McGuireWoods LLP

  • Practice Assistant

    Job Location US-MD-Baltimore
    Category
    Legal Support
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    McGuireWoods LLP has an opening for a Litigation Practice Assistant/Legal Secretary to join the Business and Securities Litigation team in our Baltimore Office. 

    The Practice Assistant will support attorneys with legal and administrative tasks, which include document preparation and document management, opening and closing of files, calendaring, time entry/billing, travel arrangements, meeting/conference scheduling and other special projects.  The ideal candidate will be service-oriented, team oriented, pay close attention to detail and be able to thrive in a fast pace environment. 

     

    McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and business solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 184 years. Our law firm has earned the loyalty of many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. People come here to do great, challenging work and we provide the resources and training for them to succeed and develop professionally. Working together from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuire Woods is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. For more information, visit www.mcguirewoods.com.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Prepares, edits and formats legal documents, including pleadings and correspondence
    • Assists with the opening of new client matters and the gathering of pertinent information to complete task
    • Manages attorneys’ calendars, coordinates meetings, schedules conference rooms, and makes travel arrangements as required
    • Assists with billing process to include entering attorney time, reviewing pro formas (initiates transfers), editing and preparing draft/final bills and cover letters for clients
    • Prepares forms for expense reports, check requests, reprographic services, etc.
    • Prepares legal documents and correspondence from draft
    • Opens, prioritizes and distributes mail. Coordinates mailings, deliveries, copying and courthouse filings where appropriate
    • Interaction with clients; schedule client and department meetings; manage daily work-flow for assigned attorneys; manage attorney phone and email communication

    Qualifications

    • Requires Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Paralegal Studies Degree and/or five years prior law office experience.
    • Requires strong multitasking skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills
    • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe (or other comparable time entry software)
    • Professional demeanor and detail orientated
    • Excellent communication skills

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