Legal Assistant

District of Columbia, (none selected)

Posted: 03/01/2023 Employment Type: Legal Assistant Industry: Legal Secretarial Job Number: AA3.1MCM Pay Rate: $70-$90K

Job Description

Well known law firm is seeking an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant to support  trademark and litigation attorneys as well as  paralegals in providing quality legal services to clients including preparation of correspondence, legal documents, electronic and non-electronic court filings, USPTO filings, etc.  Monitoring docket, scheduling meetings, depositions, etc., maintaining files and anticipate client needs. Trademark experience is preferred; litigation experience is a must.


Duties include:

Exercising independent judgment in determining priority levels of all work assigned on a daily basis and ongoing items.  Assuring that high priority items are completed in a timely manner.

Filing electronic and non-electronic filings with various agencies and courts. 

If requested, scheduling appointments and meetings, reminding attorneys of appointments and deadlines, specific court dates and various other dates. 

Initiating or gathering pertinent materials needed for assignments from files, Records Department, Legal Information Services, etc.

Typing, revising, modifying all correspondence, memoranda, notes, outlines, legal documents, charts, forms, etc., whether from drafts, originals or dictation, including drafting routine correspondence related to trademark matters including form reporting and reminder letters.

A general understanding of trademark docketing, the trademark application process and basic Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings.  

Researching trademark applications and registrations on PTO website. The ability to use online databases, court and IP resources such as CM/ECF, the PTO website, search vendor websites and software such as Pattsy.

Preparing and formatting motions, discovery documents and briefs including Table of Contents and Tables of Authorities. Running conflicts, preparing screening forms, sets up engagement letters, orders legal files. 

Opening and reading incoming mail not marked personal and confidential if requested to do so, and responding or forwarding to attorney if appropriate.

Maintaining and organizing files on request and in conjunction with Document Clerk.

Entering and/or releasing attorney's' time, if required. 

Maintaining list of all current billing numbers for assigned timekeepers. Answering and screening telephone calls, 

Assisting callers independently on a  regular basis. 

Exhibiting the discretion to know when to contact the attorney concerning urgent or emergency calls and when to refer to another party.

Performing other responsibilities/tasks as requested.

Resumes should be submitted to Catherine Mitchell; 



Job Requirements

  • One to two years of post-high school education equivalent.  
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related work experience and strong trademark/litigation skills and knowledge of the courts. 
  • Typing speed (adjusted for errors) 55 WPM or greater. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and organizational skills. 
  • Strong proofreading skills and attention to detail. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products required. 
  • Advanced skills in Word required.   
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently. 
  • High degree of confidentiality regarding clients, guests, documents, conversations, etc.

Additional Information

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.

Meet Your Recruiter

Catherine Mitchell
Senior Account Manager

Since 1991, I have had the pleasure of building relationships with clients, candidates and a great team at NRI. The philosophy is simple; honest communication, team work, accountability and passion. It has led me to new experiences, some great new friends and a fantastic network of contacts across diverse industries. The people I have met have shared their interests and we have found much in common; from family bonds including our four legged buddies; to favorite books ; to the great outdoors and the joys of gardening. This has led to the ability to have warm conversations; sharing ideas and conducting business with people I enjoy working with.

I value my network and welcome the opportunity to expand it.
  Please feel free to reach out to discuss your career!

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