Job Title: Litigation Legal Assistant
Location: Philadelphia (West Conshohocken), PA
About the Job
A dynamic and growing Healthcare Defense Litigation practice is in need of an experienced legal secretary. Support attorneys in their day-to-day practices, have an opportunity to take ownership and initiative, serve as a right hand, and have client contact.
- High school diploma or equivalent. College, business school, or other continuing education preferred.
- At least three years’ legal secretary experience, including litigation experience.
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload, efficiently handle multiple projects, and prioritize tasks with competing deadlines. Strong secretarial skills including typing, proofreading, spelling, grammar, and math. Strong technical skills including MS Office Suite applications, especially MS Word. Able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, and anticipate what needs to be done. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service. Can understand and follow specific, detailed instructions. Attentive to detail and highly accurate. Professional manner with clients, attorneys, and others.
Equipment, Physical/Mental Demands, Working Conditions
Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, typewriter, calculator, fax machine, duplicating machine, etc.
Sitting for extended periods, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 20 pounds. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines. Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate with clients in person and via telephone. Ability to crawl, reach, and stretch so as to prepare and maintain files.
Able to deal with stress in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities. Make decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas and technologies. Communicate and successfully interact with various personalities at all organizational levels.
Typical office setting, normally Monday through Friday business hours. Occasional overtime as required.
Burns White conducts criminal background screenings for all newly hired employees.
No search firms
No phone calls, please
Interested candidates who meet the job requirements stated above should submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (412.995.3300), or mail. No search firms. No phone calls, please.