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• Starts Jun 23

Legal Practice Assistant - Asbestos Litigation

💼 Graduate Job

Chicago +6

🤑 $52.9K - $84.6K

AI generated summary

  • Bachelor’s degree, 1 year of experience, self-motivated, excellent communication and organization skills, ability to meet deadlines, work independently and in team settings, manage confidential information with discretion, proficiency in Microsoft 365, flexibility for travel and evening work.
  • The Legal Practice Assistant for Asbestos Litigation at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP will be responsible for managing case files, assisting with document drafting and discovery, coordinating attorney team communications, conducting factual research, and providing general administrative support to ensure efficient client management and overall case progression.

Graduate Job

LegalChicago, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Houston, New York

Description

  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, is seeking to hire a Legal Practice Assistant in our Asbestos Litigation practice, reporting to the Manager of Legal Practice Support.  The position will be responsible for providing a broad range of administrative and substantive legal support to the Asbestos Litigation team in an environment where collaboration and exceptional client service is emphasized. 
  • Legal Practice Assistants are part of ML LawPath®, a comprehensive program that combines substantive law firm experience with practical, hands-on training and professional development opportunities.  It is designed to provide the experience, connections and continuous learning to fast track your career, with an opportunity to form client relationships, routinely engage with Practice Group attorneys and legal professionals, and gain significant analytical and project management skills.  ML LawPath® endeavors to help Legal Practice Assistants develop a well-rounded skill set and best practices that will foster their success as legal professionals and beyond.
  • This position can reside in the following offices: Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or Washington, D.C. It offers a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule. A two- to three-year commitment is expected.
  • All new Legal Practice Assistants must start no later than June 24, 2024.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required;
  • One (1) year of internship or professional experience preferred; professional services industry experience a plus.
  • Independent, self-starting, and self-motivated.
  • Superior written/verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and within a team environment are a must.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • Proven ability to meet stringent deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and balance multiple tasks while operating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft 365.
  • Flexibility to travel and work evening hours at times as needed.

Education requirements

Bachelors

Area of Responsibilities

Legal

Responsibilities

  • Establishes, organizes and maintains case and client files.
  • Manages case and client information manually and digitally through the use of electronic databases.
  • Coordinates the gathering of information, materials, documents, reports, and evidence necessary to respond to discovery.
  • Assists with the compilation, drafting, proofreading, editing, and gathering of factual support for briefs and dispositive motions.
  • Assists in preparing attorneys for motion hearings, settlement conferences, meetings with opposing counsel, and arbitrations.
  • Supports the development and management of case and practice group timelines.
  • Participates in the research and analysis for class actions and other matters.
  • Coordinates communication and planning across attorney teams who are handling multiple client matters.
  • Assists attorneys with the preparation and review of various pleadings, discovery and document production materials.
  • Distributes draft documents to attorneys and clients.
  • Participates in fact investigation and research into publicly available documents.
  • Provides administrative support, including, but not limited to, document production, conflicts checks for new matters, business intake materials, and expense forms/paperwork.
  • Coordinates and participates in day-to-day client management.
  • Participates in supervised client communications to exchange information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the Asbestos Litigation Practice Group.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

hybrid

Start date

Jun 23, 2024

Location

Chicago, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Houston, New York

Salary

52904 - 84647 USD