Thursday, February 16, 2017

Legal Assistant Position in International Trade for Recent Grad

The International Trade Legal Assistant will work as a member of the practice’s Legal Support team to manage cases and documents, cite-check and file court and agency documents, perform factual and legal research, and maintain documents and databases.

  • Works with attorneys and other practice Legal Support staff on client-billable projects meeting the Firm's minimum hours expectations, including, but not limited to, organization and management of case documents, both written and electronic; maintaining case calendars; research; cite-checking and/or filing of legal briefs and memoranda; and preparation of forms and applications 
  • Maintains current knowledge of cite-checking and filing requirements at Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, Court of International Trade, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Able to locate and interpret rules and regulations at above-mentioned courts and agencies in order to maintain case filing schedules and calendars
  • Diligently adheres to administrative protective order (APO) requirements and follows internal protocols for safe handling of documents
  • At attorneys’ direction, acts as a liaison between attorneys and clients and/or agency and court representatives by means of written and oral communications
  • Works effectively with a team of attorney and staff personnel to further client goals
  • Trains Project Assistants and other more junior staff in procedures and practice for document preparation and submission, general practice area support, and related projects
  • Other duties as may be assigned by attorneys, Practice Coordinator, and/or the Director of Legal & Practice Support


EDUCATION: Four-year college degree required; major and/or advanced studies in International Relations, International Studies, Economics, or Business preferred.

  • Proficient in cite-checking on documents submitted to the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, and the Court of International Trade; exposure to documents submitted to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit preferred
  • Familiarity with administrative protective order (APO) regulations and filing procedures related to the One-Day Lag Rule
  • Extensive experience with locating, interpreting, and applying court and/or agency rules
  • Very strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Demonstration of consistent growth in substantive professional skills and knowledge of International Trade issues and law, OFAC regulations, and relevant current events
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of Firm personnel, clients, and outside vendors, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated competence in performing both legal and factual research and analysis under the supervision of attorneys (e.g., Westlaw research and document retrieval, open-source web searches, factual research at government agencies and courts, investigative fact-gathering)
  • Proficiency with office productivity applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat); aptitude for learning new software strongly preferred
  • Ability to digest and prepare concise written summaries of administrative and case-related materials
  • Ability to draft basic motions and proposed orders at the direction of attorneys
  • Ability to supervise, train, and delegate to junior personnel

Apply here.