30 days old

Legal Practice Assistant - Commercial Litigation

Seattle, WA 98104
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. GENERAL PURPOSE Perkins Coie has an immediate opening for a Legal Practice Assistant to work in our Commercial Litigation Department. Candidate must be detail orientated and have excellent skills in communication, computers, and organization. This position will provide highly varied and complex litigation and administrative support, with minimal supervision, to designated attorneys. This position will promote and maintain the goodwill and reputation of the firm and maintain the highest level of professional conduct and confidentiality. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Proactively maintain an overview of timekeepers' workload and caseload; anticipate next steps and implement follow-up procedures to ensure each task is appropriately tracked and carried through to completion. Provide varied and complex support to timekeepers with moderate supervision. Create, edit, revise, redline, and/or proofread documents from dictation, handwritten, typed, and/or electronic copy. Maintain timekeepers' calendars of meetings and business trips. Coordinate client/attorney/administrative conferences, meetings, and appointments for timekeepers and clients. Coordinate travel arrangements as necessary. Establish and maintain client files. Prepare notebooks as required. Generate pleadings and briefs, including Tables of Contents and Authorities, demonstrate flexibility to handle last-minute filings, prioritize workflow, and prepare documents for state and federal court filings (including state and federal appeals courts). Process and route incoming mail, faxes, and electronic communications. Prepare outgoing mail (including boxes/packages for shipment) for prompt delivery, arranging for messenger services as needed to meet deadlines. Coordinate with docketing specialist, including review of docketing reports for accuracy of dates, to ensure court or agency documents/actions for legal proceedings meet firm docketing requirements. Coordinate preliminary conflicts checks. Prepare new client/matter intake forms and engagement letters. Assist with billing processes, including daily time entry entering, proofreading, spellchecking, and releasing distribute monthly proformas, potentially review and edit proformas, and prepare final with cover letter (if appropriate) in accordance with the firm or department procedures. Demonstrate flexibility to handle tasks and prioritize workflow. Be familiar with and adhere to all firm policies. Keep supervisor informed of activities and any significant problems and/or all personal schedule changes; provide timely and accurate timecards regarding hours worked and days missed. Coordinate absences within workgroups; proactively provide assistance to timekeepers in the absence of the regular Legal Practice Assistant and, when time permits, to other Legal Practice Assistants. Adhere to the principles of client and firm confidentiality, as outlined in the confidentiality agreement signed at the time of hire. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED The ideal candidate will have the ability to accurately type 65 wpm, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and establish effective working relationships across the organization. The candidate must possess a strong command of the English language, including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form, and style. Strong knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, and Excel and familiarity with basic office equipment are necessary. Excellent organizational, prioritization, and a thorough understanding of pertinent legal terminology and procedures are also required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of litigation experience in a law firm environment. Experience with automated litigation support software required.
Posted: 2022-04-22 Expires: 2022-06-21

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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Legal Practice Assistant - Commercial Litigation

Perkins Coie LLP
Seattle, WA 98104

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