Litigation Legal Assistant – Philadelphia (West Conshohocken), PA

Job Title: Litigation Legal Assistant

Location: Philadelphia (West Conshohocken), PA

About the Job

A dynamic, growing multi-office Healthcare/Long-Term Care Defense Litigation practice is in need of an experienced assistant and legal secretary.  Responsibilities include supporting attorneys in their day-to-day practices, having an opportunity to take ownership and initiative, serve as a right hand, and have client contact.  This position offers interesting and challenging work, a fun and flexible work environment, and generous benefits package.

Job Requirements

  • Experience as a Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, and/or Paralegal in a litigation practice.
  • 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 (, fax (412.995.3300), or mail. No search firms. No phone calls, please.

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