Legal Assistant/Office Manager
Posted: 04/18/17 | SHARE:
Legal Assistant/Office Manager Position
Gupta Wessler PLLC seeks a Legal Assistant/Office Manager, based in our office in Washington, DC, to start in June or July 2017. This is a rare opportunity for a talented college graduate interested in public interest law to become an integral part of a busy practice focused on appeals and constitutional cases. Relevant work experience, particularly in a law-office, advocacy-group, or journalism setting, is preferred.
Gupta Wessler PLLC is the only firm of its kind in the nation—a private public interest law firm specializing in high-profile Supreme Court, appellate, and constitutional litigation. Our cases cover a very broad range of issues, including the First Amendment, consumers’ and workers’ rights, class actions, gun safety, and public health. In these and other areas, we work closely with leading scholars, policy experts, non-profit organizations, and other law firms to help shape the law in ways that enhance justice and improve people’s lives.
The Legal Assistant/Office Manager handles a broad range of administrative and substantive responsibilities for a small but busy law office. Responsibilities include drafting, editing, printing, formatting, and filing legal documents; scheduling and arranging meetings, speaking appearances, and travel; general administrative tasks, including keeping on top of telephone calls and emails for the firm’s lawyers; research relating to cases; developing newsletters and other mailings; and other tasks as assigned.
We’re looking for a bright and energetic college graduate with an interest in the work we do and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills. You should be detail oriented and able to prioritize multiple projects and effectively solve problems while remaining calm in deadline-driven situations. You should care about good writing and editing and be interested in continually improving your own skills as a writer. This job may be ideal for college graduates who are contemplating law school or graduate school.
How to apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, at least one writing sample, and three references to email@example.com. The writing sample can be anything that reveals your general writing and analytic ability; a college research paper, essay, or article on any topic is fine. No telephone inquiries, please.