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Litigation Legal Assistant (onsite or hybrid, full or part time) – Center City Philadelphia, PA

Apr 21, 2023 | Available Staff Positions

Job Title: Litigation Legal Assistant (onsite or hybrid, full or part time)

Location: Center City Philadelphia, PA

About the Job

We are a well-established team with a top-notch reputation for defending healthcare-related entities and healthcare professionals. We take our work and providing client service seriously, and we are proud of what we’re able to accomplish as a team. Loyalty and professionalism are hallmarks of our team’s operations, and we offer a mutually respectful work environment. Teaching and mentoring are important to us, as are the effective working relationships we have built with other over the years. Individuals who are eager to learn and able to build partnerships at all levels will do well. With us, you will enjoy the personal feel of a smaller office, but with all the benefits of a larger firm.

This position supports attorneys respected in the areas complex litigation, healthcare, and professional and products liability.

Job Requirements

  • Experience in a legal support role required, including familiarity with the litigation process.
  • Excellent administrative/secretarial skills. Ability to organize and prioritize workload, efficiently handle multiple projects, and prioritize tasks with competing deadlines. Able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, and anticipate what needs to be done. Able to handle pressure and deal effectively with difficult situations and people. Good under pressure and in handling difficult or demanding people. Can understand and follow specific, detailed instructions. Attentive to detail and highly accurate. Professional manner with clients, attorneys, and others.
  • Strong technical skills including MS Office Suite applications, especially MS Word. Experience with document management systems a plus.

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 in person and via telephone with internal and external customers.

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.

Burns White completes criminal background screenings for all new hires as a condition of employment.

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.