Legal Practice Specialist

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Legal Support
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24000137 Requisition #

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Job applicant poster viewing center.


DLA Piper is, at its core, bold, exceptional collaborative and supportive.  Our people are the backbone, heart and soul of our firm.  Wherever you are in your professional journey, DLA Piper is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career.  Let’s see what we can achieve. Together.


If you are a highly talented Legal Practice Specialist interested in working closely with attorneys and clients, we want to hear from you!


This position is located in our New York office. 


Relocation is available in accordance with the firm's policy.


The Legal Support Services department provides lawyers with a high-level of practice group support and is involved in the day-to-day management of clients and matters.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • 2 years’ administrative and clerical experience in a law firm or professional services environment
  • Intermediate MS Office skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and attention to detail
  • Strong client service skills


Preferred Requirements:

  • College degree


What will your day look like?
Your responsibilities will include a broad range of administrative duties to include preparing, editing, and proofreading a variety of documents, calendar maintenance, scheduling meetings, and document production. You will be responsible for delegating work to appropriate resources and ensuring that work is completed in a timely manner.


You will also be responsible for time entry, tracking WIP and A/R, reviewing and editing pre-bills for submission to accounting, coordinating complex domestic/international travel arrangements, and processing travel reimbursements.


To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website


We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success. 


General & Essential Job Expectations 
While the specific job requirements of a DLA Piper position may vary depending upon scope of the job and area of specialty, there are certain universal requirements that are expected of all DLA Piper employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with clients, lawyers, business professionals, and third parties;
  • Produce deliverables, answer phone calls, and reply to correspondence in an efficient and responsive manner;
  • Provide timely, accurate, and quality work product;
  • Successfully meet deadlines, expectations, and perform work duties as required;
  • Foster positive work relationships;
  • Comply with all firm policies and practices;
  • Engage in both physical and sedentary activity, such as (a) working at a computer for extended periods of time, including on-screen reading and typing; (b) participating in digital/virtual conference calls; (c) participating in meetings as needed;
  • Perform all other duties, tasks or projects as assigned.


Our employees are expected to embrace and uphold our firm values as a part of our DLA Piper culture. We are committed to excellence in how we represent our clients and develop our people.


Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements 
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met. 


The expected pay range for this position, if hired to work in New York City is $41.48 - $61.70 per hour. Non-exempt positions will be paid on an hourly basis and paid overtime in accordance with applicable laws. The compensation offered to a candidate selected for employment will be dependent upon various factors, including the candidate’s geographic market, skills, educational and professional background, experience, and overall qualifications. We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k).


Application Process:
If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or have any questions about the process, please contact careers@us.dlapiper.com. Please add noreply@dlapipercareers.us to your list of safe senders.


Applicants must apply directly online instead of sending application materials via email.  


Agency applications will not be considered.