Litigation Secretary/Consultant

District of Columbia, DC

Posted: 05/30/2024 Employment Type: Legal Secretary Industry: Legal Job Number: AT-DC-49051 Pay Rate: 85k+DOE

Job Description

Job Description and Key Responsibilities 


The ideal candidate provides high-quality litigation support to a group of lawyers and professionals in a team environment to effectively and efficiently meet Firm and client needs.  The ideal candidate will prepare a variety of litigation pleadings. The Candidate arranging filing and service of documents and electronically filing and serving court documents as required by the court. Will have extensive client contact including handling incoming calls, as well as correspondence and appointments for timekeepers, creation and maintenance of files and e-files and other administrative support. Should have 5+ years of experience.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Create, format, edit, proofread, and manage Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. Draft routine correspondence, forms, etc. under the supervision of an appropriate lawyer/professional.
  • Answer telephone and routine questions from clients and staff members and route calls to appropriate lawyer or staff member.
  • Assist with managing lawyer’s calendar by scheduling appointments, depositions, meetings (external and internal), hearings, closings, etc.
  • Schedule domestic and foreign travel through firm travel system, including flights, hotels and/or car rentals.
  • Track, organize, and process reimbursements, invoices, and check requests.
  • Run conflict checks, open new client matters, and draft engagement letters and other required documents, provide guidance to lawyers so completed forms are submitted properly.
  • Opens, prioritizes and distributes mail. Coordinates mailings, deliveries, copying and courthouse filings where appropriate.
  • Enter and manage work requests from lawyers in the workflow tool and complete according to provided deadlines.
  • Perform routine filing, photocopying, scanning, compiling, and distributing of documents; identify and coordinate available services provided by administrative departments such as office services, the IT Help Desk, word processing, accounting, billing, and records.
  • Operates independently to ensure assignments, which may be complex in nature or require high-level production, are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Produces a high volume of work assignments in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Perform clerical duties for non-legal departments, as needed.


Immediate Consideration, please email your resume and Cover letter directly

Job Requirements


  • 4-5 years supporting lawyers and paralegals with administrative or client-related tasks.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with Work site and File site document management system.
  • Has attained proficiency in all of the core legal administrative assistant functions and has advanced technical and communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Superb attention to detail, grammar, and punctuation, and the ability to articulate thoughts and effectively present new ideas and findings.


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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.

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