Cummins Inc. Legal Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, Indiana

Legal Administrative Assistant


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This non-exempt position focuses on the delivery of administrative services and support to Attorneys and Paralegals and special projects as assigned. The position requires knowledge of legal processes, for and terminology and at least [7] years’ experience in a law firm or corporate law department. The position requires attention to details organization and efficiency to handle the workload of several attorneys. Communication skills are extremely important with both internal department members and clients within the company.

General duties include :

  • Administrative support to legal organization including:

  • Advanced word-processing

  • Proofreading and filing

  • Preparation of reports and presentation materials

  • Drafting routine correspondence and other basic documentation

  • Lead and manage junior administrative staff in performing routine tasks including telephone coverage, record and file maintenance, travel and meeting planning and coordination, and attorney calendar and expense account management

  • Lead development, improvement and management of department process systems

  • Train and supervise junior administrative staff

  • Manage suppliers and contractors

  • Assist other Law Department members with Law Department assignments.

Requirements :

  • Two-year Associate Degree required, but four-year Bachelor Degree preferred

  • Minimum [seven (7)] years’ experience in law firm and/or corporate law department

  • Experience training and/or supervising junior staff members

  • Expert with computers (particularly Microsoft Office, including in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, e-mail, internet searching, electronic filing system, etc.)

  • SharePoint experience is preferred.

  • Highly proficient with electronic billing and payment software (Serengeti, Ariba, Concur)

  • Highly proficient with electronic document and database management systems ( familiarity with Documentum preferred)

  • Understanding of legal concepts, terminology and practices

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient research skills, including basic legal research

  • Excellent planning, prioritization and organizational skills

  • Excellent time management skills, ability to support multiple legal professionals and effectively manage a large volume of work

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, anticipate deadlines and next steps and act on them proactively

  • Ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both within and outside the company

  • Ability to act with sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential information

  • Professional, reliable team player with "can do" attitude

  • 6 Sigma certification or experience is preferred

  • Fluent in official language(s) of office location and proficient in English; additional language skills a plus

  • Certified Notary in Indiana is preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

Base rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify:

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Indianapolis-US, IN, Indianapolis, Cummins DBU Headquarters

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Office

Job Posting Oct 3, 2017, 12:12:08 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1700060T