We are looking for a full-time Legal Assistant for our Center City, Philadelphia environmental law practice. The ideal candidate possesses internal motivation and seeks to excel in the workplace; he or she will be given the opportunity for increased responsibility over time, including working closely with attorneys in deposition and trial preparation.
Responsibilities include both legal and administrative tasks. Legal work involves working closely with attorneys to review and synthesize information in the preparation of memos, correspondences, conference calls, depositions, and motions. The work may include document review, interviewing witnesses, drafting or editing memos, and legal research. Administrative responsibilities involve answering phones, managing the team’s schedule, preparing invoices, processing payments, and hard and electronic filing. Additional responsibilities entail administrative support and management of our firm-run environmental law publication.
This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for recent college graduates interested in working in the legal profession before applying to law school or graduate programs down the line. Interest and experience in environmental sciences is a plus but not a requirement.
Desired Skills & Experience
– Bachelor's degree is required
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Strong research skills
– Experience working in an office environment
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
*Please attach a cover letter and writing sample to your resume as one file. Applications that do not include a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.*