Legal Administrative Assistant - Litigation

Employer
Ballard Spahr, LLP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 07, 2018
Closes
Jun 20, 2018
Function
Administrative
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Ballard Spahr has an immediate opportunity available in the Washington, DC office for an experienced litigation legal administrative assistant. The selected individual will be responsible for maintaining and processing case information, managing the progression of cases to final disposition, preparing complex legal documents and submitting court filings both electronically and in hard copy. The ideal candidate is someone who is energetic, detail-oriented and works well both independently and within a team in a fast-paced environment while managing a range of litigation and administrative tasks.The selected individual must possess strong administrative, time management, organizational, communication and diplomacy skills to handle administrative tasks with keen attention to detail.This position requires a high degree of proficiency and intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Outlook. Successful candidates will have prior experience preparing pleadings and correspondences, scheduling depositions and hearings, preparation for trials, calendaring (litigation and Outlook), scheduling travel and submitting filings within the State and Federal courts. Successful candidates will have the ability to exercise initiative and good judgment while working in a team atmosphere.Minimum of 3 years of recent law firm experience in commercial litigation. Must be familiar with state, federal and appellate court rules, procedures and filing requirements and the day-to-day activities of a litigation practice. A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and a document management system strongly preferred. Ability to work well under pressure in a deadline-driven environment; work independently and also proactively within a team. Experience with e-filing and billing systems. College degree, a plus.Must be able to work overtime, when needed.Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.Ballard offers an excellent compensation package including comprehensive benefits and a generous paid time off program. For immediate consideration, please visit www.ballardspahr.com/careers.aspx and apply online.Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

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