Project Assistant

  • 590 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Founded with a commitment to build a different kind of law firm, Crowell & Moring LLP today is an international law firm representing clients in litigation and investigations, regulatory and transactional matters. We are internationally recognized for our representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as our ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. With nearly 550 lawyers based in seven offices in the United States and Europe, the firm helps international corporations and emerging enterprises navigate complex legal challenges and create business solutions across the globe.

Job Summary:
Project Assistants are members of the Practice Support Department who assist paralegals, senior paralegals, case managers, and attorneys on various projects. They may be assigned to one or more of the firm’s practice groups. Project Assistants have the opportunity to expand their skills as they gain work experience. Project Assistants have a minimum billing requirement of 1600 hours per year.

Job Responsibilities:
·    Assists with the maintenance of case files and documents.
·    Assists with bates labeling and quality checking of document productions.
·    Redacts confidential information from client documents (electronic and paper) in preparation for document production.
·    Drafts, edits, and proofreads cover letters, administrative memos, and Word documents.
·    Coordinates projects with other firm support departments or outside vendors as necessary.
·    Prepares and maintains litigation databases and Excel spreadsheets.
·    Performs searches in litigation databases and paper files.
·    Assists in the maintenance of practice group document libraries.
·    Reviews and organizes case correspondence and pleadings.
·    Performs basic legal and factual research (including paper and electronic sources).
·    Proofreads pleadings, briefs, and other documents as required by the practice group as requested.
·    Assists with preparing filings for courts or government agencies.
·    Prepares documents for depositions, hearings, and trials.

Qualifications

Requirements:

Education 
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience 
No minimum experience required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
·    Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing with attorneys, staff and external contacts.
·    Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.
·    Strong attention to detail, including superior spelling and grammar.
·    Proficiency in Arabic preferred; interest in Middle Eastern Studies a plus.
·    Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external contacts.
·    Ability to work effectively, both independently and with others in a cooperative, enthusiastic, and friendly manner to accomplish position functions and participate in team goals.
·    Ability to communicate information with tact and courtesy.
·    Ability to follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys, and staff.
·    Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred.
·    Moderate typing skills.
·    Ability to travel or work overtime as necessary.

Additional Information

Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes progressive options such as back up child care, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.

EOE m/f/d/v
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