Washington, D.C.


An Am Law 50 law firm with 17 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Legal Administrative Assistant in their Washington D.C. office. 

The Opportunity

  • The Legal Administrative Assistant provides a wide range of administrative, clerical, and document services to support the workflow and client service needs of attorneys and other timekeepers.
  • Collaborates with legal secretarial staff and other teams to provide designated and “as needed” administrative services to assist in delivering exemplary service.
  • Answers telephones and relays messages.  Arranges conference calls.
  • Copies, scans, faxes, and prints documents and attachments.
  • Prepares materials for mailing and overnight delivery, including printing, assembling, copying, and ensuring appropriate delivery.
  • Makes conference room reservations.  Coordinates meals, multimedia, and other services as requested.
  • Coordinates travel arrangements through the Firm’s travel department as requested.
  • Prepares expense reimbursements; accurately inputs, codes, and routes invoices and inputs check requests.
  • Performs general word processing, including creating, editing and proofreading practice-specific legal documents, forms, and correspondence, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Assists with billing process, including editing prebills, generating reports, and sending out final invoices.
  • Assists with creating and maintaining client/matter lists and communication lists. Assists with organizing and maintaining physical and electronic documents and files in a timely manner.  Creates and maintains working files and binders as requested.  Utilizes firm technology to accurately store email messages and maintain and retrieve files.
  • Utilizes Outlook to schedule appointments and calendar dates.  Maintains contacts in Outlook.
  • Assists with timenote entry, including inputting timenotes, editing, proofreading, and closing them on a daily basis.
  • Proactively follows-up with secretaries for feedback on projects completed and requests for additional assignments.

Ideal Candidate        

  • High School Diploma required. College Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of one year administrative experience.
  • Experience working in a professional services environment preferred.
  • Prior customer service experience highly desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and commitment to delivering results by assisting co-workers.
  • Client service orientation and ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and complete job assignments in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Proficient with Windows-based software used by the firm, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Typing speed of 45 wpm with high level of accuracy.
  • Flexibility regarding work schedule and availability to work overtime required.

Salary: $58,000.00-$65,000.00, dependent on experience
Date Active: 5.2.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt