Legal Assistant - Business

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with 625 attorneys and over 1,000 total on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our Business team in Cincinnati.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant with 3+ years’ legal assisting experience to support our Business group in the Cincinnati office. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients. This is an entry-level position.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides complete administrative and clerical support to attorneys and other team members in the Business Practice Group in our Cincinnati office.
  • Edits and proofreads complex documents, including proactive review for, and ability to relay, relevant discrepancies/inconsistencies.
  • Actively supports the billing process, including initial review and comment on BIMs, editing BIMs, obtaining, preparing, and/or updating reports, preparing cover letters and/or emails, follow-up on client and attorney inquiries.
  • Independently performs administrative duties such as proofreading, editing, and releasing attorney time entries; registering, calendaring, and reporting Continuing Legal Education credits; requesting and following up on reimbursements and other related tasks.
  • Prepares and reviews letters and memoranda according to Firm standards using word processing and document management systems
  • Exhibits outstanding client service orientation in greeting guests, scheduling meetings, and conducting telephone conferences.
  • Displays a strong attention to detail and numeric aptitude.
  • Anticipates what administrative tasks are needed and proactively performs them.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Proactively monitors deadlines and ensures that attorneys and other team members are aware of the pendency of deadlines.
  • Creates, maintains, and retires files in accordance with Taft’s Information Governance Policy.
  • Assists in managing client contacts, emails, and print documents as well as processing mail.
  • May enter timekeepers’ time into electronic billing management software.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner.


  • Must have 3+ years related Legal Assistance experience, preferably in Business law.
  • Must demonstrate proficient command of the English language and standard grammar rules
  • Demonstrates strong, hands-on working knowledge of, and experience in, using Microsoft Office programs; must have a desire to maintain excellent technical skills and to learn new software by taking advantage of internal training programs.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings at

Taft is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.