Practice Support Services

Arnold & Porter offers its Case Managers, Specialists, Patent Law Clerks, and Legal Assistants challenging work in a fast-paced environment.

Legal Support Services is made up of a large group of diverse individuals with varying levels of experience that share one goal: to provide the best support possible to the firm's attorneys and clients. These professionals work in all areas of the firm's practice, under the direct supervision of the attorneys. Many have substantial contact with firm clients and co-counsel.

Case Managers and Specialists

Case managers and specialists are highly skilled, non-attorney professionals. The firm's case managers have extensive experience in the management of large, complex litigations and/or discovery/due diligence projects. They manage activities of teams of legal assistants working on large litigations or on multiple matters for one client or practice area. In some cases, they may be the firm's primary administrative contact with the client.

Specialists are non-attorney professionals with experience in their specialized practice areas. The firm currently employs specialists in the following practice areas: real estate, product liability, antitrust/competition, tax, trusts and estates, FDA/healthcare, public policy, and government contracts.

Patent Law Clerks

Patent law clerks are evening law students who have scientific or engineering degrees and who wish to practice intellectual property/patent law after graduating from law school. Our patent law clerks gain practical, hands-on experience in a challenging, dynamic practice area, and many of our patent law clerks continue their careers at Arnold & Porter after graduating.

Senior Legal Assistants and Legal Assistants

The firms senior legal assistants and legal assistants work with attorneys on a variety of matters. Hiring standards for senior legal assistants and legal assistants are rigorous. We seek top notch academic credentials and excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills. We also are interested in candidates who bring relevant experience to the firm. 

Legal Assistant Clerks

The firm requires legal assistant clerks to have a high school diploma and relevant work experience. Legal assistant clerks provide support to attorneys and legal assistants. Typical projects for legal assistant clerks include document organization projects and retrieval errands to courts, agencies, and libraries.

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