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Legal Assistant - Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration - Philadelphia

Duane Morris LLP, a global law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and around the world, is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant in our Philadelphia office.

The selected candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Proofreading, formatting and editing legal documents including subpoenas, briefs, motions, pleadings, table of contents, collective bargaining agreements,  etc.
  • Filing legal documents (E-Filing)
  • Setting up and maintaining databases and files
  • Handling incoming and outgoing mail
  • Maintaining schedules and calendars including court diaries
  • Receiving clients and visitors and maintaining good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney/client relationships
  • Maintains current knowledge of clients and contacts
  • Organizes and coordinates legal meetings including client interviews, hearings and depositions.
  • Recording time in DTE. time entry system
  • Preparing and managing correspondence
  • Opening new files, requesting conflict of interest checks with record center and maintaining on-line and hard copy files
  • Coordinating billing, proofing billing sheets, and reviewing and editing bills
  • Making appointments and assisting with travel arrangements
  • Other administrative duties as required including supporting the firm’s employment law training programs with attendee correspondence and outreach, certificate distribution, updating program information, etc.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a legal environment supporting litigation attorneys (employment litigation is a plus).
  • Experience supporting a senior level executive desired
  • Ability to organize and prioritize within strict time constraints and handle sensitive and confidential information discreetly is required
  • Working knowledge of local, state and federal filing rules, legal procedures and terminology
  • Transcription and typing skills (70 w.p.m.) for legal documents, correspondence, rough draft and dictation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel); E-filing; Chrome River is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in person and electronically.
  • Ability to follow instructions from a diverse group of clients and attorneys

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including, but not limited to: medical, dental, 401(k) with firm match, pension, life insurance and generous PTO.