McGuireWoods LLP

  • Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary - Energy Team

    Job Location US-VA-Richmond
    Category Legal Support
  • Overview

    McGuireWoods has an opening for a Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary to support the Energy team in the Richmond, VA office. The Assistant will support partners with legal and administrative tasks to include regulatory filings, document management, opening and closing of files, calendaring, travel arrangements, meeting/conference scheduling and other special projects. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting a busy legal practice and attorneys in leadership roles.   


    McGuireWoods LLP is a global law firm with a legacy reaching back more than 175 years.  We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others.  We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world.  Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity.  For more information, please visit


    • Prepare, edit and format legal document shells and correspondence
    • Assist in the preparation and filing of regulatory statements and reports
    • Manage documents: upload documents to e-rooms and the Document Management System(DMS); scan, save to DMS and distribute matter-related hard copy correspondence, court and agency filings; maintain pleading and document indices when appropriate
    • Coordinate mailings, deliveries, copy jobs and court (paper and electronic) filings where appropriate
    • Organize, maintain case files, and retrieve case files
    • Make travel arrangements as required
    • Manage attorney calendars, email traffic, phone calls, and mail


    • Requires high school diploma or GED and three to five years related legal experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office 2010, Outlook and Elite/DTE (or other comparable time and billing software)
    • High level of professionalism and strong interpersonal skills to interact with all levels within and outside of the firm
    • Ability to work in a team environment and/or independently with little direction


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