Legal Assistant, Liability Litigation, Risk Management – Plantation

Location: Plantation, FL
Job ID: 25363BR
Department: Risk Management
Date Posted: Jul 21, 2023

$43 - 61k


The Legal Assistant for the Liability Litigation Attorney is responsible for providing legal and administrative support to ensure the Publix Litigation Counsel operates as effectively and efficiently as possible. The incumbent is also responsible for managing the office by completing functions including completing functions including issuing subpoenas to non-parties, following up on the compliance of subpoena responses to non-parties, processing of bills and expenses, answering phone calls, scheduling meetings, copying documents, and facility management. The Legal Assistant for Liability Litigation reports to the Liability Litigation Attorney.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for providing legal assistance to the Liability Litigation attorneys, and other Publix Litigation Counsel associates
  • Responsible for supporting the Litigation Counsel’s legal administrative and documentation functions as directed
  • Responsible for completing office administrative tasks

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma, or its equivalent
  • At least five (5) years of administrative and/or secretarial experience of which three (3) years are in a law office or legal environment
  • Knowledge of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure regarding issuing subpoenas to non-parties, at least one year of experience as a subpoena clerk/duties involving issuing subpoenas to non-parties and subpoena compliance
  • Knowledge of the litigation process in handling legal matters, including specific deadlines related to filing of court documents
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, processes, and proceedings
  • Knowledge of the inner workings of attorney’s offices and various state entities
  • Knowledge of clerical procedures and functions
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of database applications
  • Knowledge of Information Systems interfaces, and local network and SharePoint administration
  • Knowledge of the operation of office equipment (e.g. copy machines, printers, faxes)
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including vocabulary, spelling, composition, and grammar
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management skills, includes management of one’s own time and resources, as well as others in the office
  • Communication skills in both written and verbal format
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to be detail oriented
  • Ability to type 40-50 words per minute and accurately record and reproduce written correspondence, based on dictation and other verbal direction
  • Ability to maintain the confidential nature of information handled by the office
  • Reasoning abilities in order to understand and apply new information, procedures, or principles to perform job duties
  • Ability to identify and recommend changes in procedures, practices, and policies to improve quality and productivity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in a related field
  • Five (5) or more years of legal administrative experience in a law office or legal environment
  • Basic Spanish language skills
  • Paralegal certification
  • Knowledge of Publix’s policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Publix’s house style and formatting

Additional Preferred Qualifications


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death and dismemberment benefits)
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • General equivalency diploma reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Holiday bonus
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Direct deposit of your earnings
  • Credit union
  • Recognition for continuous service through service awards at five-year intervals
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless service and device purchases
  • Associate wellness program which offers free health screenings and flu shots
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

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