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Legal Assistant

Company: Foley & Lardner
Location: Madison
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

The Government Affairs/Legal Assistant provides assistance to multiple attorneys and/or public affairs directors in the daily operation of practicing law and state/federal government relations by providing high quality, confidential work product for clients. The Government Affairs/Legal Assistant performs duties of complex clerical tasks relating to specific functions and requirements as set forth within practice groups using the firm standard word processing and other applicable software.

  • Provide administrative assistance with a high level of confidentiality through the performance of duties including: client communication/direct communication with elected officials, document preparation, scheduling, meeting planning and coordination etc.

  • Communicate Attorney's or Public Affairs Director's instructions to various individuals; furnish and obtain information from other individuals within the practice area

  • Create, organize and maintain client files, follow up on pending matters, perform routine filing and retrieve files when requested

  • Maintain physical and electronic client, research and administrative files utilizing NetDocs

  • Anticipate business needs and prepare necessary documentation in draft for review, including miscellaneous correspondence

  • Interact professionally and promptly with clients, internal and external parties and respond to questions as necessary

  • Provide document production services, including styling and formatting of documents, proofing, as well as utilize firm provided resources to maximize efficiency

  • Prepare documents and packages for mail, messenger and overnight delivery; ensure that all attachments, exhibits and enclosures are intact

  • Assist with recording time entry information

  • Prepare expense reports and disbursements forms

  • Manage political giving account

  • Collaborate with other assistants from time to time as the need arises

  • Other duties as assigned

  • High School Diploma or GED required; Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Excellent typing ability of at least 65 words per minute

  • Prior experience working in a legal/government affairs setting highly preferred

    Job ID: 2023-2820
    External Company Name: Foley & Lardner LLP
    External Company URL:
    Street: 150 East Gilman Street
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours: 40
    Workplace: Hybrid

Keywords: Foley & Lardner, Madison , Legal Assistant, Legal , Madison, Wisconsin

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