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Legal Assistant

  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #1153
  • Salary: $84,000

POSITION: Legal Assistant

ORGANIZATION: Top Ranked Law Firm

LOCATION: Wilmington, Delaware

COMPENSATION: Base salary commensurate with experience; Generous bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K w/match; Life Insurance; exceptional culture.

SUMMARY: The Legal Assistant will provide high-quality client and attorney support for the firm’s litigation practice. They will be performing administrative tasks and responding to inquiries from Firm clients. 


  • Provide high quality secretarial assistance to Partners and team of Litigation Associates
  • Communicate regularly with service departments, attorneys and clients at offices across the world
  • Act as gatekeeper and liaison, tracking all requests, calls, emails and outstanding matters
  • Perform calendar management for all assigned attorneys; schedule meetings, conference calls, appointments, depositions, due dates, court appearances, etc.; e-file litigation documents in a timely fashion
  • Create, edit and proofread correspondence and legal documents for content, grammar, spelling and formatting
  • Perform electronic filing of court documents (County, State, Federal, etc)
  • Assist with word processing of documents including but not limited to developing table of contents/table of authorities and applying firm styles/formatting
  • Manage billing and timekeeping; track and input attorney time and data, review invoices and statements and collaborate with billing/accounting department regarding processing and payments
  • Review proformas for billings received from Accounting Department; assisting with clerical procedures in connection with the billings 
  • Track and maintain litigation/case deadlines; maintain and update accurate client and counsel contact information; oversee document filing system, maintain case calendar in Firm’s docketing system
  • Communicate effectively with word processing and proofreading personnel to ensure litigation documents are filed in a timely manner
  • Handle sensitive and confidential matters appropriately
  • Organize travel and track expenses for reimbursement


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3+ years of administrative assistant, practice assistant or executive assistant level support in a law firm or financial institution
  • Knowledge of Delaware Court of Chancery, Supreme and Superior courts rules and procedures 
  • Understanding of Federal Court rules and procedures, including civil and criminal rules
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Docs Open
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm and function under pressure in a constantly changing environment
  • Experience with Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC/EDGAR
  • Excellent attendance, punctual and flexible to work overtime
  • Ability to collaborate smoothly with many other people and departments
  • Detail oriented with strong day-to-day organizational skills
  • Ability to be proactive, organize/prioritize work and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • A person seeking a career with an exceptional firm