Administrative Assistant – learn patent law  

Fabulous firm located a few blocks from metro in Alexandria, VA and the same position in DC at metro center

Do you have a 4 year degree and some administrative and/or secretarial experience?  Any legal or Patent experience a huge plus

Extremely exciting opportunity exists for you to join a large law firm.  The law firm needs an administrative assistant to learn to become a patent processing assistant.  You will be given the opportunity to learn about patent and trademark law.

In this position, you will specialize in one aspect of the patent prosecution process.  You will be responsible for reviewing files to make sure all outstanding issues have been addressed.  Duties also include preparing correspondence and form letters to clients, preparing documents for filing with the Patent & Trademark Office, Photocopying and retrieving files from Attorneys and IP Specialists.

Qualified candidates will have 6 months prior administrative or secretarial experience working in a professional services firm or a 4-yr degree with some experience, proficiency in MS Word; excellent spelling skills; 40 wpm typing; attention to detail; ability to work both independently and in a team; ability to work accurately under deadlines; and flexibility for overtime.

What a great opportunity to continue your career in the legal field.  Hours are 8:30 – 5:00.  Benefits are awesome including three weeks’ vacation. $36,000 – $40,000