Job Details

Legal Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Feb 24,2018

Posted on

Feb 03,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Legal 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.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1440 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005


"A Busy Productive Firm"

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.
Cons : Hours here are long and tedious. With so much work expected from you, at times it can become difficult to get responses from superiors.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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