skip to Main Content


Job ID: 51793

Legal Assistant
Our client is hiring a Legal Assistant for their team in Portland, Oregon.

Provides administrative assistance/secretarial support (most of which will be complex and/or of a confidential nature) including typing, transcribing, proofreading and editing of routine and non-routine correspondence, reports and memoranda; screening telephone calls and visitors and providing assistance or resolving inquiries where possible; follow-up; filing; scheduling appointments; opening, sorting, prioritizing and responding to mail; ordering supplies.
Records and distributes minutes of meetings.
Maintains records of expenses and compiles expense reports.
Assists in preparation of or prepares budget and related records.
Schedules and maintains calendar of appointments, meetings and travel itineraries and coordinates related arrangements.
Composes and/or initiates correspondence, memoranda and reports.
Works on special projects, including meetings or conferences, activities, events, mailings, presentations, reports-some requiring research and compilation of data. 
May coordinate work and completion of some projects.
Provides backup to other administrative assistants or staff as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

Must have experience as a legal assistant at a law firm or on an organization's legal team.
Secretarial certificate or equivalent.
5 plus years increasingly responsible administrative assistant/secretarial experience (preferably includes 2 years to executive level management) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficiency in Microsoft software applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent business English and grammar skills.
Basic math.
Ability to make sound independent decisions and use own initiative.
Understanding of corporate organization and structure.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

Apply Now

    Thank you for your interest in applying for this position! Please fill out the fields below. Your profile will be reviewed with the rest of the applicants.

    Upload Your Resume (Required)

    Not Ready to Apply?