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LEGAL ASSISTANT

Organization: Flagler Law Group
Date Posted: 6/14/2018
City: Asheville
Location: North Carolina
Country: United States
Primary Category: Legal
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Description & Details

Legal Assistant

Specialty IP Firm - Asheville, NC office

Sophisticated work with a purpose in the mountains of NC.  Established small firm with national IP practice seeking legal assistant ready to leave the corporate world to serve a unique client base from our Asheville office. 

Qualified applicants will have 3+ years experience as legal assistant or contracts manager for IP or transactional law firm or corporate legal department.  Flagler Law Group serves the legal needs of Christian content organizations by leveraging focused expertise into practical solutions. We are seeking a professional, detail-oriented, solution-driven candidate, who loves to learn and is eager to support our attorneys, serve our clients, and further our mission in a family-friendly work environment. Competitive compensation package with benefits.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Gayle Sawyer: gayle@flaglerlawgroup.com. 

 

Education

·         Bachelor’s degree – 4 years

·         Paralegal or Trademark certificate preferred

Required Experience and Skills:

·         3+ years legal assistant for sophisticated IP or transactional law firm, OR

·         2+ years as contracts manager in corporate legal department AND executive assistant experience

·         Editing and formatting complex legal agreements and letters

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and law firm file management software

·         Highly skilled with MS Word, including complex formatting and track changes

·         Drafting professional letters and email correspondence with proper grammar

·         Scheduling professional meetings and teleconferences in multiple time zones

·         Booking all aspects of travel

Preferred experience:

·         Processing trademark/copyright/publishing industry documents

·         Conducting legal research (Westlaw or LEXIS) and trademark searches

·         Evaluating and implementing file management and CRM systems

·         Coordinating IT contractors as needed to support office network

·         Designing professional slide decks for presentations

·         Filing documents with government agencies

·         Closing corporate transactions/purchase agreements

·         Administering license agreements

·         Performing due diligence

·         Preparing and formatting litigation briefs and tracking discovery

Qualities:

·         Energized by serving others, in this case attorneys in two offices

·         Genuine commitment to further the mission of the firm

·         Exceptional attention to detail and deadlines

·         Excellent professional judgment

·         Humility and empathy, relates to our clients

·         Self-aware, pleasant, mature

·         Intelligent and willing to learn the practice

·         Takes initiative to organize office projects and systems

·         Natural problem solver and able to work under short periods of high stress (a few times a month, as projects/clients require)

·         Willing to do personal errands for employer

·         Highly professional verbal and written communication skills

·         Collaborates well with others as a team player

·         More introverted than extroverted, comfortable in a quiet office

·         Reliable, trustworthy, maintains confidentiality

Work Environment:

·         Short term:  flexible, open to part- or full-time

·         Long term:  full time

·         For proven candidate, open to commuting portion of first year

·         Business casual attire

·         Downtown office

How to Apply / Contact

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Gayle Sawyer: gayle@flaglerlawgroup.com

 

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