Intellectual Property Legal Assistant

Our busy law firm is currently seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Legal Assistant. The Legal Assistant will be responsible for carrying out administrative services and providing support to the intellectual property team. The ideal candidate for this position has a definite attention to detail, a strong work ethic, exceptional problem-solving skills and comfort working in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide administrative support to lawyer and enhance office effectiveness
  • Administratively support the filing and prosecution of patents, trademarks, copyrights and provide litigation support.
  • Conduct documentary research
  • Locate and develop case relevant information
  • Prepare and file basic legal documents and correspondence
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Monitor deadlines and juggle calendars


  • Proven working experience as legal assistant or legal secretary, preferably with a background in patent and trademark prosecution
  • Familiarity with law, legal procedures and protocols
  • Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office
  • Computer literacy
  • Proficiency in English
  • Working knowledge of legal billing and document management software
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Education: High School Diploma is required. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Skills: Organization, Communication, Critical Listening, Problem Solving, Prioritization
  • Personal characteristics: Trustworthy, Consistent, Detail oriented, Dependable, Self-starter, Unflappable

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Could you be the person that Boardman Clark is looking for? If so, please send cover letter and resume to: Office Manager, Boardman & Clark LLP, P.O. Box 927, Madison, WI 53701-0927 or email

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