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Legal Assistant - Trial

Company: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Legal Assistant - TrialDorsey & Whitney is an AmLaw 100 international law firm with more than 550 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. We are a premier legal counselor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including banking & financial institutions; development & infrastructure; energy & natural resources; food, beverage & agribusiness; healthcare; and technology.We are seeking aLegal Assistantin our Trial department for our Minneapolis office. As a key member of our team, you will provide administrative support to lawyers and paralegals in the Trial practice group. Do you have strong executive assistant skills? Are you customer serviced focused? If you have a deep understanding of the litigation practice and strong communication skills, we would appreciate hearing from you. Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Proofread, edit, format, and draft electronic correspondence, pleadings, discovery, briefs and other memorandum for accuracy to ensure a high quality product.
  • File legal documents electronically in both state and federal courts.
  • Docket matter related deadlines.
  • Review docket and coordinate with attorneys and paralegals on upcoming dates and deadlines.
  • Maintain attorney calendars by scheduling appointments, conference calls, and meetings.
  • Schedule couriers, court reporters and witnesses.
  • Prepare charts, graphs, and other demonstratives as instructed.
  • Arrange travel and prepare expense reports for attorneys.
  • Perform general office duties such as preparing copies, scanning, and filing documents in both hard copy and electronic format.
  • Process billing and invoices for practice group timekeepers as directed.
  • Anticipate potential problems in meeting deadlines and take appropriate action.
  • Locate information for assignments as directed.
  • Assist with special projects and cooperate with other support staff in performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient operations. What were looking for:
    • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
    • At least 5 years of experience in litigation.
    • Experience with electronic court filing programs such as Minnesota Courts (State) and CM/ECF (Federal).
    • Possess knowledge and understanding of local and federal court rules and procedures.
    • Strong aptitude for technology including database management.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat, including redactions.
    • Ability to exercise good judgement in solving problems, resolving conflict, and maintaining confidential information.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with a service-oriented attitude.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills including proper spelling and grammar.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with others in a courteous and professional manner with all levels of personnel.
    • Strong customer service focus and skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and perform well in stressful situations.
    • Flexibility with schedule (overtime may be required).
    • Excellent attendance.Preferred:
      • Prior experience with NetDocuments or an equivalent document management system.
      • Prior experience with Trial Director or an equivalent litigation database program to assist with trial preparations.About Dorsey:Dorsey offers a competitive pay and benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); a generous paid time off policy; retirement savings plan; profit sharing contribution; paid holidays; paid parental leave, paid volunteer day; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more! (Some benefits are subject to eligibility criteria).Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive workplace. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.Dorsey participates in E-Verify.How to Apply:Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications. Please go to the Careers section of the Dorsey website at www.dorsey.com/staffjobs and complete Dorseys online application form. If a disability affects your ability to apply using our online system, please call 612-492-5178 to discuss reasonable accommodations in connection with your application. We are unable to accept application materials by mail or email. Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening. LI-TC1Office Location:Minneapolis, MN

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