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Practice Assistant

Winston & Strawn LLP

Location: Dallas, Texas
Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Posted on: January 14, 2022
Practice Assistant
Dallas , TX
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Job Description
Winston & Strawn is committed to the safety and well-being of our attorneys and staff and currently has a COVID vaccination policy for all of our positions at the firm. POSITION SUMMARY:
The Practice Assistant provides high-quality administrative support in the office and is responsible for a wide range of administrative and organizational tasks. This position provides direct support to attorneys who require on-site assistance and will work alongside Practice Coordinators to support attorney and client needs. This interactive position requires the ability to receive, assess, prioritize, and execute tasks in a timely and effective manner. It requires a high level of attention to detail, responsiveness, critical thinking skills, and professionalism.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide administrative services support to attorneys with a focus on tasks requiring on-site execution and in person interaction with attorneys and legal support staff.
• Work closely with Practice Coordinators on litigation and transactional practice matters, billing, case management, and business development activities.
• Scan and distribute documents; collect and organize case and deal related documents for attorneys .
• Assist with electronic file organization.
• Perform basic word processing tasks include formatting, editing, and revising documents in Microsoft Word.
• Receive, assess, and prioritize projects and tasks - execute or delegate as appropriate.
• Provide clear and timely communication on project and task status and confirm upon completion.
• Other duties as assigned.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School diploma or GED equivalent, Bachelor's degree a plus.
• Two years of administrative support experience. Experience working in a professional services environment a plus.
COMPETENCIES:
Adaptability :
• Ability to learn and embrace new skills and best practices as the position evolves and Firm needs change.
Quality :
• Ability to produce quality work product in a fast-paced, dynamic environment including prioritizing numerous tasks and completing them under time constraints, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Problem Solving/Solution Orientation :
• Ability to act and communicate in a solution-oriented manner; excellent problem solving and collaboration skills .
• Ability to follow instructions effectively and with enthusiasm from a diverse group of attorneys and staff.
Collaboration :
• Ability to develop relationships and foster teamwork at all levels of the Firm.
Professionalism :
• Ability to maintain composure and demonstrate good judgment.
Skills :
• Ability to develop proficiency in legal and administrative applications that support Firm operations and client work; ability to work in an electronic environment including aptitude to set up and host virtual meetings.
Excellence :
• Reliability, flexibility, and adaptability in a team and service- oriented environment with ability to consistently provide a high level of service to internal and external clients.
Professionalism :
• Professional appearance and ability to speak comfortably and professionally with attorneys, staff, clients, court personnel, and vendors.
Schedule :
• Flexibility to work extended hours as needed, often with minimal notice.
We value diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled (EOE=Equal OpportunityEmployer)
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Job Summary
Company
Winston & Strawn LLP
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years