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Executive/Legal Assistant

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff


Seattle, WA

Date Last Verified

Feb 05,2018

Posted on

Jan 07,2018
Practice Area
Environmental and Land Use >> Environmental and Land Use
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Executive/Legal Assistant Duties: Work closely with, and support the needs of, multiple attorneys in the office. Will provide comprehensive legal, secretarial, and administrative support and will provide an opportunity to gain valuable experience and insight into the intersecting fields of energy, environmental issues, real estate, and policy. . Perform complex word processing, including drafting correspondence and business documents, formatting, managing stylistic layouts, and editing documents for accuracy and consistency. Proofread and provide original feedback considering document’s tone, persuasiveness, clarity, and overall message. Schedule, prioritize, and manage calendars, assist with meeting coordination, and book travel arrangements. Assist attorneys with research. Work closely with billing personnel to finalize time entries and perform expense reconciliation and reporting. Provide general office and client support as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree; computer science, concentration in law, business, English, or environmental studies a plus. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Must be willing to demonstrate proofing, editing, and creative skills. Ability to work on a team. Fierce attention to detail. Excellent organization skills. Integrity and discretion with confidential information. Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office. Creative problem solver. Adept at finding solutions to technical problems and automating repetitive tasks.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Van Ness Feldman LLP.
719 Second Avenue
Suite 1150
Seattle, WA 98104


"Average Firm"

Current Employee - Reviewed on September 09, 2017

Find a way to help the older staff that has been at the firm longer to be more open to ideas and opinions. I think that at some point, they stopped learning and it would benefit everyone at the firm if communication was better with ideas.

Pros : Having a laid back and very relaxed atmosphere really helps the firm. There isn't much stress (if any at all) and the staff enjoy coming into work. The workload is always manageable and there are often more interesting cases to work with.
Cons : Some of the staff have been there since the firm began and have a ""my way is the right way"" approach to tasks. In some cases, the thinking is really out dated and a more current approach is better.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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