McGuireWoods LLP Litigation Practice Assistant in Raleigh, North Carolina

McGuireWoods LLP has an opening for a Litigation Practice Assistant to join the Financial Services Litigation practice in the Raleigh, NC office. The Assistant will support partners and associates with legal and practice management tasks to include document management, drafting and editing of documents including presentations, preparation of filing of legal documents, maintaining case files and matter documents, opening and closing of files, calendaring, time entry/billing, travel arrangements, meeting/conference scheduling and other special projects. The ideal candidate will have one to two years of administrative and/or legal experience and strong technology skills.

McGuireWoods LLP is a major U.S. law firm with offices in the United States and Europe. Tracing the firm's roots back to 1834, McGuireWoods has a long history of growth through mergers with predecessor firms in existing markets, as well as client-centered expansion into new markets. Working with clients to develop these strategies, the firm has kept pace with its clients changing needs -- and helping them meet their goals. This has been the firm's philosophy for more than 175 years, and it continues to direct endeavors as the firm looks toward the future. For more information, please visit

  • Prepares, edits and formats legal documents and correspondence from draft or dictated text

  • Assemble exhibits and hearing binders; prepare document productions; schedule depositions

  • Organize and maintain case files, retrieve case files, and prepare files for closing in accordance with Records Department procedures

  • Coordinate day-to-day workflow of attorneys’ matters and serve as the primary point of contact for attorneys

  • Communicate with clients, vendors, courts, agencies and firm personnel in a professional manner via telephone, email and in person

  • Adapt quickly to changing environment/demands, think one step ahead and suggest next steps on assignments and ways to improve the delivery of client service without being prompted

  • Requires high school diploma or GED and a minimum of one to two years of experience working for a law firm and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; college degree preferred

  • Excellent communication and proofreading skills

  • Planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to function under tight deadlines

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office 2013

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