Los Angeles CA

Environmental Legal Assistant (Paralegal)

CM Legal

Environmental Legal Assistant (Paralegal)
The Practice Support Services Department  has Legal Assistant (Paralegal) opening supporting the Environmental Practice Group in the Los Angeles, New York or Washington, DC office.
Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Researching and writing summaries of new judicial, administrative, legislative, and regulatory developments. 
  • Working with Environment Practice Group attorneys to prepare and edit materials for business development projects.
  • Assisting attorneys in the Environmental Practice Group with the preparation of client alerts, presentations, articles, books, and book chapters and with various projects to track legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments.
  • Arranging for case logistics, copy requests, and document organization.
  • Researching and monitoring current and developing cases.
  • Researching case authorities and background material for attorney review.
  • Providing attorneys with general organizational support and other administrative duties.
  • Establishing and maintaining case files, document collections and chronologies.
  • Conducting computer searches, research and case management functions on client databases or firm resources such as Trial Director, Opus 2 Magnum, Relativity, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, the Internet.
  • Assisting with assembly of exhibits and appendices for court papers, depositions, and trials.
  • Organizing paper and electronic documents for use in depositions or trials.
  • Maintaining indexes and organizing case files and workrooms.
  • Indexing and organizing files for off-site storage.
  • Assisting with document collection, review, and production.
  • Preparing for and attending depositions, hearings, trials, and arbitrations as directed.
  • Filing and obtaining documents at various courts and agencies.
  • Utilizing legal research software.
  • Conducting research using various resources including databases and the internet.


  • Four-year college degree strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent academic record. 
  • Minimum of three years of legal assistant experience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage a large workload efficiently and effectively. 
  • Highly detail-oriented with a strategic focus.. 
  • Excellent oral communication skills. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity, and collegiality. 
  • Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, critical thinking abilities and the ability to work well under pressure. 
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary, including nights, weekends, and travel, as necessary.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, school transcript and a short writing sample for consideration. The anticipated base salary for this position is $56,000 to $75,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.


  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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