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Legal Administrative Assistant/Practice Assistant (7589)

Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Dallas, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 7589  

Job Description:

The Dallas office is seeking a Practice Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to attorneys and assigned legal personnel; maintain positive client relations; maintain the integrity of attorney-client confidentiality; and other assigned Firm-related administrative tasks under general supervision.


  • Performs secretarial support, including composing legal documents, memos, correspondence, and other items of a confidential and complex nature from multiple sources, such as verbal, dictation, hand-written documents and e-mail, to ensure accuracy and completion of assigned tasks as required by scheduled deadlines.
  • Enters daily timekeeping information utilizing the Firm’s technological resources.
  • Proofreads all material produced by the Billing Department, corrects entries as needed or deemed appropriate by legal personnel, ensures timely return to the Billing Department for final processing.
  • Prepares New Business Memorandum and coordinates with Business Intake Department regarding Conflicts Checks.
  • Works with filing assistants ensuring timeliness and accuracy of all files.  Assists filing assistants with preparation of closed files for warehouse storage.
  • Ability to handle telephone interaction responding to non-routine and routine matters.
  • Opens, reviews and sorts all incoming mail.  Alerts legal personnel of deadline-sensitive materials or correspondence requiring immediate attention.
  • Maintains calendar and coordinate both internal and external meetings.
  • Monitors and accurately maintains timekeepers’ dockets.
  • Coordinates projects to, and interacts with, all support departments on behalf of assigned legal personnel to ensure all projects are processed within prescribed deadlines.  Reviews returned projects for accuracy and ensure all directions were followed.
  • Greets clients and visitors when requested to do so by assigned legal personnel; escorts same to appropriate conference area.
  • When requested, responsible for client communication via electronic mail.
  • Attends trainings classes a minimum of 12 hours annually to maximize personal skills and use of technology provided by the Firm.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by manager.


High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of 3 years legal experience, preferably in Corporate, Securities or Finance practices. Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Types a minimum of 50 WPM.  Basic computer skills are required, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.  Basic knowledge of Elite Enterprise and Adobe are also needed. A genuine interest in maintaining a career within the legal industry.  Excellent verbal and written communication with strong proofreading skills.  Possesses outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills.  Highly efficient with great attention-to-detail. Requires regular and predictable attendance during the assigned work schedule.

Becky Barclay