Caplan Cobb LLP, a boutique business-litigation law firm in Midtown Atlanta, is looking for a part-time legal assistant to handle administrative and office-management responsibilities.
This is a unique opportunity to join a firm of friendly and energetic lawyers and staff and to be an integral part of a closely knit and sharp team. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of administrative and office-management tasks, including maintaining and organizing electronic and hard-copy files; preparing and processing correspondence and other documents; cite-checking and editing briefs, memoranda, and other legal documents; managing certain aspects of the office and its operations; supporting at least four litigation attorneys; answering phones and greeting visitors and clients; interfacing with vendors; and attending to other day-to-day operational tasks.
Candidates should have the following qualities:
- excellent interpersonal skills;
- a positive attitude;
- professional demeanor;
- great attention to detail and proofreading skills;
- comfort with technology;
- familiarity with the maintenance of legal files;
- the capacity to be a self-starter and to take initiative;
- good judgment;
- the ability to manage multiple priorities; and
- the desire to work for multiple attorneys in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and fun environment.
In addition, familiarity with state and federal legal systems and with the litigation process at the trial and appellate levels is preferred.
A minimum of two years of experience as an administrative assistant, with preference given to those with law-firm experience in civil litigation. Strong Microsoft Office skills and typing is required. Ability to transcribe dictation preferred. Comfort (or the ability quickly to become comfortable) with Apple-based systems strongly preferred.
Hours and Pay:
Approximately 25-30 hours per week, with a preferred schedule of approximately 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday (with a 30-minute break for lunch). Hourly pay rate of $15-$20, depending on experience.