Legal Support Assistant - On-going Assignment
Employment Type: Full-Time
As a Legal Support Assistant, you will be a critical part of Alston & Bird's world class professional service staff. You will be part of a team that delivers TOP ECHELON support to our internal and external clients. The Atlanta office of Alston & Bird is accepting applications for the position of Legal Support Assistant.
Candidates who apply should have a strong interest in learning more about the practice of law and be eager to develop and apply the highest standards of excellence to all assigned duties. Legal Support Assistant positions have historically provided excellent opportunities for future growth within the practice area and firm. Knowledge of and experience with general office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is preferred. A working knowledge of general office procedures and filing techniques, along with the capability to concentrate on details and prioritize work is essential. Ideal candidates should have the ability to work independently, communicate effectively, efficiently handle a shifting workload, and analyze complex situations. Strong candidates will offer flexibility to extend their working hours occasionally when required by business need. This includes performing a variety of administrative duties including: project work; database entry; file maintenance; file organization; file indexing; file closing; preparation of file labels and folders; document production; binder organization; and assisting with copying.
Skills Needed to be Successful
* Previous experience in a professional work environment.
* A four-year college degree is preferred.
* General knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook is highly desirable.
At Alston & Bird, our people trust who they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy their colleagues, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the '100 Best Companies to Work For©' for 21 years in a row.
Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status, or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.
The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned, and requirements may vary from time to time.
Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee's suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.
Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.