Legal Assistant - Corporate/Business (Cleveland)

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 675 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 Corporate/Business team in our Cleveland office.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant with 3+ years’ legal assistant experience to support our Corporate/Business group in the Cleveland office. Legal Assistants serve clients by providing administrative support to attorneys. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides complete administrative and clerical support to attorneys and other team members in the Corporate/Business Practice Group in our Cleveland 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 updating reports, preparing cover letters and emails, and following-up on client and attorney inquiries.
  • Independently performs administrative duties such as proof reading, editing and releasing attorney time entries; registering, calendaring and reporting Continuing Legal Education credits; and 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 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:

  • Minimum of  3+ years related Legal Assistance experience, preferably in Business/Commercial law.
  • Must demonstrate proficient command of the English language and standard grammar rules
  • Demonstrated 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, acummings@taftlaw.com.


Taft is a State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Affirmative Action Employer as required in those jurisdictions. Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing.