O’Melveny & Myers LLP, with approximately 700 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide, helps industry leaders across an array of sectors manage the primary complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy.
We have an immediate opening for an entry level Project Assistant (Legal) to join the paralegal team in the Litigation Department of our Washington, DC office.
As a Project Assistant, you will be an integral member of the paralegal team in support of the firm’s fast-paced and active Litigation Department. Primary responsibilities consist of supporting the paralegal team in all aspects of case management, including the review and analysis of cases and files, verifying project accuracy, legal research and writing, and coordinating court/agency filings at the state and federal levels.
Qualified candidates must possess the following:
excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
effective analytical and problem-solving skills;
the ability to perform effectively as part of a team or independently;
the ability to see all aspects of a project through to completion, sometimes under time-sensitive conditions, and while maintaining quality of the highest level;
the ability to exercise discretion with confidential and sensitive information;
knowledge of basic legal research, and local/federal civil procedures;
strong organizational and effective time management abilities;
demonstrated proficiency and savvy with technology, including Microsoft Office and other litigation support software; and
flexibility to work overtime, travel, or temporarily relocate, as needed.
A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, as is a paralegal certificate or equivalent from an ABA accredited institution is highly preferred. Previous experience as a Litigation Project Assistant or Paralegal in a large law firm or professional services environment is also preferred.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at www.omm.com. Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. Read more here.