• Proactive: Anticipate, understand, and responds to the needs of attorneys and other staff members to meet or exceed their expectations
• Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to enhance organizational effectiveness; ability to undertake self-directed tasks when necessary
• Organization: Excellent time management skills; attention to detail; the capacity to prioritize by assessing situations to determine urgency; ability to make clear, timely decisions
• Professionalism: High level of professionalism is expected when working with attorneys, staff, clients, outside vendors and others

About Villarreal Hutner PC

Villarreal Hutner PC is an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated minority- and women-owned employment boutique firm in the Financial District of San Francisco. We represent Fortune 500 employers in litigation throughout California. Our mission is to understand each client's business goals and to meet or exceed those goals effectively and efficiently. We work collaboratively and are looking forward to adding an experienced Litigation Assistant to our team.