Legal Assistant - Business and Real Estate

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 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 and Real Estate practice groups in our Indianapolis office.

We are seeking a legal assistant with 3+ years’ legal assistant experience to support our Business and Real Estate practice groups in our Indianapolis 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exhibits outstanding client service orientation in greeting guests, scheduling meetings, and coordinating telephone conferences.
  • Provides skilled, proactive administrative support to Business and Real Estate attorneys and others, on occasion as needed.
  • Displays strong attention to detail.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work.
  • Prepares and reviews letters and memoranda according to Firm standards using word processing and document management systems.
  • Proactively monitors deadlines.
  • Processes requests for payment and reimbursements.
  • 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.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner.
  • Transcribes dictation.
  • Files documents with the courts electronically.


  • 3+ years' legal assistant experience, preferably in Business Law and Real Estate.
  • Some education beyond high school or other coursework related to the legal industry preferred.
  • Proficiency in the following software applications strongly preferred:
    • Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
    • Kofax PDF Converter
    • DeskSite/FileSite/iManage (desired)
    • BigHand Dictation (desired)

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

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