Legal Assistant - Litigation

Boardman Clark is a full-service law firm based out of Madison, Wisconsin, overlooking the Capitol Square. One of the area’s premier firms, we are proud to offer our clients big-firm capabilities with a small-firm handshake.

At Boardman Clark, our approach is grounded in a few guiding principles. We know that the best advocacy starts with an uncompromising ethical backbone, and that trust is not given lightly and must be earned every day. We know the best counsel is thoughtful, unvarnished, and balanced.

Ask our clients and our employees what separates Boardman Clark from other law firms, and they will tell you: the people. Our team is comprised of talented, down-to-earth professionals who thrive in a flexible, supportive work environment within its community-oriented culture. We believe in supporting a diverse and inclusive environment, and a well-rounded, thoughtful approach to work and life. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. Here, attorneys enjoy plentiful resources and peer mentorship to promote their professional growth, as well as the flexibility to develop a practice that meets their unique vision and style.

If you are passionate about advocacy and delivering exceptional customer service, appreciate working in a fast-paced environment in the heart of downtown Madison, enjoy variety and challenge in your work, then you should consider joining the Boardman Clark team.

Boardman Clark offers a benefit package which includes Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401k with profit sharing, Firm paid Life, Short-Term, and Long-Term Disability Insurance, subsidized parking, and various other benefit programs. We offer flexibility including a work from home hybrid schedule for most positions after completing your first 3 months of employment.

Boardman Clark is an Equal Employment Opportunity/​Affirmative Action Employer.

Legal Assistant – Emphasis Litigation

Pay: $28.00 — $32.00 per hour

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours / week.

Job Overview

Boardman Clark seeks an experienced Legal Assistant to work in our Litigation Practice Group. The Legal Assistant will be responsible for carrying out administrative services and providing support to firm litigators. The Litigation Legal Assistant will have a definite attention to detail, a strong work ethic, exceptional problem-solving skills and comfort working in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace.

Duties/​Responsibilities

  • Draft, proofread, format and edit pleadings, discovery responses, correspondence, and other legal documents.
  • File pleadings in state and federal courts 
  • Open new matters and initiate conflict checks
  • Organize and maintain filings (including electronic filing) and files.
  • Assist timekeepers with tracking deadlines and organizing projects. Enter timekeepers’ time entries.
  • Type from rough draft, handwritten materials and/​or dictation into proper format.
  • Schedule and calendar appointments and meetings; make travel arrangements and complete expense reports.
  • Serve as back-up to other assistants.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned, including sharing in additional administrative duties.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience as a litigation assistant
  • Strong skills in word processing and computer use; proficiency in MS Office Products (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Adobe Acrobat. 
  • Extensive experience filing documents with state and federal courts. Ability to read and understand court rules, ensure compliance with court rules and assigned judge’s individual rules and practices.
  • High attention to detail and sensitivity to confidential materials
  • Ability to work independently and anticipate needed tasks to complete projects
  • Able and willing to learn new electronic programs
  • Excellent grammar, proofreading and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • High school diploma required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit and/​or stand at a desk and work at a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

If you are passionate and eager to make a difference in the lives of our clients, please submit your resume and cover letter to HR Manager, Boardman & Clark LLP: mhobbs@​boardmanclark.​com

Join our team and help us continue to provide exceptional legal services to individuals and businesses of Dane County and surrounding communities. We look forward to hearing from you!

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