Legal Assistant - Special Assignments

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 475 attorneys and 800 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 (floater) with experience to join our team in Taft’s Cleveland office.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant with 2 -5 years’ experience supporting our Cleveland office as a special assignment Legal Assistant. 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 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.
  • Enters attorney billable hours into the firm billing program.
  • 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.
  • Drafts pleadings (i.e. appearances, summons, motions, orders).
  • Covering for absent Legal Assistants and providing assistance to Partners, Associates, and Paralegals.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years’ experience with Litigation and/or Transactional legal work.
  • 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. 
This job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive or exhaustive listing of work activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice. 
Taft is an at-will employer. Either Taft or an employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, or without reason.