Senior Legal Assistant/ Litigation

Senior Legal Assistant/ Litigation

Senior Legal Assistant/ Litigation




Wilmington, Delaware

Employment Type



$90000 - $95000

Job Description:

* Assists with preparation of and filing/serving of court documents electronically via File & ServeXpress and PACER CM/ECF.

* Provides support throughout all phases of discovery, including document review, production and depositions.

* Assists with preparation for interviews, depositions, hearings, trials and/or client meetings.

* Proofreads motions, letters and other documents.

* Reviews motions, briefs and other court papers prior to filing, including cite-checking, Shepardizing and document formatting.

* Prepares and handles technical, complex filings, including confidential filing procedures and numerous exhibits.

* Drafts court papers including one-page motions, proposed orders, certificates of service, entries of appearance, transmittal affidavits, letters, verifications to complaints.

* Coordinates with managing law clerks and others to arrange for deadline reminders and distribution of court filings.

* Creates and organizes materials for hearings, such as casebooks and briefing binders.

* Runs searches, codes and pulls documents in Relativity databases.

* Prepares and finalizes privilege and redaction logs.

* Manages numerous deadlines by prioritizing tasks and delegating as necessary.

* Stays up-to-date on court rules and filing requirements.

* Handles advanced, complex projects.

* Ensures that all Litigation case files are maintained within Department-approved protocols and case management systems, and seeks to improve workflows regarding storage and recall of electronic and paper files.

* Organizes and manages electronic and paper files.

* Maintains the integrity of client files.

* Performs non-legal research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC/EDGAR and other media and financial services sites, and/or other court-related websites for case law, statutes, articles, books, etc.

* Assists partners, associates and other legal assistants across offices, practice areas and throughout departments, as needed.

* Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.

* Manages Firm resources responsibly.

* Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.

* Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


* Working knowledge of Delaware Court of Chancery, Supreme and Superior courts rules and procedures

* Working knowledge of Federal Court rules and procedures, including civil and criminal rules

* Demonstrated ability with complex court filings, in both paper and electronic (e-filing) formats

* Advanced knowledge of Excel

* Ability to fluently navigate various electronic databases and document management systems

* Working knowledge of Relativity and other e-discovery applications such as TextMap and CaseMap

* Knowledge of Firm operation, policies and procedures

* Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems

* Strong research skills and proficiency in using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, SEC/EDGAR and other court-related websites and/or media and financial services

* Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills

* Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing

* Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team

* Ability to assume responsibility for assigned projects and tasks

* Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality

* Ability to organize and prioritize work

* Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities

* Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment

* Ability to work well under pressure

* Demonstrates close attention to detail

* Flexibility to travel as required

* Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


* Bachelor's Degree

* Minimum of five years of experience in a legal assistant position or a position requiring similar skillset, expertise and experience