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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileLegal Assistant Duties: Handles complex projects with limited supervision. Organizes and manages electronic and paper files. Ensures that all files are maintained within department-approved protocols and case management systems. Maintains the integrity of client files. Assists with the preparation and/or filing of pleadings, court papers, registration documents, forms, etc., as needed. Assists with retrieval of rules, regulations, and company profiles, as needed. Assists with document productions, transactions, and/or closings. Assists with preparation for interviews, depositions, hearings, trials, and/or client meetings. Proofreads briefs, memoranda of law, opinions, and other documents, as needed. Performs cross-reference and defined terms checks, as needed. Pulls cases, shepardizes briefs, and handles or coordinates cite-checking, as needed. Performs non-legal research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC/EDGAR and other media and financial service sites, and/or other court-related websites for case law, statutes, articles, books, etc. Updates attorney and case/deal team binders. Manages databases in accord with Firm standards. Assists other legal assistants and attorneys across practice areas.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. 1+ year of experience in a legal assistant position or a position requiring similar skillset, expertise, and experience. Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Word and Excel. Ability to navigate various electronic databases and document repositories. Strong research skills and proficiency in using various research tools, including the Internet. Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC/EDGAR and court-related websites and/or media and financial services. Ability to work overtime and to travel as required. Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1440 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Former Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017
Find a balance with work and life. There are many responsibilities expected from you when you work at this firm, while it can feel rewarding, it becomes exhausting. Keep track of your superiors if you are in need of questions being answered."Pros : A great work environment that makes you feel productive. The work here is demanding, but rewarding. The staff is great and goes out of their way to work around your needs. There is room for growth and overall I had a great time working here.