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Legal Assistant

San Diego, California

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  • Schedule: Full-Time Hourly

  • Job Level: Entry-Level (0-2 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Efficient
  • Problem Solver
  • Team Player
  • Versatile

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Date posted 03/26/2024 Job ID 44216BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years) Job Title Legal Assistant City San Diego State California Workstyle Onsite Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly Salary Range $52,020 - $77,325

Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Assistant position located in Torrey Pines, CA. The legal team is seeking an extremely talented individual to work in a dynamic legal environment, supporting a technology company with over 13,000 employees. The right individual will be hardworking, detailed-oriented, and competitive person who routinely performs far and above expectations and has plans to attend a top law school in 2-4 years. The Legal Assistant will perform routine tasks and entry level legal work, may maintain the calendar for the General Counsel and will monitor and control legal matters and communications.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform administrative office duties in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment, including setting up new cases; completing summary reports of closed cases; and filing, scanning, and processing documents.
  • Assist attorneys with agreement reviews.
  • Take concise and accurate meeting notes for attorney calls with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain encyclopedic knowledge of all legal matters, spanning across intellectual property, real estate, domestic and international contracts, litigation, compliance, and corporate governance.
  • Perform legal research.
  • Answer office telephones and respond to or direct calls as necessary.
  • Expedite, coordinate, and direct traffic for all legal matters to and from the legal department.
  • Support the legal department and company executive offices with other administrative duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and two or more years of experience in an administrative position.
  • Bachelor's degree is strongly desired. An undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or above and an LSAT score of 165 or above is strongly preferred.
  • Must possess:
    • Ability to rapidly change directions as needed and prioritize and complete a variety of administrative tasks.
    • Flexibility to work extended hours during the week and, as needed, on weekends to support the legal department’s needs.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines and milestones.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Solid interpersonal skills to effectively interface within the legal department and with non-legal department employees and outside representatives.
    • Strong attention to detail and pride in producing excellent work product.
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information and exercise sound judgment.
    • Strong MS Office Suite and computer skills.
    • Strong sense of urgency and task-completion.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Salary:$52,020 - $77,325
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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“General Atomics is a company that has provided amazing career opportunities. There is no limit to where you can go in this company.”
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“I consider myself an effective leader and manager who also cares about his team. I strive to support my team so they can ensure we are taking care of our customers.”
– Uriah, Project Manager

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