Litigation Legal Assistant
HCMP is currently seeking an experienced full-time litigation legal assistant. Our litigation team practices in all areas of dispute resolution, including trial and appellate litigation, arbitration, mediation, and regulatory proceedings in matters involving corporate and business disputes; employment law; creditors' rights, bankruptcy and insolvency; unfair trade practices; securities; product liability; intellectual property; eminent domain and inverse condemnation; and land use and real estate. Our team also enjoys working together on pro bono litigation for individuals and entities who have suffered injustice but cannot afford legal representation.
Successful litigation assistant candidates must be reliable, be able to work as a part of a team, possess strong attention to detail, exercise excellent organizational skills, be able to handle multiple projects, and take pride in providing the highest-quality work product. Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing, proofreading, and typing are necessary. Knowledge of local, state and federal court rules is strongly preferred.
This position is eligible for hybrid work. We strongly encourage a minimum of one day per week worked in our office, preferably Tuesdays. Business needs may necessitate different or additional in-office days beyond our policy. Our hybrid work policies are subject to change depending on firm and practice needs.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Managing federal and state court filings (ECF) and coordinating service
- Formatting, proofreading, and finalizing correspondence, briefs, pleadings, and discovery material
- Maintaining files from open to close, including conducting conflict checks and new matter opening
- Docketing, calendaring, and tracking deadlines
- Communicating with clients, opposing counsel, court staff, and court reporters
- Prior substantive working experience in a litigation support role
- Ability to handle cases from pre-suit through trial, as well as experience with court procedures and e-filing
- Knowledge of local, state, federal, and appellate court rules and Office of the Hearing Examiner procedural rules
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications (especially Word, Excel and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
- Prior experience with docketing software experience is helpful
- Proficiency in document management and timekeeping systems
- Strong proofreading skills; attention to detail and accuracy is a must
- Strong organizational, prioritization, and communication skills
- Ability to work effectively within tight deadlines
The salary range for this role is $63,000-$105,000, depending on experience and qualifications, with discretionary bonus-earning potential. We offer several market-leading benefits and perks, including hybrid work, fully subsidized medical and dental premiums, a generous 401(k) profit sharing program, commuter expense assistance, a sabbatical program, and paid parental leave, among others. Please see below for more information.
Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
HCMP is pleased to offer the following benefits to its staff professionals:
- Medical, dental and prescription coverage. The firm fully-subsidizes employees’ coverage premiums.
- Medical expense reimbursement program for medical expenses not covered by health insurance
- Life and disability insurance
- 401(k) retirement plan
- 401(k) profit sharing program
- Commuter expense assistance for mass transit, parking and/or rideshare
- Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. We offer a starting vacation accrual of 6.25 hours per month and grant up to 75 hours of paid sick leave per year. We also offer 11 paid holidays and one floating holiday per year.
- Hybrid work for eligible positions
- Paid parental leave
- Sabbatical program after 10 years of continuous employment for staff professionals working at least 50% FTE
- Mobile phone and cellular service for management roles in overtime exempt job classifications
Our firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, military service obligations, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Applicants with disabilities may contact HCMP Human Resources by telephone, fax, e-mail, mail or other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Veronica Sutton, Director of Human Resources, at 206-470-7687 (direct), 206-623-7789 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org.