Job Details

Corporate Legal Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 09,2018

Posted on

Mar 05,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate Legal Assistant Duties: Secretarial and legal administrative support for multiple partners and associate attorneys; Preparation of materials for client meetings and calls, and maintaining client files; Preparation of legal documents and correspondence from draft or dictation to proofread final, including typing, styling and cross-referencing documents; Preparation and coordination of periodic filings with state and federal agencies, including the Secretary of State, the Department of Business Oversight, the Internal Revenue Service, the Franchise Tax Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission; Working directly with attorneys, paralegals, and clients on various corporate transactions, including incorporation/formation and qualification of entities and corporate government matters; assisting with deal closings, corporate reorganizations, and dissolutions and other business transactions; and Assisting attorneys and paralegals with special projects and other general legal assistant duties.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; 1+ year of corporate paralegal, legal assistant, or other legal experience at a law firm or in-house legal department; Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills; Be highly organized and detail-oriented; Ability to take direction and work independently with little or no supervision as well as part of a team; Ability to handle complex assignments and complete projects under tight deadlines, competing requirements and changes in assignments; and Strong commitment to client service.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
1999 Harrison Street
25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612


"A Good Business Firm "

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

I would encourage people to not gossip so much in the office. While admittedly some of the industry gossip was interesting it could be distracting. I would also hire an extra IT person or two. It would help keep the computers running making everyone work better.

Pros : I have worked on a lot of interesting cases. The work is challenging and there is some expectation of being independent. I liked that aspect and have really thrived. Even though there is an expectation of experienced attorneys being independent, junior associates are mentored well.
Cons : Sometimes the gossip got out of hand. A lot of it was industry gossip but I found it annoying at times even if I contributed to it. Also the IT support can be lackluster which can slow down workflow.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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