Legal Assistant

Washington D.C., DC 20036

Posted: 07/09/2024 Industry: Employee Benefits & Retirement Services Job Number: JL24.6.14.1 Pay Rate: $70,000 - $90,000 Remote Friendly: On-Site Experience:

Job Description

Job Description: Legal Assistant

Washington D.C.

Position Overview: We are seeking a proficient and experienced Legal Assistant to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years of experience in legal administrative support, with a strong emphasis on drafting correspondence, proofreading legal documents, and managing various administrative tasks. This role offers a competitive salary ranging from $70,000 to $90,000 annually, with the opportunity for hybrid work arrangements after a 90-day training period.

Responsibilities:

  1. Drafting Correspondence: Efficiently draft routine correspondence and emails based on handwritten notes provided by attorneys, ensuring accuracy and adherence to professional standards.
  2. Proofreading and Editing: Review and edit attorney correspondence for grammar, punctuation, and formatting consistency. Proficiency in document editing and formatting in Microsoft Word is essential.
  3. Track Changes Management: Occasionally edit documents using the "Track Changes" feature in Microsoft Word, ensuring precise version control and collaborative editing processes.
  4. Blackline/Compare Documents: Compare two documents for variances, utilizing both Microsoft Word and third-party software when necessary.
  5. Document Conversion and Formatting: Convert documents between PDF and Word formats as needed, and ensure consistent formatting for clarity and professionalism.
  6. Email Correspondence Management: Manage attorney's email correspondence, including sending emails on behalf of the attorney to identified recipients. Conduct occasional research to update contact information and prevent miscommunication.
  7. Contact Management: Monitor correspondence and client materials for contact changes, such as board minutes. Verify changes with attorneys and ensure accurate contact information is maintained.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of four years of experience as a Legal Assistant or in a similar role within a legal setting.
  • Proficiency in drafting routine correspondence and emails from handwritten notes.
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, including experience with Track Changes.
  • Familiarity with document comparison tools and ability to adapt to different software platforms.
  • Experience in document conversion between PDF and Word formats.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies, Business Administration, or related field preferred.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary ranging from $70,000 to $90,000 annually
  • Opportunity for hybrid work arrangements after 90-day training period
  • Comprehensive health insurance package
  • Retirement savings plan with employer matching
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development and training opportunities

Join our team and contribute to the success of our legal practice by providing exceptional administrative support to our attorneys and clients. If you meet the qualifications and are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding role, we encourage you to apply today!

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Meet Your Recruiter

Jasmine Laney
Executive Recruiter

I Joined CPS, inc’s Employee Benefits division earlier this year and feel like I’ve found my home. I recruit at all levels of experience within the qualified and nonqualified retirement plan industry. My expertise includes Talent Acquisition, Employee Onboarding & Assessment, Staff Development, Salary Analysis, Management Consulting, Career Consultation, and Candidate Generation. When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. You can find me refereeing for IHSA on the weekends and perfecting my euro-step like Lebron… Even though he travels… Get in touch with me about opportunities or if you want to chat about the latest games.  

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