Legal Assistant - Employment and Labor Relations

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 seeking a Legal Assistant to serve our Employment and Labor Relations Group in Taft’s Minneapolis office.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant with 3+ years’ experience to support our Employment and Labor Relations group in the Minneapolis office. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients.  

Essential Duties:

  • Edits and proofreads highly sensitive and confidential documents, this requires proactive review for, and ability to relay, relevant discrepancies/inconsistencies.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of matters and information.
  • E-files in state and federal courts, and uploads documents to the EEOC and other government systems and portals.
  • Manages and maintains time keepers’ schedules and calendars, including coordinating meetings and client calls
  • 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, following up on client and attorney inquiries.
  • Independently performs administrative duties such as proofing, editing, and releasing attorney time entries; registering, calendaring, and reporting CLEs; 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 and software.
  • Exhibits outstanding client service orientation in greeting guests, scheduling meetings, and contacting, supporting and interacting with clients.
  • Displays strong attention to detail.
  • Proactively supports attorneys.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Proactively monitors 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.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner.

 Requirements:

  • 3+ years related experience.
  • Proficient command of the English language and standard grammar rules.
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience in using Microsoft Office programs; desire to maintain and upgrade excellent technical skills and to learn new software

Interested candidates should apply to Alycen Cummings, acummings@taftlaw.com.


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.