• Case Assistant - Litigation

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/22/2019 9:59 AM)
    Job ID
    Litigation and Trial
  • General Summary

    The Case Assistant program is an Internship designed for recent college graduates who are considering going to law school, or who want to learn more about the legal profession.  It is designed to be 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.  Maintains positive contact with clients and observes confidentiality of client matters. 

    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
    • Ability to retrieve and distribute print volumes, push and pull packages, books, weighing up to 20 pounds and ability to retrieve and replace objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high
    • Strong command of the English language
    • Foreign lanuage preferred (Mandarian)
    • Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Additional Information

    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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