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Junior Legal Assistant - Commercial Litigation

White & Case
Posted May 28
Full Time
HybridLos Angeles, California

Firm Summary


White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary


The Junior Legal Assistant will work in a fast-paced environment under the supervision of attorneys in providing legal services to clients. The Junior Legal Assistant is a member of a team that handles all international litigation for a major social media client, including matters implicating international data protection, defamation, hosting provider liability, privacy and censorship laws.

The Junior Legal Assistant will be part of a team responsible for first-level review, processing, tracking, and implementing established strategy for all new cases received. The Junior Legal Assistant will also be responsible for preparing weekly/monthly summaries of new cases and developments, tracking various litigation statistics, and maintaining matter databases. Necessary are strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently and on a team in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines, effectively manage multiple responsibilities, keep accurate and timely time records, and meet budget and deadline demands. 

Duties and Accountabilities

In addition to the duties described in the Position Summary, Junior Legal Assistants are required to assist other legal teams on an as-needed basis. Such work may include:

 Review new matters received on a daily basis and prepare short summaries for each matter.

    • Develop expert-level knowledge of matter flow.
    • Track matter flow and maintain up-to-date case files.
    • Create/maintain databases, charts, graphs, tables, etc. for data analysis.
    • Utilize litigation support software programs and other spreadsheet and database programs as needed to perform client projects.
    • Prepare daily time entries for services performed.


  • Four year college degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5
  • Strong academic background
  • Clear and concise writing skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Related work and/or internship experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime and long hours
  • Basic knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity and competency with technology
  • Ability to follow through on projects
  • Ability to work under pressure and with a variety of personalities
  • Ability to work with and liaise with colleagues in other internal departments (e.g., Office Services, Practice Technology, Global Technology Services, Research & Information Services, Operations, Practice Assistants, Document Services, etc.)
  • Excellent professional and personal references
  • Excellent judgment
  • High ethical standards
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Foreign language skills a plus (especially Spanish)