Legal Administrative Assistant Floater

Employer
Legal E
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 17, 2018
Closes
Aug 20, 2018
Function
Administrative
Industry
Law
Career Level
Entry Level
Hours
Full Time

FLOATER LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

HOURS: Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. with 1 hour for lunch (35-hour work week)

***Must be flexible to work overtime

Mid-size litigation firm in downtown D.C. seeks a bright entry-level to join their dynamic team as a Floater Legal Administrative Assistant. 

The Floater LAA will have the opportunity to assist attorneys in a variety of practice groups as needed, filling in for assigned LAAs who are busy or out of the office.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

>Proofreading and editing documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting, and typographical errors with a high degree of accuracy

>Preparing pleadings and correspondence of a legal nature such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas from draft form

>Assisting attorneys and paralegals with court filings, production of final documents (including copying and binding), and preparing and completing electronic filings with courts
>Organizing and maintaining pleadings for large, complex litigation matters; ensuring proper indexing and filing of original legal documents (in hard copy and electronic form)

>Filing correspondence and legal documents in office paper and electronic filing systems; conducting periodic review for possible storage of older files and preparing files for off-site storage

>Arranging and coordinating complex travel schedules and reservations

>Preparing attorney expense reports with a high degree of accuracy; entering attorney time for billing in a timely manner

>Reviewing, editing, and preparing cover letters and invoice summaries of client bills for billing partners

>Coordinating and arranging meetings, preparing agendas, making appointments, and reserving facilities

>Making photocopies and scanning correspondence, pleadings, reports, and other printed materials

>Printing legal cases using automated legal research sources

>Answering and screening attorney phone calls

>Performing special projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

>At least one year (preferably two) of experience in a law firm or professional office environment

>Exceptional word processing and computer skills to include knowledge of Windows applications and Microsoft Office Suite and a minimum accurate typing speed of 65 WPM

>Strong interpersonal skills so as to be able to facilitate positive communication within a diverse group of clients, attorneys, support staff, and vendors

>Ability to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact; ability to maintain confidentiality of attorney-client relationships

>Outstanding organizational skills along with the ability to prioritize and multi-task under strict deadlines 

Please submit your resume in Word format to sstrauss@mylegale.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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