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Legal Assistant

Legal Counsel (Los Angeles)







Under the supervision of the General Counsel, the Legal Assistant will provide administrative and legal support to the attorneys in the Legal Department.


Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

• Organize and maintain file room, including retrieval from and delivery to records archive.

• Maintain department databases (file room, archive, trust and estates, etc.)

• Assist attorneys in responding to discovery and preparing litigation documents.

• Forward summonses and subpoenas to counsel or other entities; coordinate responses.

• Draft and prepare correspondence/letters.

• Compile, analyze, and organize case information and exhibits.

• Assist attorneys with contract matters.

• Respond to email and telephone inquiries

• Assist in maintenance and preparation of corporate minutes and filings.

• Research legal literature/websites and other source material to identify laws, judicial decisions, articles and other information as assigned.

• General office duties such as answering phones, copying, collating.

• Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.



Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

• Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community.

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Prior experience working in a professional legal environment

• Paralegal or similar experience; paralegal training preferred, but not required

• Experience in working with sensitive and confidential matters

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

• Catholic teachings and institutions

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite computer programs

• Operate standard office equipment

Skill in:

• Organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively in written and verbal form

• Be flexible, welcome interaction with numerous constituencies and perform well under pressure for multiple parties

• Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

• Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.

• Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.

• Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.

Information/Application Contact

Legal Counsel (Los Angeles)

3424 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90010