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.

 Requirements:

  • 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 acummings@taftlaw.com.


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.