Litigation Legal Assistant
LOCATION: Washington, DC, near the Farragut West and North Metro stops in DC
Highly ranked and rated international law firm that covers all areas of law.
COMPENSATION: Up to $90,000 with a bonus, paid OT, and cutting-edge technology
A 37.5-hour work week, and you can start from 8:30-10 am and end from 5-6:30 pm.
The firm offers a hybrid model 3/2 after being fully trained, but it is 5 days a week in the office during training and learning the job.
A happy, collaborative, firm culture of diversity and respect.
As a litigation Legal Assistant/Secretary, you will perform various complex legal support work. You will assist three busy, friendly, easygoing partners and two paralegals in managing the litigation discovery process, document collection and preservation, document review, production tasks, and maintaining the case filing systems (FileSite and iManage). The work is specialized and requires knowledge of legal documents’ preparation and processing requirements, legal terminology, civil procedures and discovery, sources of law, and the court system.
Type a variety of reports and legal documents for which knowledge of legal terminology, civil procedure, and discovery is required.
Open and maintain digital legal files according to accepted legal practices and firm policy.
Provide case management assistance and tracking of litigation.
Compose a variety of correspondence.
Format briefs (including the ability to generate IOA and TOC), pleadings, and other legal documents with a demonstrated ability to file legal documents both traditionally and by electronic filing.
Maintain attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, depositions, and travel; record and monitor court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitor evidence-gathering; anticipate changes in litigation or transaction preparation requirements.
Document and input reimbursable expenses.
Maintain client confidence by keeping attorney/client information confidential.
Excellent proofreading, grammar, and editing skills.
Solid knowledge of federal and state regulatory E-filings.
Solid knowledge and experience with the following software programs preferred: Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), Litigation support software, and Adobe Professional.
60-70 wpm typing
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
3+ years of litigation experience in a law firm
Completing legal assistant – paralegal is a HUGE plus.
Outstanding health, medical, dental, vision coverage, AD&D, LTD, STD, 401k, Pet insurance, 4 weeks PTO, all holidays and 1 floating holiday, retail and entertainment discounts, 100% PAID parking, a holiday bonus, and SO much more.