Legal Assistant (Washington, D.C.)

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 seeking a Legal Assistant to support our team in Taft's Washington, DC office.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant  with 3+ years of legal experience to support our team in our Washington, DC office. 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 skilled, proactive administrative support to attorneys and others, on occasion as needed.
  • Exhibits outstanding client service orientation in greeting guests, scheduling meetings, and conducting telephone conferences.
  • Assists in managing client contacts, emails, and print documents as well as processing mail.
  • Prepares and reviews documents, letters and memoranda according to Firm standards using word processing software 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.
  • Transcribes documents.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner.
  • Displays strong attention to detail.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years' of legal assistant experience.
  • Proficient command of the English language and standard grammar rules.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, sufficient to set and manage priorities; to manage and meet deadlines; and to self-start and assure that work is completed timely.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate collaborative work habits and an ‘ownership mentality’ in understanding the work to be done and assuring that it is timely and accurately completed.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy; good judgment and analytical and problem-solving skills.

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. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP participates in E-VERIFY.