Legal Practice Assistant

Litigation

Job #S20180504 – Seattle, Washington

The Seattle office of Perkins Coie has an immediate opening for a Legal Practice Assistant to support our Litigation practice group. This position will provide administrative support with minimal supervision, to designated attorneys, paralegals, other Legal Practice Assistants. 

Responsibilities include preparing documents for state and federal court filings (including state and federal appeals courts), letters, and other documents; setting up and maintaining case files; scheduling and travel coordination; and, assisting with time entry and prebill review. The candidate must be able to generate pleadings and briefs, and demonstrate flexibility to handle last-minute filings and prioritize work flow.  The candidate must also have a strong knowledge of state and federal court rules, and a familiarity with administrative agency rules, and procedures.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and establish effective working relationships throughout operational groups.  They must possess strong command of the English language, including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style, as well as strong knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel, and familiarity with basic office equipment.  Excellent organizational skills, the ability to prioritize workload, the ability to compose correspondence, and thorough understanding of pertinent legal terminology and procedures are also required.

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as five or more years of litigation experience in a law firm environment.

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