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Practice Assistant, Public Finance

Orange County, Ca, CA
Are you a self-starter and have a high level of initiative and drive? Are you looking for a position where you can utilize your prior professional experience and your strong organizational skills and work with a dynamic, collaborative team? If so, this may be the opportunity for you.

Orricks Public Finance group is currently seeking a forward-thinking, hardworking and personable Practice Assistant to join our Orange County office. This entry-level position is ideal for those who are interested in gaining a few years of experience at a law firm before attending law school or other graduate school. In this role, you will support public finance projects that promote economic development and infrastructure and provide public benefit.

What Type of work will I be performing? You will play an integral role on client transactions, working directly with Orrick attorneys and project managers on assignments such as:
  • Drafting and revising legal documents, resolutions, opinions and closing certificates;
  • Assisting in the preparation of disclosure documents;

  • Coordinating publication of public hearing notices;

  • Interacting with state and federal agencies to file public finance forms; and

  • Coordinating the execution of documents and filing executed documents on cloud-based storage platform.

Job Requirements:
  • Strong academic background (bachelors degree required) and interest in transactional legal work;
  • You will have experience working in an office environment (law firm setting preferred although not required) and willingness to learn;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills;

  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and in groups; and

  • Experience coordinating multiple tasks concurrently.

Practice Assistants in California are not considered by Orrick to be working Paralegals as defined by the California Business and Professions Code, Section 6450 et seq. Experience as a Practice Assistant, however, may serve to qualify an employee to be considered for promotion to a paralegal position in accordance with Orricks advancement and promotion policies and procedures.

Who is Orrick? We are the top public finance law firm in the nation. Our Public Finance group regularly ranks as number one bond counsel and disclosure counsel nationally and among the top few underwriters counsel. Our team averages over 500 bond issues, accounting for more than 13% market share, each year.

As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession. For the fourth year in a row, Fortune selected Orrick among the 100 best workplace cultures for the very best talent. Orrick ranks in the top 15 and is the highest-ranked law firm of only four firms on the 2019 list. We provide excellent service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most hardworking individuals at every level. We champion a culture that is committed to excellence, but is also fun, inclusive and real. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company.

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, including lots of extra perks like free biometric screenings, paid time to participate in community service activities and the day off for your birthday.

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please apply for this job through your career services center process.

No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted: 2019-11-08 Expires: 2019-12-11

We focus on serving the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do.

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