Job Openings

Legal Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION

Assist with a variety of our civil rights and class action matters in a hands-on, substantive manner. Work closely with attorneys in all aspects of litigation, including legal research, factual investigations, and drafting of memoranda, motions, affidavits, briefs, and correspondence; perform client intake interviews; manage case files; and prepare for and attend depositions, mediations, and court proceedings.

Start date is negotiable.  

Compensation: Salary is competitive and we offer subsidized medical, dental and vision and retirement benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and a demonstrated interest in a legal career. Applicants should have:

  • commitment to civil rights and social justice and an interest in litigation;

  • strong academic credentials;

  • excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills;

  • fastidious organizational skills, with a particular ability to multi-task;

  • excellent research and analytical capabilities, including a strong attention to detail;

  • initiative and energy to see projects to completion;

  • ability to work effectively in a team environment;

  • well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Additional desirable skills: Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel), Adobe Acrobat, and LexisNexis; working fluency in a second language.

Valerian Law is strongly committed to EEO principles and values a diverse workplace.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please send a cover letter along with a resume, transcript and two writing samples of no more than 5 pages each to recruit@valerian.law. All documents should be sent in .doc or .pdf format. Please include in the subject line of the email a heading “2019 Legal Assistant Application.”