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Legal Assistant Job in Portland, OR

Job Code: 54736869
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date Posted: 1/5/2017
Position: Legal Secretary
Practice Area: Litigation
Employment Type: Contract

Legal Assistant Job in Downtown Portland, OR
Special Counsel is excited to announce that we are teaming up with several well respected firms in the Portland area to help find contract Legal Assistants to assist them with an influx projects brought by the new year. These temporary roles offer great networking opportunities and legal experience that are ideal for professionals looking to explore what the Portland legal community has to offer. We are looking for candidates with at least three years of recent Litigation Legal Secretary experience, strong command of both verbal and written legal communication, and proven success running a dynamic desk within a medium to large firm. As the Legal Assistant, you will help manage shifting priorities for fast paced litigation teams. If you interested in hearing more details about these amazing opportunities, then please apply today!
Legal Assistant Job Responsibilities:

  • Formatting briefs, pleadings, correspondence and other legal documents.
  • Filing of legal documents with state and federal courts (e-filing knowledge is a must).
  • Regularly and accurately proofreads all documents to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to distribution or filing.
  • Updating and maintaining client files.
  • Maintaining attorney calendars through Outlook and CompuLaw (i.e. scheduling appointments, calendaring due dates, etc.).
  • Organize and coordinate travel arrangements for assigned attorneys.
  • Accurately enters, reviews and revises timekeeper timesheets including consistent identification of litigation codes, when applicable.
  • Preparing attorney reimbursements and mileage.
  • Consistently providing friendly and helpful telephone support for assigned attorneys and/or receptionist relief.
  • Reviewing and ensuring accuracy of vendor invoices; prepare accurate check requests and timely submit invoices for payment to client or accounting.
  • Participates in the timely review and submission of pre-bills and/or client bills.


  • Minimum of a high school diploma required (College degree is preferred, but not required).
  • At least three years of experience as a litigation legal assistant/secretary required.
  • Knowledge of Oregon federal and state court rules, procedures and e-filing.
  • Highly skilled at proofreading and editing documents.
  • Lexis Nexis, Pacer, ECF, state court filings, Desksite or other comparable document management system, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, CompuLaw, Concur, and Excel.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use phone system, copier, scanner, fax, and printer.

Are you interested in hearing more about these Legal Assistant jobs in Portland, OR? Then click “apply” below or send your resume to jessica.jones@specialcounsel. This position and other great employment opportunities are available on our Special Counsel website at; please check them out!

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