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Project Assistant

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff


San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Jan 31,2018

Posted on

Jan 06,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Project Assistant The candidate will provide administrative support to the attorneys and paralegals within the designated practice area. Prepares and organizes case documents and assists with the setup and preparation for trials. Organize and index case files and documents. Prepare documents, including letters, forms, presentations, charts and spreadsheets, for attorney review. File documents with government agencies and courts. Assist with research requests; coordinate with the library for additional assistance, as needed. Coordinate with local office services for large copy and binder creation requests. Assist with trial preparation including assembling evidence notebooks with deposition summaries and key pleadings, setting up war rooms and trial work spaces, updating trial exhibits and lists, and filing case documents. Collaborate with the library to obtain expert background materials. Assist associates with the preparation of timelines and indices to organize and manage fact development for cases. Must have Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certificate. Should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word). Strong written and verbal communication skills is required. Strong organizational skills is needed.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
McDermott Will & Emery
227 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5096


"Modern, but also Old-Fashioned "

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Spend more time listening to people - there are insights you can get from people that they'll only give you if they really feel understood. Strive for more fairness and transparency in decision making.

Pros : The firm uses technology quite well, which you might not expect - everything is up to date, and some jobs can be remotely performed, at least some of the time. Benefits are definitely above average.
Cons : Has a lot of the problems inherent to a larger and more established firm. Management sometimes seems unwilling to listen to or to deal with concerns. Not a lot of room for growth, in some functions, and when there are opportunities, you feel like they are distributed to those who are ""insiders"".
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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