Entry-level Legal Assistant Job at Hawthorne Lane, Washington DC

  • Hawthorne Lane
  • Washington DC

Job Description

As the Entry-level Legal Assistant, you will support client development initiatives, trial preparation, legal document editing and composing, and project-based tasks in a prestigious DC law firm. As an extension of the legal, paralegal and associate team, you will play a critical role in preparing filings and conducting research-based activities related to cases. In addition to assisting with exciting legal work and helping attorneys finalize critical documents, you will also be called on to present findings at weekly team meetings. Candidates with a strong interest in law who are looking to transition into a legal environment that endorses stability and a supportive culture should submit their resume for immediate consideration.


About the Job:

  • Strengthen the attorney/client relationship by keeping clients informed of case status and responding to client questions in an effective and timely manner.
  • Prepare documents for upcoming meetings, update the team on approaching deadlines, and follow-through with appropriate documentation for casework management.
  • Manage and organize client matter forms in firm’s database while combing through documents for typos and grammatical errors.
  • Assist the attorneys with blog research on case law and pending lawsuits.
  • Support special projects delegated by attorneys, in addition to presenting findings at team meetings.

About the Culture:

  • An opportunity to work alongside a brilliant team of attorneys.
  • Excellent compensation and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to see clients in action in the courtroom.
  • Hybrid work model.

About You:

  • Academic and determined. You possess a Bachelor’s Degree in hand and enjoy doing whatever it takes to assist a busy legal team. May graduates are encouraged to apply!
  • Left-brained. You are very detail-oriented and logical with your work.
  • Writing and editing-whiz. You can clearly express ideas in your writing and spot grammatical errors in documents. Strong writing and editing skills are essential.
  • Intelligible and responsive. You comprehend new material well and communicate across a team effectively and concisely.
  • Thorough. You know how critical quality work is to a legal case. Organization and an eye for detail are key.
  • Adaptable. A dynamic and fast-paced work environment does not intimidate you.


To apply, please send a resume to legal@hawthornelane.com

Essential to Hawthorne Lane’s success is our ability to attract talent from a range of backgrounds. Our network reflects the diverse community around us, and we believe in a workplace where everyone feels valued and empowered to succeed. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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