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ProfileLitigation Legal Assistant The candidate will provide diversified clerical, administrative, and case / deal support to 6-7 attorneys throughout all phases of Litigation and Corporate work. Will be handling complex projects with limited supervision. Organizing and managing electronic and paper files. Ensuring that all files are maintained within department-approved protocols and case management systems. Maintaining the integrity of client files. Assisting with the preparation / filing of pleadings, court papers, registration documents, forms, etc., as needed. Assisting with the retrieval of rules, regulations, and company profiles, as needed. Assisting with document productions, transactions, and closings. Assisting with preparation for interviews, depositions, hearings, trials, and client meetings. Proofreading briefs, memoranda of law, opinions, and other documents, as needed. Performing cross-reference and defined terms checks, as needed. Pulling cases, shepardizing briefs, and handling / coordinating cite-checking, as needed. Performing non-legal research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC / EDGAR and other media / financial service sites, and other court-related websites for case law, statutes, articles, books, etc. Updating attorney and case / deal team binders. Managing databases in accordance with Firm standards. Assisting other legal assistants and attorneys across multiple practice areas. Performing frequent physical exertion, including: sitting, repetitive use of both hands, and lifting / carrying up to 10 pounds.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelor’s degree. Should have 1+ year of large law firm experience as a legal assistant (or a position requiring a similar skillset, expertise, and experience); 2-3 years of experience is preferred. Strong technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is essential. Must have strong research skills and proficiency in various research tools: the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC / EDGAR, and court-related websites. A finance / banking background is preferred
Job Code: #9128
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036