Perkins Coie, LLP Legal Practice Assistant in Washington, United States

Legal Practice AssistantPolitical LawJob #S20170709 – Washington, D.C.

The primary responsibility of the Legal Practice Assistant is to provide relatively routine administrative support, with direct to moderate supervision, to designated attorneys, paralegals, and other Legal Practice Assistants. In addition, as a member of the Perkins Coie LLP professional support staff team, this position is also responsible for promoting and maintaining the good will and reputation of the firm. In this capacity, the Legal Practice Assistant is expected to maintain the highest level of professional conduct and confidentiality.

The ideal candidate must possess the ability to accurately type 65 wpm, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and establish effective working relationships throughout operational groups. Strong command of the English language including excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, form and style. Good knowledge of personal computer and system utilities or other comparable document production software. Familiarity with basic office equipment. Good organizational skills for prioritizing workload. Ability to compose correspondence. Basic knowledge of library operations and records storage procedures for retrieving materials and files for case work. Knowledge of records management. basic understanding of legal terminology and procedures pertinent to the area of assignment. Effective, both independently and as a team member. Confident familiarity with current Windows operating environment (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous law firm experience of three or more years or equivalent preferred. College degree is a plus. As well as, familiarity with standard office procedures in a law firm environment.


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