Litigation Legal Assistant
LITIGATION LEGAL ASSISTANT LOCATION: Washington, D.C. (metro-accessible) REGULAR SCHEDULED HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. ***Must be flexible to work overtime International litigation firm seeks a Litigation Legal Assistant with 1-3 years of large law firm experience to join their D.C. Office. The Legal Assistant will provide diversified clerical, administrative, and case / deal support to 6-7 attorneys throughout all phases of Litigation and Corporate work; a finance / banking background is preferred but not required. RESPONSIBILITIES: >Handling complex projects with limited supervision >Organizing and managing electronic and paper files >Ensuring that all files are maintained within department-approved protocols and case management systems >Maintaining the integrity of client files >Assisting with the preparation / filing of pleadings, court papers, registration documents, forms, etc., as needed >Assisting with the retrieval of rules, regulations, and company profiles, as needed >Assisting with document productions, transactions, and closings >Assisting with preparation for interviews, depositions, hearings, trials, and client meetings >Proofreading briefs, memoranda of law, opinions, and other documents, as needed >Performing cross-reference and defined terms checks, as needed >Pulling cases, shepardizing briefs, and handling / coordinating cite-checking, as needed >Performing non-legal research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC / EDGAR and other media / financial service sites, and other court-related websites for case law, statutes, articles, books, etc. >Updating attorney and case / deal team binders >Managing databases in accordance with Firm standards >Assisting other legal assistants and attorneys across multiple practice areas >Performing frequent physical exertion, including: sitting, repetitive use of both hands, and lifting / carrying up to 10 pounds REQUIREMENTS: >Bachelor’s degree required >At least one year of large law firm experience as a legal assistant (or a position requiring a similar skillset, expertise, and experience); 2-3 years preferred >Strong technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel >Ability to easily navigate various electronic databases and document repositories >Strong research skills and proficiency in various research tools: the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC / EDGAR, and court-related websites ***Ability to work overtime and travel as required ***Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs Please submit your resume in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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