Legal Support Staff


Newmeyer & Dillion’s client-focused approach in which attorneys and staff work together to provide the highest level of service and cost-efficient, innovative and practical legal solutions is what allows us to be leaders in our legal practice areas. We look for professionals who are mature, self-motivated, confident, articulate, entrepreneurial, and hardworking. An ideal candidate will fit the firm's cultural pillars of Like, Trust, Respect & Loyalty. We promote a spirit of personal motivation and encourage an attitude of self-confidence among all members of our firm. We provide our staff with generous benefits and a comfortable working environment.

Newmeyer & Dillion offers challenging and satisfying careers in the following legal support areas:
• Legal Administrative Assistants
• Paralegals
• Clerks

If you are interested in growing your career at Newmeyer & Dillion, please submit your resume to resumes@ndlf.com


Legal Administrative Assistant (Legal Secretary) (Walnut Creek)

The Legal Administrative Assistant position (formerly labeled Legal Secretary) performs a variety of administrative/secretarial support duties. The position requires thorough knowledge of secretarial processes and procedures, information technology systems, research tools and a broad-based understanding of the clients, matters and associated practices.  The scope of responsibilities includes prioritizing, managing and following through on multiple projects, and communicating effectively, courteously and professionally with clients, attorneys, staff and peers.

Specific responsibilities:
Document creation; processing court filings with state and federal courts; maintaining case calendaring and deadline reminder systems; utilizing internal data sources such as the document management system and Internet to search and retrieve information; and collaboration with team members. 

Requirements:

  • Minimum three years of administrative or litigation secretarial experience.
  • Full knowledge of filing in federal and state courts.
  • Confidence, adaptability, attention to detail, ability to take ownership and monitor a caseload.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook, basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and general database systems; working knowledge of current technology to include imaging and scanning applications.

Legal Support Assistant (Newport Beach)

Under the mentorship of appointed Legal Administrative Assistants (LAAs), the Legal Support Assistant position provides backup administrative and clerical support to litigation and transactional secretaries as necessary.  The Legal Support Assistant works closely with LAAs to continually grow in understanding and ability to perform administrative functions in a law firm environment and must demonstrate excellent communication, grammatical, proofreading and organizational skills.

Requirements:

  • 3 years of administrative or secretarial experience preferred, preferably in a professional services environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook; working knowledge of current technology to include imaging and scanning applications.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, possesses the ability to take direction well, and collaborates as a team member.
  • Ability to develop trust and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to successfully perform position requirements with excellent organizational, time management, and prioritization skills required.
  • High School Diploma or GED required; some college is beneficial.