Legal Administrative Assistant-Real Estate

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

Venable LLP is seeking an experienced Legal Administrative Assistant to support our fast-paced Real Estate Practice Group in our Washington, DC headquarters.

 The ideal candidate will be responsible for...

  • Providing comprehensive administrative support to assigned legal staff
  • Prioritizing assignments and managing all workflow generated by the timekeepers on the assignment
  • Heavy document production (including redlining/blacklining, advanced formatting, cross-referencing, styles, table of contents creation and manipulation)
  • Efficiently proofreading and editing text for content, formatting, and grammatical errors
  • Scheduling appointments, making travel and/or meeting arrangements
  • Interacting professionally with internal and external contacts/clients

 The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • 3 to 5 years of prior relevant experience, preferably in a law firm environment
  • Advanced use of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Word, to include comparing documents, advanced formatting, TOC creation and manipulation, and hyperlinks; proven ability to adapt quickly and learn other applications
  • A meticulous level of attention to detail in order to proof and edit correspondence, legal documents and contracts, reports, and tables for content, typographical, and formatting errors
  • Proficiency using Worksite/Filesite or other document management systems
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills necessary to convey and obtain information to various levels of internal and external clients
  • Timely follow up and communication on the status of assigned projects with appropriate stakeholders
  • Ability to work successfully as a team contributor, as well as independently to properly assess the needs of the practice, determine the best course of action, and proactively move toward resolution

 If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.  Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.