Legal Assistant - Contract Opportunities

DC, MD & VA, DC

Posted: 05/13/2019 Employment Type: Legal Assistant Industry: Legal Job Number: JCS - 407 Pay Rate: $18 - $22/Hour

Multiple opportunities supporting the delivery of quality legal services to clients by providing administrative assistance to attorneys and performing specialized administrative tasks pertaining to complex litigation matters. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others in a team-oriented environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Proofread all documents for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors, and completeness prior to distribution or filing
  • Maintain and organize physical and electronic files, following the standard naming and profiling conventions when scanning, emailing, and saving documents to the document management system
  • Draft standard pleadings, correspondence, memoranda and other documents
  • Assist assigned attorneys with completing and tracking CLE compliance, presentations and training programs, other business development activities, and organizing all other non-billable activities
  • Exhibit good judgment and organizational skills
  • Regularly anticipate the needs of assigned attorneys in order to promote timekeeper efficiencies (i.e., draft correspondence, prepare materials for meetings in advance)
  • Submit expense reimbursements on behalf of assigned attorneys
  • Enter attorney billing time entries
  • Coordinate with accounting department on billing and related administrative matters

 

  • BA/BS
  • 3-5 years of experience as a legal assistant, working with executive level individuals working under high pressure
  • Strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, Document Management System, Time Entry, e-Filing and database software
  • High level sense of awareness and protection of confidential information
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail

NRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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