Project Legal Assistant

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Description

An international law firm wtih offices in Washington, D.C. is seeking 3 Project Legal Assistants in their Washington, D.C. office.

Project Legal Assistants assist the legal staff in preparing for depositions, due diligence investigations, pre and post-closing transactional work, document productions, and hearings and trials.


Responsibilities:
• Assists with assembly of exhibits and appendices for court papers, depositions, and trials.
• Organizes paper and electronic documents for use in depositions or trials.
• Maintains, indexes and organizes case files and workrooms.
• Indexes and organizes files for off-site storage.
• Assists with document collection, review and production.
• Prepares for and attends depositions, hearings, trials and arbitrations as directed.
• Files and obtains documents at various courts and agencies.
• Utilizes legal research software.
• Supports attorneys and legal assistants in transactional closings.
• Schedules lien searches and filings.
• Prepares closing sets.
• Files and obtains documents at various courts and agencies.
• Organizes and schedules diligence materials.
• Updates minute books and summaries of officers and directors.
• Prepares audit letter responses.
• Conducts research using various resources including databases and the internet.

Requirements

• A minimum of a high school diploma, with a bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

• Excellent academic record.

• Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a large workload efficiently and effectively.

• Highly detail-oriented, including the ability to assess and respond to underlying detail issues and implications.

• Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and collegiality.

• Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

• Exceptional problem solving skills, critical thinking abilities and the ability to work well under pressure.

• Flexibility to work overtime as necessary, including nights and weekends and travel, as necessary.

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