Project Legal Assistant

Washington D.C.
May 25, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The Practice Support Services Department of Arnold & Porter has openings for Project Legal Assistant in the Washington, DC and New York offices.     
The Project Legal Assistant assists our legal staff in preparing for depositions, document productions, and hearings and trials. Under the appropriate supervision and reporting to the Legal Assistant Manager, the qualified candidate will effectively support attorneys and senior legal assistants on a wide range of legal tasks from case inception through case closure. 
Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Assists with assembly of exhibits and appendices for court papers, depositions, and trials.
  • Organizes paper and electronic documents for use in depositions or trials.
  • Maintains indexes and organizes case files and workrooms.
  • Indexes and organizes files for off-site storage.
  • Assists with document collection, review and production.
  • Prepares for and attends depositions, hearings, trials and arbitrations as directed.
  • Files and obtains documents at various courts and agencies.
  • Utilizes legal research software.
  • Conducts research using various resources including databases and the internet. 
  • Assists with department projects as needed and performs other work-related duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of a high school diploma, with a bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent academic record. 
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a large workload efficiently and effectively. 
  • Highly detail-oriented, including the ability to assess and respond to underlying detail issues and implications. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and collegiality. 
  • Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Exceptional problem solving skills, critical thinking abilities and the ability to work well under pressure. 
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary, including nights and weekends and travel, as necessary.

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