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Paractice Assistant

Harrisburg, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Practice Assistant (Litigation)

Emerge is actively recruiting for an exciting new opportunity for a Practice Assistant, Labor & Employment, in Harrisburg, PA! Our client is a national law firm with a proven reputation for providing progressive, industry-leading legal, business, regulatory and government relations advice to our regional, national, and international clients. The Practice Assistant in Harrisburg will be responsible for assisting with our Labor & Employment (LEBI) section; must have litigation experience, Labor and Employment experience a plus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for the Practice Assistant in Harrisburg, PA:

  • Type, proofread, format, and edit correspondence, pleadings, memoranda, agreements, and other legal documents under time-sensitive deadlines; may assist with drafting of pleadings and other documents.
  • Experience e-filing.
  • Open new client and new matter files using Firm software.
  • Keep paper and electronic files for Professionals and clients; maintain email and electronic files using Firm software.
  • Schedule appointments, depositions, and meetings; make travel arrangements; set-up conference calls and video meetings.
  • Provide deadlines to docketing; track litigation deadlines; confirm deadlines are docketed correctly; if applicable.
  • Prepare and submit expense/reimbursement reports.
  • Open and route mail and email, attaching appropriate files and documents.
  • Improve efficiency by utilizing software applications (Firm and practice-specific), expanding on knowledge and learning new applications and skills to achieve a higher quality and more efficient work product.
  • Work as a team and in conjunction with cluster mates, colleagues, and Professionals in specified practice area(s) and office/Firm wide.
  • Liaise with document services for all document production projects.
  • Keep abreast of practice-specific laws, rules, processes, and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues and opposing counsel, as directed.
  • Conduct basic research/analysis, as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

  • A minimum of one year of experience in a professional services environment, preferably a law firm.
  • High school diploma required. College degree a plus.
  • Must possess knowledge and understanding of one or more specific practice areas.
  • Must have knowledge of practice-specific rules, laws, court forms and filing procedures; e-filing.
  • Prior use of a document management system (NetDocs) a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, Excel.
  • Ability to organize/prioritize workload and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and the ability to professionally interact with professionals, clients, and staff.
  • Proven work ethic.
  • Ability to problem-solve and anticipate issues/problems.
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.

Our client offers an outstanding benefit package that includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K Program
  • Pension Profit Sharing Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays



Harrisburg, PA



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