Miller & Chevalier strives to offer our staff professionals the opportunity and challenge for personal development and professional growth. The result is a combination of long-serving and newer staff—all skilled and dedicated to working together for the benefit of our clients. Miller & Chevalier staff are provided the tools to become highly skilled through the continual updating of technology and equipment, along with in-house training opportunities and outside educational resources. The firm's investment in staff development pays off when we are able to promote from within—something we do whenever possible.

The 2016 move to our new office building created an environment where staff and lawyers interact in a very open and effective manner. Staff work areas are designed for efficiency and provide close access to required equipment and other technology needs. Ergonomics also play a big role as all workstations and desks throughout the firm are equipped with sit/stand mechanisms. Collaboration areas and beverage pantries on each floor offer flexibility in executing planned or on-the-fly projects.

Legal Administrative Assistant

Description: Miller & Chevalier is seeking a legal administrative assistant to provide support to timekeepers and other legal personnel. The right candidate must be comfortable participating actively in a collaborative team environment and embrace the prospect of broadening their range of responsibilities as new activities and opportunities present themselves.

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively anticipate next steps and follow up with timekeepers to ensure proper execution of all tasks by investing in their practice
  • Create, edit, revise, redline, and/or proofread correspondence and other legal documents using various Microsoft Office applications
  • Assist with billing process by entering time, proofreading, spellchecking, and releasing time, as well as distribute monthly proformas, edit draft proformas, coordinate final invoices with Accounting, and distribute in accordance with client guidelines
  • Prepare new client/matter intake forms
  • Process invoices and travel expense reports via ChromeRiver
  • Manage timekeepers' calendars as needed; schedule meetings, coordinate travel arrangements (renewal of visas and passports), and apprise timekeepers of schedule in advance of commitments
  • Establish, maintain, and update paper and electronic files
  • Assist with preparation of due diligence and e-filings
  • Coordinate and assist with production of business development materials
  • Input client contacts into InterAction
  • Compile documents, notebooks, and exhibits and ensure accurate reproduction
  • Work as a supportive member of a team with timekeepers, case managers, and other legal administrative assistants
  • Back up and assist fellow team members when schedules and workloads dictate
  • Share information and offer ideas and solutions in a team environment
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required

Requirements:  

  • Bachelor's degree desirable
  • Five plus years of experience in a legal environment
  • Technical skills must include proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, a document management system (iManage preferred), and time entry (iTimekeep preferred)
  • Excellent command of English language, oral and written
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a managed team
  • Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects efficiently and simultaneously in a team environment as well as independently
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and interact with all levels of firm personnel
  • Ability to foster cooperative and supportive relationships with peers
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Maintain a positive attitude and approachability
  • Reliable, punctual, and flexible to work overtime as needed

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (currently remote work until return to office)

Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Cari Seidman, HR Specialist
cseidman@milchev.com

Please allow three weeks for a response.  Thank you.

Research Librarian

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Research Librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, legislative, corporate, due diligence, and business development research. The Research Librarian is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm's clients, attorneys, advisors, and staff, and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous development. This is an exempt position.

Qualifications 

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • One to three years' experience in a research role in a law firm library
  • Experience performing legal, legislative, corporate, business, competitive intelligence, and due diligence research
  • Proficiency in: standard online research resources (including, but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, and Hoovers), Microsoft Office programs, and SharePoint
  • Experience with restricted party screening databases (e.g., World-Check) preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research, including legislative and regulatory histories, using online and print resources 
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring
  • Assist in the conflicts and new matter intake process, including due diligence research on potential clients
  • Work closely with marketing and other administrative departments to support the firm's client development and other business initiatives
  • Assist with the library's integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to stay current on technological and research developments and industry best practices 

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Cari Seidman 
Human Resource Specialist
cseidman@milchev.com