Legal Assistant Careers
Our legal assistants primarily support the efforts of assigned lawyers at the organization, assisting with day-to-day tasks such as preparing and drafting various correspondence and documents, opening, updating, organizing, maintaining, and closing legal files and matters – paper and electronic.
Our most successful legal assistants are extremely flexible, highly motivated with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. They have the ability to work efficiently, both independently and as part of a team, with a mature, positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Career Growth and Opportunity
Many legal assistants at TDS advance their careers by taking the add-on role of team lead, while others have gone on to become paralegals or work in other departments.
The add-on role of Team Lead is assignable to a legal assistant or paralegal and is responsible for supervising a Support Services team, which serves a specific area of legal practice. Team Leads work to find ways to streamline processes and identify and address work-load imbalances. They also coach, develop and engage their team members.
Legal assistants may advance their career by becoming paralegals. Working under the supervision of a lawyer, paralegals research legal matters, draft documents and correspondence, and prepare legal documents. Learn more about paralegals on the Paralegal Career Stream page.
Several of our assistants have taken their legal career outside their current trajectory and found opportunities to work in other areas of the Firm. TDS assistants have gone on to work in departments such as Accounting, Administration or Human Resources, while others have gone on to become lawyers.
When the lawyer I worked with retired, TDS recognized my value and provided me the opportunity to transition into the accounting department. The on-site-training, their trust, and the collaborative atmosphere at TDS allowed me to be successful in my new role.
Leslie Eskra, Accounting/Collections
Former Legal Assistant