Legal Assistant and Office Manager—Texas Office
The Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, seeks a motivated, detail-oriented, and professional individual to fill the role of Legal Assistant and Office Manager for its Texas Office, located in downtown Austin. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in IJ’s mission and a commitment to the principles of free markets, limited government, and individual rights. This position requires an entrepreneurial and innovative person to support the Office’s litigation and legislative work and in particular take ownership of outreach roles like cultivating partnerships with grassroots community organizations and policymakers interested in advancing our mission. We are a small office where collegiality and a shared commitment to excellence are highly valued. Prior experience in a legal or legislative environment is preferred.
This key staff member will have the following responsibilities:
-Assist attorneys with special projects.
-Conduct legal research.
-Proofread and cite-check legal documents.
-Prepare tables of contents and authorities for legal briefs.
-Prepare affidavits for clients and expert witnesses.
-Maintain case files.
-Read and interpret court rules and determine compliance for filings.
-Register attorneys for education courses; track and update bar memberships.
-Track legislative updates throughout the session and assist attorneys with legislative projects.
-Manage law clerk schedules and plan activities.
-Schedule and coordinate meetings.
-Plan and manage attorney travel.
-Answer all incoming telephone calls.
-Greet visitors, guests, and couriers.
-Maintain general office supplies.
-Other duties as assigned.
-Commitment to IJ’s mission.
-1-4 years experience in an office environment.
-Creativity, problem-solving skills, ability to take initiative.
-Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
-Excellent organizational skills.
IJ offers a stimulating and enjoyable work environment with opportunities for professional growth as well as an excellent benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience.