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Litigation Administrative Assistant

seeking driven, detail-oriented self-starter

Morris James LLP seeks an experienced Litigation Administrative Assistant to join its busy Corporate/Commercial Litigation practice group in its Wilmington office located at 500 Delaware Ave. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years’ litigation and e-filing experience & must be a driven, detail-oriented self-starter who can work in a fast pace environment handling a high volume of work. This position requires an applicant to have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and proficient word processing skills.

The scheduled hours for this full-time position are 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday, with some occasional overtime. This is a non-exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include

  • Prepare/format/edit/proofread legal documents, correspondence, memoranda, etc.
  • Handle electronic filings via File&ServExpress, CM/ECF
  • Respond to client phone calls and emails
  • Enter attorneys’ time and process billing (Familiarity with Aderant Expert is a plus)
  • Properly file documents into electronic management system
  • Prepare conflicts of interest requests
  • Open and close files
  • Assist with overflow work when schedule/workload permits
  • Manage all client files with discretion and confidentiality
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned  

Skills

  • Strong client-service-centered approach and positive attitude with a commitment to excellence
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement to work independently as appropriate and as a member of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of clients & professionals in person, by email, and telephone to provide information with tact and diplomacy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented self-starter with an ability to organize and prioritize numerous projects/tasks and balance competing deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

 Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years' litigation and e-filing experience as a Litigation Administrative Assistant
  • Must possess strong word processing skills with proficiency in Microsoft 365 products (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Familiarity with Worksite/iManage or similar document management system
  • Flexibility to work overtime on an as-needed basis to meet deadlines

Qualified Candidates Contact Us Today

If you enjoy working as a team member and possess initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be a great fit for this position. In addition to providing an excellent working environment, we offer a competitive salary, medical/dental coverage, a 401(k), life/long-term disability/long-term care insurance, paid vacation/sick/holiday days, and more.

Qualified applicants must submit cover letter, resume, plus salary requirements & references to  cfolt@morrisjames.com or fax to 302-571-1750.

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Corporate/Commercial Litigation Team

Albert Manwaring, Practice Group Chair
Lewis Lazarus, Litigation Department Chair
Albert Carroll, Partner
Clark Collins, Partner
Matthew Lintner, Partner
Ian McCauley, Partner
John Noble, Partner
Tyler O'Connell, Partner
Patricia A. Winston, Partner
Bryan Townsend, Counsel
R. Eric Hacker, Attorney
Kirsten A. Zeberkiewicz, Associate
Barnaby Grzaslewicz, Associate
Joseph Leonard, Associate
Samuel Bashman, Law Clerk
Tasha Ford, Paralegal
Cynthia Lees, Paralegal

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business Torts
Contract Litigation
Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Legal Opinions
LLC, LP, Partnership Litigation
Non-Compete and Trade Secret Protection
Products Liability

Director of Human Resources

Carol Folt
T: 302.888.6823
F: 302.571.1750
cfolt@morrisjames.com

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