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30 Apr 2021

Full-Time Legal Administrative Assistant

Southern Environmental Law Center – Posted by LydiaG Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Description

The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking a legal administrative assistant to join our Atlanta, GA office. SELC uses law and policy expertise to protect the South’s natural resources—its land, air, water, coast and wetlands—and to preserve our rural countryside and community character.  Although our regional focus is the Southeast, much of our work is national in scope and impact.

The principal responsibilities of the legal administrative assistant are to provide support to the attorneys in the office and perform and coordinate administrative functions. This support will fall into two main categories. The assistant will have a full range of legal support responsibilities; including court related filings, as well as possible research tasks.  In addition, the assistant will support the attorneys generally, assist in report and presentation preparation and help maintain an efficient and well-organized office. This position may also support the work of our communications staff.

Come join SELC and help make a difference in our region.

About the Position:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides legal and administrative support to SELC attorneys, including submitting filings/comment letters, researching court rules, calendaring deadlines, proofreading and editing written materials, and other legal support tasks.
  • Maintains digital and physical files including pleadings, transcripts, memos, and correspondence; experience with i-Manage/FileSite a plus.
  • Submits FOIA requests and reviews responsive documents in e-discovery software; experience with Logikcull a plus.
  • Performs non-legal research related to our work, including tracking data.
  • Communicates regularly with partner groups and experts.
  • Provides general clerical support for the office, including preparing for meetings, answering phones, greeting visitors, interacting with vendors, ordering office supplies, booking travel, and preparing expense reports and filing.
  • Assists fellow legal assistants with daily tasks in a team-oriented environment.
  • Responds to public inquiries about SELC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent mix of education and experience.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; you engage in ongoing personal learning and are eager to contribute to our organizational efforts to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for clerical, support, and substantive tasks.
  • Mentally flexible, highly reliable, and punctual.
  • Ability to work well both independently and within several different teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency with PCs and Microsoft Office applications, including editing and working with pdfs in Adobe, formatting and formulas in Excel spreadsheets, advanced word processing skills in Word, and creating professional Power Point presentations.
  • Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of legal experience.
  • Environmental interest.
  • Communications experience.

How to Apply

Use this link to go to the job listing on our "Careers" page.  Applicants must submit an application as well as cover letter, resume, and three references through our online application portal.  To access the online application portal click on the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of the job listing's webpage.  Interested persons should apply immediately.  Please reach out to [email protected] if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application.  No phone calls or hard copies please.

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time.

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