Paralegal - Entry Level (Litigation Job at Mayer Brown, Washington DC

  • Mayer Brown
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Mayer Brown is an international law firm positioned to represent the world’s major corporations, funds, and financial institutions in their most important and complex transactions and disputes. We are recognized by our clients as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts and a commitment to creatively anticipating their needs and delivering excellence in everything we do.


We are a collegial, collaborative, and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support, and development they need to grow, thrive, and realize their greatest potential all while supporting the Firm’s client service principles of excellence, strategic partnership, commercial instinct, integrated strengths, innovation, and collaboration across our international firm.


If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are exceptional client service, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness, and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Paralegal department in our Washington D.C. office as an Entry Level Paralegal.


The Entry Level Paralegal works primarily under the direction of the partners, attorneys and paralegals in the practice groups and the paralegal manager. This position will perform substantive research and practice support initiatives for the practice groups and maintain positive contact with clients, and observe confidentiality in all client matters.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist paralegals and attorneys on practice-related projects.
  • Work under close supervision of an experienced paralegal or attorney.
  • Task-based responsibilities include factual/internet research, document review, document and electronic productions during the discovery process, database coding and input, drafting documents and pleadings, preparing witness files, assisting with deposition preparation, trial preparation, and attending trials, arbitrations and mediations/hearings
  • Assist on a variety of clerical tasks relating to litigation file management and the information contained therein
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required to meet Firm goals and objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field


Professional Experience:

  • Entry level


Specific Technical Skills:

  • Solid computer skills. Through working knowledge/familiarity with office software and database products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet search functions).
  • Reasonable typing skills with accuracy


Performance Traits:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm, clients, outside vendors, and government agencies.
  • Client relationship and communications skills, including evidence of excellent reading skills, writing ability with clarity, analytical skills, ability to summarize research results with brevity and professionalism are essential
  • Ability to work under pressure in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm
  • Strong organizational skills and the proven ability to handle multiple projects, take accountability for deadlines amid shifting priorities, and early identification of potential schedule changes
  • Strong attention to detail, quality control, responsiveness, and accuracy
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative
  • Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion
  • Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate successfully and share ownership of the end-product with the lawyers and other members of the practice group
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed, with ability to travel for extended periods of time if necessary


Physical Requirements:

  • May require occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.
  • May require travel to other offices as needed


The typical Washington, D.C. pay scale for this position is between $62,300 and $71,600, although the actual wage or salary could be lower or higher if the candidate’s education, experience, skills and internal pay alignment are different from those specified. 


The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.


The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.


We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.


Thank you for your interest in Mayer Brown. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities and disabled veterans. To request a reasonable accommodation related to the application process and/or job interview, please email . 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.



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