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Legal Assistant

The Denver office of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an experienced Legal Assistant to support the Complex Litigation Practice Group.  Applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, school transcript and a short writing sample for consideration.   
The Legal Assistant provides support, under direct supervision of attorneys and specialists, on various client and firm matters and a wide range of legal tasks from case inception through case closure.
Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists with the electronic discovery process, including the collection, preservation and review of materials for eventual production; tracks incoming and outgoing productions; assists with the preparation of privilege logs.
  • Establishes and maintains case files, document collections and chronologies.
  • Drafts correspondence.
  • Compiles materials for witness interviews and depositions.
  • Digests and indexes deposition transcripts.
  • Assists with trial preparation and at trial, including trial set ups, organizes trial exhibits and notebooks; develops charts, graphs, and other visual aids; maintains exhibits, takes notes at trial, assists with Trial Director and/or other presentation software. 
  • Develops information retrieval systems with an emphasis on use of computerized litigation support.
  • Cite checks and proofreads documents.
  • Researches, analyzes, and drafts factual memoranda.
  • Conducts computer searches, researches case management functions on client databases or firm resources such as Trial Director, Opus 2 Magnum, Relativity, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, the Internet.
  • Collaborates with Litigation Support on computer issues; i.e., electronic discovery and other matters.
  • Files and retrieves documents at courthouses and government agencies; prepares files and executes electronic filings.
  • Pulls cases and obtains resources from local libraries.
  • Assists and coordinates teams of contract attorneys on document review projects.


  • Minimum of two years of related experience in a law firm supporting litigation practice groups.
  • A minimum of a high school diploma, with a bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Excellent academic record.
  • Paralegal certificate a plus.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Possess reliability, dependability and motivation.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional client service, both internal and external.
  • Highly detail-oriented, including the ability to assess and respond to underlying detail issues and implications.
  • 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 and weekends and travel, as necessary.

For benefits information, please click here.

The salary range for this position is $40,280 to $90,000 commensurate with experience. 

The firm may provide a discretionary bonus annually.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

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