Legal Assistant, Privacy Litigation

Posted 05 March 2024
Salary 70000-80000
LocationLos Angeles
Job type Permanent
Discipline Privacy
Contact NameGeorge Ratcliffe
Remote working Hybrid/Flexible

Job description

Position Summary:

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Legal Assistant with demonstrated litigation, technical and administrative skills to work in Southern California. The selected individual will support attorneys in the Privacy & Cybersecurity Litigation practice group by maintaining and processing case information, electronically filing documents in federal and state court, managing the progression of cases to final disposition, creating electronic files, preparing and processing correspondence, memoranda and complex legal documents, and performing other administrative functions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Prepares documents for state and federal court filings including discovery requests and responses, letters, pleadings, motions and other documents, as well as e-filing in various federal, state, and appellate courts.

· Prepares correspondence, memoranda, and other legal documents from written and oral drafts; drafts standard correspondence, and other documents required by the litigation process; understands specialty areas of practice (Privacy & Cybersecurity Litigation) and can attach appropriate enclosures for specialty area without the need for supervision.

· Formats and proofreads documents to ensure compliance with court rules and grammatical standards. 

· Establishes and maintains calendar and deadline reminder systems; utilizes master calendar system and ensures attorneys compliance and awareness of upcoming deadlines.

· Opens new files and maintains client and general files. Conducts periodic review for possible storage of closed files; prepares files for electronic storage.

· May receive clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship.

· Makes client and client related appointments and travel arrangements for attorneys upon request.

· May enter attorney time for time and billing purposes on a daily basis. 

· Works in a cooperative and fast-paced team environment to ensure all daily tasks such as typing, filing, photocopying, telephone coverage, submission and tracking of attorney expenses, and other administrative duties are covered.

· Responds to messages and requests in a timely manner (which means at least within the same business day as they are made), ensuring that the highest level of cooperation and teamwork is exhibited.

Skills & Qualifications:

· Minimum of 3 years of prior civil litigation law firm experience necessary to gain an understanding of law office policies and procedures and produce accurate legal documents with minimal supervision.  Privacy and Cybersecurity experience is a plus.

· Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft or, on rare occasions, dictation at a minimum level of 70 wpm.

· Ability to proofread and perform editing (e.g., punctuation, grammar, spelling) of law office correspondence and legal matters. Perform basic arithmetic when verifying calculations on forms and documents; maintain records and filing systems at the firms’ designated level. 

· Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints with minimal supervision.

· A working knowledge in software programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel or other similar software programs necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

· Demonstrated knowledge and in-depth experience with various court systems and procedures, including CM/ECF filing. 


· Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays 

· Group Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

· Group Term Life Insurance

· 401(k) Savings Plan with % Match and a Profit-Sharing Plan