• Case Assistant - Litigation & Trial

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/12/2019 3:01 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1232
    Category
    Litigation and Trial
  • General Summary

    At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For©" for 20 years in a row. 

     

    We are currently seeking a Case Assistant to work in our Litigation & Trial Practice Group. The Case Assistant program is an internship designed for recent college graduates who are considering going to law school, or want to learn more about the legal profession.It is designed to be a 9 to 12 month program.  Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, Case Assistants perform a variety of duties to assist the Paralegals and Attorneys to whom they are assigned.  

    Essential Duties

    • Index and organize documents
    • Assist attorneys with deposition preparation
    • Proofread documents and contracts
    • Bates label, duplicate and redact documents
    • Schedule depositions and meetings
    • Prepare and follow up regarding Request for Production of Documents
    • Create, revise and update charts, logs and indices
    • Organize and index correspondence, memorandums, attorney notes, pleadings and other legal documents
    • Research at local courts
    • Assist with document productions
    • Assist with preparation for trial
    • Draft memos regarding the status of projects
    • Maintain current and accurate time records and time sheets
    • Perform special projects as assigned
    • Work often requires more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position; may require irregular or weekend hours

    Skills Needed to be Successful

    • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints
    • Ability to proofread typed material for contextual, grammatical, typographical or spelling errors
    • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions effectively
    • Work requires a high level of mental effort and strain while organizing and maintaining multiple cases
    • Ability to comprehend and interpret verbal and written concepts to facilitate the accurate completion of a task
    • Strong attention to detail, follow through, responsiveness and customer service skills
    • Strong command of the English language
    • Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Additional Information

     Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices. 

     

    The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

     

    Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position.  In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee’s suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.

    Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.

     

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