Legal Assistant - Intellectual Property

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys and 700 employees firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

We are looking for an energetic, customer-service focused legal assistant to serve our intellectual property team in Taft’s Indianapolis office.

 

The Position

We are seeking a Legal Assistant with 3+ years experience supporting our Intellectual Property group in the Indianapolis 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.  

Essential Duties:

  • Exhibits outstanding client service orientation in greeting guests, scheduling meetings, and conducting telephone conferences.
  • Displays a strong attention to detail.
  • Proactively supports attorneys.
  • 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.

 Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience with Intellectual Property legal work.
  • Higher education or coursework related to the legal industry preferred.
  • Proficient command of the English language and standard grammar rules.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings, acummings@taftlaw.com.

Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not, and will not, unlawfully discriminate in hiring or in any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Taft’s EEO representative is Pamela Krivda, Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer, 65 E. State Street, Suite 1000, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4213.  Email address:  pkrivda@taftlaw.com