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Legal Administrative Assistant (Legal Secretary) - Litigation

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Ballard Spahr LLP has an excellent opportunity for an experienced legal administrative assistant with demonstrated litigation, technical and administrative skills to work in the Denver office.  The selected individual will support attorneys in the Litigation practice group by maintaining and processing case information, managing the progression of cases to final disposition, creating electronic files, preparing and processing correspondence, memoranda and complex legal documents, and performing other administrative functions.

Responsibilities include preparing documents for state and federal court filings, including discovery requests and responses, letters, pleadings, motions and documents, as well as e-filing in various state and federal courts, both trial and appellate.  Administrative duties include scheduling meetings and appointments, maintaining attorney calendars and contact information, new client intake, time entry and billing, file maintenance utilizing the firm's electronic records management system, and travel coordination and expense reimbursement.

Required Skills

Qualified applicants will possess strong communication, organizational, and client service skills and be able to multi-task and work in a team-oriented environment. Top-notch accuracy, spelling, grammar and proofreading skills are necessary. The ability to multi-task and work cooperatively in a team environment to meet deadlines is required.

Required Experience

This position requires a minimum of 5 years of general litigation experience and a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience supporting attorneys in complex litigation is required.  Experience with e-filing, document management and time and billing systems is required (FileSite and Elite experience is a plus). 

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Ballard Spahr offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage; life insurance, short and long-term disability; 401(k) retirement savings plan with a firm contribution and match; and a generous paid time off program. Additional benefits provided are health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a health savings account; firm subsidized emergency child and elder care services; family and medical leave; employee assistance program; and a pre-tax transportation program.  Time worked in excess of 40 hours per week will be paid at time and one-half of the hourly rate.  The salary range is $50,000-$70,000, depending upon experience. 

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

The Firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Job Location

1225 17th Street, Denver, CO

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