Project Legal Assistant

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP


Location:
New York, New York 10019
Date:
08/24/2017
2017-08-242017-09-23
Job Code:
936
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
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Job Details

The New York office of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has three (3) entry-level Project Legal Assistant openings.  Applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, school transcript and a short writing sample.  

Project Legal Assistants assist our legal staff in preparing for depositions, due diligence investigations, pre and post-closing transactional work, document productions, and hearings and trials. Under the appropriate supervision and reporting to the Legal Assistant Manager, the qualified candidate will effectively support attorneys and senior legal assistants on a wide range of legal tasks from case inception through case closure.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists with assembly of exhibits and appendices for court papers, depositions, and trials. 
  • Organizes paper and electronic documents for use in depositions or trials.
  • Maintains, indexes and organizes case files and workrooms.
  • Indexes and organizes files for off-site storage.
  • Assists with document collection, review and production.
  • Prepares for and attends depositions, hearings, trials and arbitrations as directed.
  • Files and obtains documents at various courts and agencies.
  • Utilizes legal research software.
  • Supports attorneys and legal assistants in transactional closings.
  • Schedules lien searches and filings.
  • Prepares closing sets.
  • Files and obtains documents at various courts and agencies.
  • Organizes and schedules diligence materials.
  • Updates minute books and summaries of officers and directors.
  • Prepares audit letter responses.
  • Conducts research using various resources including databases and the internet.
  • Assists with department projects as needed and performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma, with a bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Excellent academic record.
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a large workload efficiently and effectively.
  • Highly detail-oriented, including the ability to assess and respond to underlying detail issues and implications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and collegiality.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills, critical thinking abilities and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary, including nights and weekends and travel, as necessary.

Requirements

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our Firm's equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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