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 Legal Administrative Assistant (Litigation) - Wilmington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Morris James Delaware 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Legal
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: Uy7DCsXITz8BX3x37mkdRdAE1QXL5f / Latpro-3830867 
Date posted: Oct-11-2021
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 19801


Legal Administrative Assistant (Litigation)

Morris James LLP, a leading Delaware law firm with approximately 65 attorneys and six offices, seeks an experienced Litigation Administrative Assistant to join its busy Corporate/Commercial Litigation Practice Group in its Wilmington office located at 500 Delaware Ave. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years’ litigation and e-filing experience & must be a driven, detail-oriented self-starter who can work in a fast pace environment handling a high volume of work. This position requires an applicant to have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and proficient word processing skills.

The scheduled hours for this full-time position are 9:00 a.m.- 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday, with some occasional overtime. This is a non-exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience.


  • Prepare/format/edit/proofread legal documents, correspondence, memoranda, etc.;
  • Handle electronic filings via File&ServExpress, CM/ECF;
  • Respond to client phone calls and emails;
  • Enter attorneys’ time and process billing (Familiarity with Aderant Expert is a plus);
  • Properly file documents into electronic management system;
  • Prepare conflicts of interest requests;
  • Open and close files;
  • Assist with overflow work when schedule/workload permits;
  • Manage all client files with discretion and confidentiality;
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned


  • Strong client-service-centered approach and positive attitude with a commitment to excellence;
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information;
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement to work independently as appropriate and as a member of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of clients & professionals in person, by email, and telephone to provide information with tact and diplomacy;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Detail oriented self-starter with an ability to organize and prioritize numerous projects/tasks and balance competing deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


  • Minimum of 5 years' litigation and e-filing experience as a Litigation Administrative Assistant;
  • Must possess strong word processing skills with proficiency in Microsoft 365 products (Word, Outlook, Excel);
  • Familiarity with Worksite/iManage or similar document management system;
  • Flexibility to work overtime on an as-needed basis to meet deadlines

If you enjoy working as a team member and possess initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be a great fit for this position. In addition to providing an excellent working environment, we offer a competitive salary, medical/dental coverage, a 401(k), life/long-term disability/long-term care insurance, paid vacation/sick/holiday days, and more.

Qualified applicants must submit cover letter, resume, plus salary requirements & references to or fax to 302-571-1750.

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