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Legal Assistant

Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
Fairfax, VA 22033
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Position Summary:

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP seeks a full-time, permanent Legal Assistant for its Fairfax, VA office. This position is based out of Fairfax, VA providing support to the Fairfax team but will also remotely support attorneys located in Chicago, IL. Prior experience in civil litigation is necessary, with labor & employment law experience a plus. Candidates must have experience filing with either Virginia or Illinois state courts, and federal filing experience with ECF/PACER. Prior experience working with document management systems like iManage and FileSite is a must. Ideal candidates will be proactive problem solvers and think critically on how to support a litigation-heavy practice.

How to Apply: Please apply online at our website, or email your resume to our Legal Recruiting Specialist, Thomas Reddington, at treddington@constangy.com.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain case files and other filings for a litigation team
  • Conduct state filing onlineand federal filing using ECF/PACER
  • Use CompuLaw docketing system to maintain and monitor deadlines
  • Maintain electronic calendars for assigned attorneys
  • Submit expense reimbursements on behalf of attorneys
  • Coordinate with accounting department on billing and related administrative matters
  • Review and follow-up on client deadlines and calendar appointments
  • Prepare and update case status reports for clients and attorneys
  • Miscellaneous clerical tasks, such as scanning, photocopying, and preparing folders and files for attorneys and paralegals
  • Manage the conflict check and client intake process for new matters
  • Professionally communicate with clients, opposing counsel, vendors, and firm personnel
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and packages


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a Legal Assistant in a civil litigation law firm; labor & employment litigation defense experience a plus
  • Proficiency with state filing in either Virginia or Illinois, or both; Proficiency with federal filing with ECF/PACER is required
  • Prior experience with CompuLaw docketing software is preferred
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Products like Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills


  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays including Juneteenth
  • Group Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; Teladoc coverage for remote medical care
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with % Match and a Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • And more

*These benefits are subject to change

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have received an approved accommodation based on medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation. Our Firm prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in employment based on race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This position is NOT open to receiving candidates from recruiters.


Posted: 2023-02-24 Expires: 2023-03-28

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