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Over the last three decades, AALRR has earned a strong reputation as one of California 's most widely respected law firms. Our uncompromising approach to high quality legal work enables us to provide consistently practical management solutions in the areas of employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, general business and business litigation, corporate, taxation, and bankruptcy. With 160 attorneys in eight California offices, our firm was ranked 39th in the Daily Journal’s annual survey of the “Top California Law Firms,” March 2012. In March 2012, the firm was ranked 25th in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual ranking of the “Top 100 Largest Law Firms in L.A. County.” We are proud to offer attorneys and staff a productive working environment which promotes teamwork throughout the firm. The firm is an equal opportunity employer, reflective of the cultural diversities of our client base and community. Attorneys can expect a challenging and varied practice in their careers here. Managers, paralegals, secretaries, and other staff members take on equally challenging roles which play an integral part in the delivery of outstanding service to our clients.


Our Staff

In addition to our legal professionals, we are proud of the caliber of staff members who are responsible for the daily management of the firm. If you are considering a career in the law firm arena, we look for qualified professionals in the areas of: administration, paralegal, secretarial, accounting, human resources, marketing, library and facilities.

The following positions are currently available: 

IT Help Desk Coordinator - Cerritos

Overall Purpose: This position will provide day-to-day Help Desk assistance to all firm-wide users on basic functions of desktop applications.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide first line support for any issues with applications, operating software, access (local and remote), and hardware.
  • Assist with escalation of issues from other IT staff in a manner that is timely, friendly, and efficient.
  • Diagnose and remedy local printing issues.
  • Be available to respond to users’ calls after regular working hours in evenings and on weekends on a roster of IT staff.
  • Provide assistance in an engaging way, but close out calls efficiently so that other users can be assisted.
  • Organize webinar and audio meetings on demand.
  • Draft and publish notices to the Firm as needed.
  • Perform first line troubleshooting of email delivery issues both internally and outside the Firm.
  • Accurately and efficiently manage the collection and transfer of documents to parties outside the Firm.
  • Maintain and update policy and training materials as reference and/or distribution to users.
  • Act as a backup trainer as needed for time entry and core applications use.
  • Maintain a database of problems encountered and best practice solutions.

Other Duties:

  • Be aware of the Firm’s current computer use policies; follow those rules and be prepared to advise others of them.  
  • Other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Director of IT.

Relationships / Contacts: Position will report to the IT Director and collaborate closely with the IT Trainer and other IT staff.

Additional Dimensions:

  • Provide the IT Trainer with statistical information about topic areas or users that may need refresher training based on calls received.
  • Identify and publish appropriate tips and tricks to help users.
  • Document and keep up to date all job responsibilities as changed from time to time.
  • Be committed to standards and documentation.

Vendor Contact:  Contact to be only with the prior agreement of the Director of IT, except for troubleshooting.

Authority to Purchase: This position cannot authorize expenditure.

Travel: Limited inter-office travel required to support all of the Firm’s offices.

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification.  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION

Communication: Must have good written skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

Education and/or Experience:  2 year college degree preferred and 4 four years providing Help Desk or technical support at a law firm or similar professional services organization.

Knowledge, Skills and General Abilities:

  • Four years of law firm or similar professional services organization experience working with the Microsoft Office suite of products, iManage or similar document management system, other common law firm applications, and Windows operating system.
  • Be familiar with the specific needs of legal professionals in their daily work, particularly document formatting and advanced use of Outlook.
  • Understand the principles of email delivery, filtering for malware, and basic troubleshooting.
  • Understand the principles of computer and network security, incident response, and basic troubleshooting.

Mental Abilities:  Must be a quick study with new applications, systems and procedures.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Microsoft certifications in Microsoft Office preferred.

Other Special Skills and Abilities:  Be able to promptly answer users’ questions.  Have diplomatic skills to handle frustrated users.

Physical Demands: Must be able to lift computers and laptops when assisting with rollouts and moves.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

For questions, or to apply, please contact: hiring@aalrr.com.

Librarian/Information Services Manager - Cerritos

The law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo has an immediate opening for an experienced Librarian/Information Services Manager.    

Job Summary: 

The Librarian/Information Services Manager is responsible for day to day operation and management of the library and information center, including monitoring the law firm’s nine regional libraries, and working with filing services for library maintenance. 

The successful candidate will be completely adept at Westlaw, Courthouse News, court websites, Internet research, PACER, and Lexis.  

Duties:

  • Respond to a wide variety of research requests, including retrieving court documents and corporate, public, criminal, and real property records.  
  • Check in and process mail.    
  •  Maintain Information Services webpage.
  • Manage and maintain attorneys’ MCLE records. 
  • Schedule webinars, seminars, and meetings as requested.
  • Order print and online materials and services as needed.
  • Assist other departments as necessary.
  • Conduct library orientation and training for new employees.

Education and prior work requirements:  

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university.  
  • Minimum five years managing a law library.  
  • Preferred but not mandatory: JD or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.  

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Ability to work under pressure

 

To apply, please send resume to CSullivan@aalrr.com  

Records Clerk - Cerritos

Overall Purpose: Provides filing assistance to attorneys, secretaries and paralegals. Maintains positive communications with all staff and supervisors. Observes confidentiality of client matters.  Follows policies and procedures of both the department and of the Firm.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Organize, record, index and store material and files relating to attorney notes, correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, discovery and other documents

  • Ability to categorize and file documents in sequential order

  • Operates personal computer,  to produce legal documents, correspondence, memoranda and e-mails, and other office machines such as photocopier, fax machine and postage meter

  • Ability to follow detailed directions given by attorneys, secretaries, paralegals and supervisors

  • Schedules appointments and meetings for attorneys

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Familiar with Word and Outlook, and familiarity with document management systems
  • Proficiency in use of standard office equipment
  • Ability to assist with moving of office furniture and boxes required
  • Ability to represent the firm in a positive and businesslike manner
  • Organized, hardworking, and team player

Other Duties

  • Assist in the transfer of files between offices or outside of the firm
  • Manage case room and satellite areas; including scanning of areas
  • Accurately prepare and send closed files to off-site storage vendor
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Prior legal records experience in the areas of education, litigation, transactional, or bankruptcy
  • Ability to type, read, and write in order to input data into Records Management Software
  • Must have adequate knowledge of MS Office Suite which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to type 40 wpm
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workflow for multiple attorneys, paralegals and secretaries
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate verbally and by telephone in a professional manner with attorneys, vendors and staff
  • Ability to operate office equipment such as a computer, and photocopiers

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:

  • Stand/walk frequently during their scheduled shift
  • Have the ability to see well enough to read/compose files or indices and use the computer
  • Have the ability to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers and outside vendors
  • Climb, stoop and kneel, occasionally
  • Use fine finger manipulation including writing, typing, and using the phone system
  • Be able to lift and carry 30 lbs
  • Be available to work more than 40 hours a week   

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to normal office working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: hiring@aalrr.com.

Litigation Legal Secretary - Cerritos

Overall Purpose:

Provides secretarial support to attorneys, paralegals and administrative management of the Firm.  Maintains positive communications with clients, attorneys and staff.  Observes confidentiality of client matters.  Follows policies and procedures of the Firm.

  • Essential Job Duties:
  • Handles E-filings and understands the litigation process from beginning to end
  • Supports both litigation and corporate attorneys
  • Prepares and revises legal documents, correspondence, memoranda, and e-mails from written form as well as from transcription
  • Operates personal computer, transcription equipment to produce legal documents, correspondence, memoranda and e-mails, and other office machines such as photocopier, fax machine and postage meter
  • Proofreads prepared materials to ensure documents are free from typographical and grammatical errors and are formatted according to Firm standards
  • Reads, sorts and prints incoming mail, and e-mails and distributes as appropriate
  • Schedules appointments and meetings for attorneys
  • Manages and maintains calendar for deadlines; ensures important dates are recorded on the master calendar
  • Maintains client files

Other Duties:

  • Arranges for travel for attorneys including hotel, airline and transportation
  • Assembles documents and exhibits for court filings and recordings, hearings, arbitrations, mediations, depositions or other engagements
  • Assists in the preparation of marketing materials such as pitch folders, attorney biographies and PowerPoint presentations
  • Back-up and overflow secretarial coverage when needed
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Three plus years legal secretary experience in the area of employment litigation and transaction law
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to type, read, and write in order to proofread and perform initial input and revisions to legal documents, correspondence, memoranda and e-mail
  • Excellent business writing, editing, proofreading skills, spelling and grammar
  • Proficiency MS Office Suite which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of document management systems such as IManage
  • Ability to type 70 wpm
  • Ability to proactively organize and prioritize workflow for multiple attorneys
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate verbally, in writing and by telephone in a professional manner with clients, attorneys, vendors and staff
  • Ability to operate office equipment such as computer, transcription equipment, fax machine and advance functions on photocopiers
  • Stellar attendance and punctuality

Physical Demand:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:

  • Stand/walk frequently during their scheduled shift
  • Be able to see well enough to read/compose reports and use the computer
  • Be able to hear well enough to communicate with clients, co-workers and outside vendors
  • Climb, stoop and kneel, occasionally
  • Use fine finger manipulation including writing, typing, and using the telephone system
  • Be available to work more than 40 hours a week          

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to normal office working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: hiring@aalrr.com.

Service Center Clerk - Cerritos

Summary: Provide general office services support in a law firm environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to (other duties may be assigned):

  • Stock office supplies and paper, maintain copier/supply rooms and secretarial stations
  • Process all incoming and outgoing mail
  • Check and replenish stock in break rooms and other key areas
  • Assist with meeting and special events set-up (catering, A/V needs, etc)
  • Assist Facilities / Service Center Manager as needed
  • Assist with special projects as needed by supervisor
  • Assist with copy jobs when needed
  • Back-up to mail office services clerk; restock all copiers with regular paper, clean the kitchen, and turn on all the dish washing machines

Qualifications: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Requires a High School diploma (or equivalent) and office clerical experience
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills a must

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.

 

E-mail resume, cover letter, and salary history to: hiring@aalrr.com

Working at AALRR

"AALRR offers me the flexibility to balance my career and personal life. I especially enjoy working with experienced and talented lawyers in a collegial atmosphere."

Thomas A. Lenz

Partner

"I choose AALRR because I can work on fascinating issues affecting thousands of workplaces throughout California and the West."

"The people at AALRR whom I have the privilege of working with and the mentorship opportunities available to me are what I like best.”