Legal Assistant- patent

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Posted: 04/25/2023 Job Type: Legal Admin Job Number: 192 Pay Rate: $52,000-$82,000/yr

Job Description

Avata Partners is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant for a full-time position with a prestigious, national law firm located in Palo Alto!

In this role, you will collaborate with a diverse team of legal professionals and support a team of attorneys in all aspects of patent litigation. Our ideal candidate is steady under pressure, capable of prioritizing competing demands, and eager to proactively participate in training opportunities to advance their skills.

Position details:

  • Competitive salary between $52,000 - $85,000*, depending on experience.
  • Health benefits eligibility (medical, dental, vision).
  • 401k Retirement savings.
  • Onboarding support from your Avata team!

Your daily responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the assembly of exhibits and appendices for court papers, depositions, and trials.
  • Organizing paper and electronic documents for use in depositions or trials.
  • Maintaining indexes and organizing case files and workrooms.
  • Indexes and organizes files for off-site storage.
  • Assisting with document collection, review, and production.
  • Preparing for and attending depositions, hearings, trials, and arbitrations as needed.
  • Utilizing legal research software.
  • Assisting with department projects as needed and performing other work-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma, with a paralegal certificate and/or bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. 
  • Prior experience as a Legal Assistant or similar position preferred.
  • Ability to quickly master new applications and software.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary, including nights and weekends, and travel as necessary.

At Avata Partners, we advocate for the best compensation and benefits packages available and match you with the position that meets your unique needs and professional goals.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your legal career, we want to hear from you! Apply today!

*This salary range represents Avata's good faith minimum and maximum range for this role at the time of posting. Actual compensation offered will be dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location.


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