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Legal Assistant

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Feb 19,2018

Posted on

Jan 28,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Assistant Duties: Works directly with attorneys and other support staff to serve the needs of the Firm’s clients and attorneys. Works with attorneys and/or senior Legal Support staff on client billable projects, including but not limited to organization, management, and review of case documents (both paper and electronic); maintaining case calendars; factual and legal research; assisting with preparation, cite-checking, and filing of legal briefs and memoranda; preparation of forms and applications. Meets the Firm’s minimum hours expectations of 1500 client-chargeable hours and 1700 total billable hours annually. Cite-check (verification of quotations and general caselaw propositions; conforming to Bluebook or other jurisdiction-appropriate format), to generate tables of authorities/contents, and to file documents both in person and electronically. Communicates concisely and professionally (both orally and in writing) with clients, courts, and government agencies. Drafts basic legal documents (e.g., motions, proposed orders) and analysis/summaries of case materials. Works with attorneys, Practice Support, and other Legal Support staff to develop case management protocols, workflows, and databases, ensuring that they are thoroughly documented and followed consistently. Reviews, codes, redacts, and otherwise prepares documents for production documents under the direction of supervising attorneys and logs privileged documents withheld from production. Prepare materials for depositions, hearing, and trials and coordinates logistics of same. Works with attorneys and Practice Support to plan and provide support for court and agency trials and hearings both, locally and out of town. Interviews candidates for Project Assistant positions within the Firm. Provides performance feedback for Project Assistants under his/her supervision, when appropriate. Supervises, trains, and mentors Project Assistants under his/her supervision in procedures and practices to best support the practice group, including case management, cite-checking, research, and trial support. Performs other duties assigned by attorneys, supervising Legal Support staff, and/or the Director of Legal & Practice Support.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Four-year college degree. Paralegal certificate preferred. Requires prior experience that may be obtained as a Project Assistant at Wiley Rein LLP or via other relevant legal or practice support-related experience. Prior legal experience or internal promotion from a Project Assistant position. Specific degree majors and/or prior experience in a specific practice area may be required or strongly preferred. The ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both in oral and written form. The ability to multi-task, prioritize/coordinate deadlines and track progress of tasks. Ability to organize work flow and use time efficiently. Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy. Must maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials. Must establish and maintain effective working relationships in or out of a team environment. Able to manage matters from initiation through resolution. Proficient in cite-checking, proofreading, and performing electronic filings (ECF). Investigate, research, and analyze data under the supervision of attorneys (e.g. LEXIS/Westlaw, Internet, factual research at government agencies and courts, investigative fact-gathering, document review). Have strong experience locating, interpreting, and applying court and/or agency rules. Able to digest, analyze, and prepare written summaries of materials. Prepare supporting materials/exhibits for depositions and trial. Draft basic motions and proposed orders at the direction of attorneys. Experience in developing document management systems using electronic databases and litigation software (Relativity and West LiveNote/CaseNotebook preferred; Concordance/IPRO a plus), including developing and following document coding protocols. Able to supervise, train, and delegate to junior personnel. Consistently demonstrate of growth in substantive skills and knowledge of practice area. Flexibility and willingness to work overtime on an as needed basis.

Additional info

Requisition ID : 1059

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street
Washington, DC 20006-2304

Review:

"A Busy Firm "

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

The firm needs to strike a balance with the workload present here. At the time it was difficult to balance work and outside of work activities because of the demanding atmosphere that is present at this firm.

Pros : This is a large firm filled with many wonderful people. I've had the pleasure of working with great colleagues and behind us a great staff that challenged us every step of the way. The firm prides itself on delivering excellence and helped me advanced within my career greatly. It was an amazing experience working here.
Cons : This is a large firm with many great attorneys working here. At times it can become difficult managing your workload. Miscommunication leaves you lost. When things are in order work hours are long and exhausting. Much is expected of the team here to keep up with the tremendous workload.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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