Practice Assistant (Corporate & Litigation)

POSITION: Legal Administrative Assistant (Corporate & Litigation)

COMPENSATION: Base salary up to $115K, commensurate with experience, plus paid overtime, very generous bonus, medical benefits, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, PTO, 401K, etc.

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

THE ORGANIZATION: Elite International Law Firm

SUMMARY: Top-ranked international law firm is seeking Corporate & Litigation Practice Assistants to provide support to the practice assistant team to meet the Firm and client’s needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide executive legal secretarial support to Firm, Partners, Associates and Administration
  • Function with autonomy and work on special projects with each case and client
  • Handles complex legal secretarial activities (may be highly confidential and require discretion)
  • Performs research as directed by attorneys
  • Interface and establish ongoing positive business relationship with clients
  • Communicate effectively on busy, multiple telephone lines
  • Type, format, edit and finalize legal documents
  • Transcribe taped records of conferences and meetings
  • Compose routine letters and memoranda and prepare reports
  • Establish and maintain office files and records materials
  • Assist in the preparation of time-keeping, travel, expense reports and other personnel records
  • Schedule and arrange meetings and conferences
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma required
  • College degree preferred
  • 2+ years in a legal secretarial/assistant experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm and function under pressure in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, dispassionately and diplomatically
  • Must have advanced proficiency working in MS Word (formatting documents utilizing Styles), PowerPoint and Excel
  • 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