Legal Assistant

CAA | Los Angeles, CA

Posted here June 3


Job Description

A Legal Assistant is sought for litigator in office of the General Counsel. Law school grads with interest in litigation and/or employment law, or candidates with a paralegal certificate or paralegal background looking for exposure to litigation and/or employment law, are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities 

  • Be responsible for handling executive’s calendar, appointment scheduling and calls.

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, MS Word (e.g., redlining), Excel and Power Point, as well as Acrobat Adobe Professional.

  • Prepare daily To Do Lists, manage follow ups and determine which items can be handled directly by the assistant.

  • Draft, format, redline and edit highly confidential agreements and correspondence.

  • Maintain spreadsheets, charts and summaries.

  • Understand the workflow relationships both of the Office of the General Counsel and the agency at large.

  • Be familiar with basic legal concepts, like state and Federal legislation, contract law, administrative agencies, and arbitration.

  • Be able to use Westlaw and database searches using various search techniques.

  • Liaise with multiple external legal counsel on active litigation cases (e.g., scheduling witness depositions, track document production), subpoenas (e.g., e-discovery and document review) and contracts.

  • Utilize electronic signature and calendaring applications to ensure documents are executed, distributed and renewed.

  • Organize and update hard copy and electronic files, ensuring all relevant documents are quickly accessible.

  • Coordinate travel itineraries and prepare monthly expense reports.

  • Occasionally assist with minimal personal tasks such as making reservations, ordering event tickets through CAA, and updating personal calendar.

  • In short, a proactive, meticulously organized, very detail-orientated assistant who manages the overall office for a highly busy legal executive, who is comfortable working with individuals in a variety of roles both within and outside the agency, and who can handle a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Qualifications

  • Possession of a B.A., B.B.A, B.S. or B.F.A (only) is required.

  • Experience in litigation (e.g. prior work in legal clerkship, law firm, or litigation consulting company) is required.  

  • JD or Paralegal Certificate/Legal Assistant Certificate is a plus, but not required.   

  • Knowledge and/or experience in ESI discovery is a plus, but not required.

  • Must have excellent time-management skills and be able to determine prioritization of short-term and long-term projects.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

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