Legal Assistant Jobs Los Angeles, US, Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, is seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant for its Los Angeles, California office. The Legal Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to attorneys in the areas of Intellectual Property, General Litigation, and Construction Litigation.
Job duties include providing assistance with calendaring, expense reporting, file maintenance/organization, record management, e-filing, upload/download of documents, filing, and other administrative duties as assigned.
A minimum of 5 – 7 years of experience in a law firm setting is required; multi-state litigation experience is preferred. We require intermediate technology skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PDF programs), document management software, and internet research skills.
Experience with Litigation applications such as Legal Tracker, CompuLaw, CounselLink, or Serengeti would be advantageous. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritize, and the willingness to learn.
Candidates must also work efficiently in a fast pace and team environment. We offer excellent benefits and compensation packages. Please submit your resume and salary requirements. EOE
- Conduct legal research on cases and gather pertinent legal information.
- Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations in legal documents.
- Compile, proofread and edit drafts of contracts, leases, licenses, policies, and other legal documents.
- Monitor, study, and develop written summaries of proposed and enacted legislation, regulations, court decisions, industry guidelines, trade journals and other relevant publications.
- Assist with case preparation including opening and closing arguments, and aiding in court motions or pleadings.
- Daily record keeping with the electronic and physical filing of caseloads.
- Analyze and summarize documents.
Skills And Requirements
- Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
- Ability to understand and interpret legal documents.
- Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, Lexis-Nexis, PACER, Westlaw, and other legal research sites.
- Insurance Plans. Insurance benefit plans are great ways to show your employees that you care about them.
- Disability Insurance.
- Tuition Reimbursement.
- Corporate Discounts.
- Paid Vacation.
- Retirement Plans.
- Paid Sick Leaves.
- Performance Bonus.