Legal Practice Assistant (Spanish Translation)

Washington, D.C.

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking a Legal Practice Assistant to join the Washington, D.C. office. The Legal Practice Assistant provides attorneys, members of the department, and other professional staff with diversified clerical, administrative, and case/deal support. The Legal Practice Assistant facilitates conversations in English and Spanish languages and provides Spanish translations. The Legal Practice Assistant is the entry-level position within the department and involves significant contact with attorneys, members of the department, and other professional staff.

  • Organizes and manages electronic and paper files.
  • Ensures that all files are maintained with department-approved protocols and case management systems.
  • Maintains the integrity of client files.
  • Assists with the preparation and court filing of pleadings and other court papers, as needed.
  • Assists with retrieval of rules, regulations, and company profiles, as needed.
  • Assists with document productions, transactions, and/or closings.
  • Assists with preparation for interviews, depositions, hearings, trials, and/or client meetings.
  • Performs non-legal research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, and/or other court-related websites for case law, statutes, articles, books, etc.
  • Updates attorney and case and/or deal team binders.
  • Page-checks documents.
  • Assists legal assistants and attorneys across practice areas.
  • Facilitates conversations in English and Spanish languages.
  • Provides translation of client Spanish language documents to/from English for attorney review.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Ability to translate Spanish language documents to/from English and facilitate conversations in English and Spanish languages.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with relevant firm computer software (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel) with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to navigate various electronic databases and document repositories.
  • Strong research skills and proficiency in using various research tools.
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to assume progressive responsibilities within assigned work as experience is gained in the position.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Flexibility to travel and adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operation and business needs.


  • Bachelor's degree
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