Project Assistant

Haynes And Boone, LLP Washington , DC 20013

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

Basic Function

This non-exempt employee will assist attorneys in accomplishing clients goals by using organizational, analytical, and communication skills. Position requires individual who has document management and computer technology skills and who pays strict attention to detail.

Essential Duties

  1. Performs assigned factual and/or basic legal research tasks using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems.

  2. Assists with deposition and trial preparation.

  3. Establishes, organizes and maintains pleading boards, attorney trial notebooks, witness notebooks, document indexes and lists. Devises file organization schemes and supervises file maintenance. Prepares exhibits and schedules.

  4. Assists with document productions, including with preparation of privilege and redaction logs; coordinates demonstrative evidence for hearings and trials; cite checks and assists with preparing briefs for filing.

  5. Attends and contributes to organization/section meetings.

  6. Assists with finalizing and submitting legal filings, including service of copies to opposing counsel and court chambers (in person, by mail, and/or electronically).

Other Duties

  1. Attend and participate in training programs for professional development and building technology skills, e.g., Compulaw, LexisNexis, and/or Westlaw training.

  1. Meets the billable hours expectations and adheres to best practices.

  2. Performs other related duties as needed or assigned.

Reporting Relationship

The Project Assistant reports directly to Human Resources or the Office Administrator.

Qualifications

Knowledge and Experience

The Project Assistant must be able to effectively utilize electronic document applications while having the ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Knowledge of Outlook and Adobe platforms is preferred.

Skills

The Project Assistant must possess excellent verbal and writing skills. Strong computer proficiency is a must, with particular knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Strong communication skills are a must. The Project Assistant should be familiar with effective administrative processes and possess the ability to manage a multitude of tasks and cases simultaneously. This employee should be able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as be an effective member of the team. The ability to work with many different types of personalities at all levels of the organization is a must. Strong organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills are required, as well as strict attention to detail. This individual will need to meet hard deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Education

Bachelors degree in a field related to administration or liberal arts preferred.

Physical Demands

Must be able to move around the office up to 15% of the time to make copies, fax, file, etc; Remains stationary at least 75% of the time; This position constantly operates computers and other office productivity machines (e.g., fax machine, copier, printer, etc.); Occasionally required to move documents or files weighing up to 15 lbs.; This position requires constant communication and exchange of information with the Firm attorneys, clients and staff; This position must be able to inspect and observe information on a computer screen at least 80% of the time.

Working Conditions

Office Environment; Position may require some travel including weekend and week-long travel; Overtime may be required.

Company Description

Haynes and Boone, LLP is one of the American Lawyer top 100 law firms, with more than 600 lawyers in 15 offices and 40 major legal practices. We are among the largest firms based in the United States. Our growth has been driven by our client service strengths, especially our problem-solving acumen and our ability to collaborate with clients.
It is our mission to be a preeminent law firm that serves clients globally on sophisticated legal matters while maintaining a special culture founded on teamwork, a healthy work environment, and a strong work ethic. While every law firm believes culture is an important component of success, our culture is truly unique. Our culture is defined by our collaborative work environment and by putting the interests of our clients first. It focuses on teamwork, an environment of mutual respect, and a long-term view that supports investing in the future and the success of Haynes and Boone as an outstanding professional service institution.
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