Litigation Administrative Assistant

Arlington, VA
Full Time
Entry Level

The Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, seeks an energetic and highly organized person to join the team as a Litigation Assistant for its headquarters office located in Arlington, VA. This is a unique opportunity for a non-lawyer to play a front-seat role in a public interest firm that litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases, stops government abuses, and champions individual rights in courts across the country. 


  • Assist Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Litigation Director, and Deputy Litigation Director with various administrative tasks including: 

    • Managing to-do lists and providing task reminders 
    • Scheduling meetings, coordinating attendance for moots, and making travel arrangements (approx. 4 trips/year) 
    • Handling expense reports  
    • Preparing materials for projects led by Senior Vice President and Litigation Director 
    • Tracking and updating weekly status on litigation operations activities  
  • Ensure the smooth operation of the litigation team by: 

    • Facilitating the signing of client and local counsel agreement letters 
    • Coordinating materials and logistics for litigation lunches and meetings 
    • Updating trackers and assisting with quarterly data as needed 

    • Managing team scheduling for various internal meetings 

    • Assisting with annual review process for approx. 50 litigators 

  • Additional responsibilities include: 

    • Updating Salesforce records with client and local counsel information 
    • Completing spot projects for the team such as editing training materials and posting student internship opportunities on school job boards 
    • Performing other duties as assigned. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Exceptional attention to detail. 

  • Ability to work proactively, juggle multiple tasks, prioritize, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with a strong customer service mentality and high degree of integrity and accountability. 

  • Self-motivated and able to manage competing deadlines while consistently producing error-free work. 

  • Strong Microsoft Office capabilities. 

  • Salesforce experience is a plus. 

  • Some experience in the legal field or exposure to legal terminology is a plus. 


Salary is commensurate with experience. The Institute for Justice offers: 

  • A hybrid work schedule. Ability to work remote up to two days per week 

  • Flexible work hours with core business hours from 10 am to 4 pm 

  • Full health, dental, and vision insurance (IJ covers 100% of individual premium) 

  • Free short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance plans 

  • 401(k) with employer match 

  • Generous PTO, including a paid personal day and 12 paid holidays 

  • Smart casual dress code Monday - Thursday; casual dress code on Fridays 

  • The opportunity to work with high-performing individuals in a collaborative, collegial, and positive work environment 

To Apply: 

Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing how your experience will ensure success in this position. Additionally, we encourage you to express your interest in the Institute for Justice's mission and share any insights on how your values align with our work. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. 

No phone calls please. 


IJ is an equal opportunity employer.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At IJ we value a diverse workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

To learn more about our culture and benefits, visit our Working at IJ page.



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