Boston MA

Litigation Practice Assistant – General Litigation

CM Legal

Practice Assistant (General Litigation)

Our client is seeking a Litigation Practice Assistant for its Boston office. The Litigation Practice Assistant is responsible for administrative support for assigned attorneys including typing, filing, working with briefs, motions and pleadings; answering phone calls and scheduling appointments.


  • Thorough understanding of the processes of state and federal litigation.
  • Knowledge of and experience with e‐filing, discovery, document production, trial procedures, document management, calendaring, case management, and client billing procedures.
  • Review bills for accuracy and prepare transmittal letters to clients.
  • Indexing and updating pleadings and discovery binders.
  • Supporting legal research and communicating with vendors, experts, lawyers, opposing counsel, clients and staff.
  • Type and edit documents from handwritten drafts and Dictaphone/Winscribe, including correspondence, memos, spreadsheets, etc. and proofreads copy for spelling, grammar, and layout, making appropriate changes. Responsible for accuracy and timeliness of final work product.
  • Answer phones, take accurate messages, routes calls appropriately and responds to all inquiries.
  • Make photocopies and scan documents, as needed.
  • Establish, update and maintain client and internal files. Retrieve information from files when needed.
  • Reconcile and submit attorney expenses using Chrome River software.
  • Maintain attorney calendars; coordinate the scheduling of meetings, and make reservations for same using Condeco software.

Knowledge & Skills Required

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Detail‐oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, organizational and problem‐solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 5 years’ experience as a litigation practice assistant
  • Associates/Bachelor’s degree preferred

Physical Demands of Position
Work is performed in a professional office environment and requires the following during the work day:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time (working at a computer)
  • Repetitive movement (i.e. heavy computer/keyboard use).
  • May require occasional light lifting (files, copy paper, etc.).

In addition to the essential functions outlined above:

  • Individual in this position will provide additional assistance and support as directed by their supervisor.
  • Available to work overtime.
  • This job description is subject to change at any time.
  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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