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Litigation Legal Assistant (Austin, Tx) (DFM #285)

Job Type: Legal Secretary
Location: Austin, TX
Company: Confidential
Salary: $70,000-$78,000 DOE

Job Description:

National law firm with 24 offices throughout the country is seeking a professional Legal Administrative Assistant for their Austin, Texas location.  This position is responsible for providing administrative support to multiple attorneys in the Environmental (Public Utility Commission) and Litigation practice groups.  It requires a confident, proactive professional with solid administrative experience.  The ideal candidate will possess superb organizational skills, the ability to handle a multitude of tasks simultaneously, adapt quickly to meet deadlines and regularly exercise independent judgment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interact with staff and attorneys at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient.
  • Deliver exceptional client service both internally and externally in a professional manner with discretion and confidentiality.
  • Proactively demonstrate effective teamwork and provide assistance to other LAAs and timekeepers as time permits.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with other shared services departments.
  • Independently use sound judgment and initiative to develop project timelines.  Anticipate business needs of timekeepers; prioritize assignments, meet deadlines.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing electronic communications.
  • Schedule and coordinate conference rooms including hospitality, facility and technology needs.
  • Proactively manage busy calendars, prioritizing meeting requests with internal and external groups; schedule meetings, inform others of timekeepers’ whereabouts.
  • Create, maintain and index client files, paper and electronic, in partnership with Records Department.
  • Perform routine filing, file retrieval and update document management system as necessary.
  • Review and submit conflict checks, new clients and client matters.
  • Prepare daily time entry for partners and other attorneys, as approved by management and submit in a timely manner.
  • Submit check requests and prepare/submit expense reimbursements.
  • Partner with Accounting to ensure accuracy in billing pursuant to client requirements; perform pre-bill edits, prepare invoices for payment as requests by timekeepers.
  • Type, format, edit, and save documents in document management system; responsible for transcribing dictation.
  • Assist with preparing, drafting and proofreading documents, including cross-referencing, and running document comparisons.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and prepare itineraries.
  • Track and report CLE hours for assigned attorneys.
  • May need to interact with clients or participate in meetings discussing sensitive or confidential matters.
  • Assist timekeepers with daily filings and legal research.
  • Organize, analyze, and identify relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material from various jurisdictions.
  • Provide event planning and coordination support as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 4-10 years prior experience as an Administrative Assistant/Legal Secretary required.
  • Experience in law firm or corporate legal department preferred.
  • Experience in multiple areas of law a plus; litigation experience highly preferred.
  • Some college preferred; background in legal studies/paralegal studies a plus!
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational abilities, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office required (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Typing speed of 60 wpm.

Compensation & Benefits:

The firm provides an excellent benefit package, paid parking, 8:30-5:00 M-F, 37.5 hours/week, Hybrid work environment-3 days per week in office after first 90 day in office training period!

 

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