While a specific job or opportunity may not be listed, Porter Wright is always interested in receiving highly qualified resumes for legal secretarial and administrative positions.

Please be assured that cover letters and resumes will be reviewed by our personnel department and applicants will be contacted directly should there be a suitable open position. 


David ZimmermanDavid G. Zimmerman
[email protected]
p 614.227.1907
f  614.227.2100

Current Openings

Marketing and Business Development Coordinator

The law firm of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur seeks a marketing and business development coordinator in its Columbus office. This role provides support for the firm’s marketing and business development activities throughout the firm’s eight markets to favorably position the firm’s attorneys and practices both locally and nationally. The ideal candidate will have exceptional organizational skills with the ability to analyze complex issues to create client-facing experiences intended for a sophisticated business and legal audience. Candidates should have the ability to fluctuate between working both proactively and reactively in critical communication circumstances demonstrating careful decision making in a time-sensitive environment. Candidates must be a self-starter, collaborative, organized and accountable.

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Position specifications: 5+ years marketing experience, preferably within professional services. Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications or related business experience. Periodic travel is required.

Legal Administrative Assistant - Washington, DC Office

Scope of Responsibility: Responsible for providing attorney and non-attorney assignments clerical and administrative assistance to maintain high standards of efficiency and professionalism with clients.

Job Duties (including but not limited to):

  • Participates in cultivation of client relationships by becoming familiar with the case/matter which provides for better service to the client and aids assignments in better preparing for client meetings.
  • Maintains calendars for assignments, schedules meetings and appointments; arranges for conference rooms and ensures conference rooms are appropriately stocked with beverages and supplies; escorts clients and visitors from reception area to appropriate conference room; makes travel arrangements as needed.
  • Opens and distributes mail to assignments.
  • Creates and edits correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, etc. Transcribes dictation.
  • Responsible for copying, faxing and scanning documents in appropriate format.
  • Prepares documents for mailing/delivery (i.e., U.S. mail, overnight delivery, UPS, courier).
  • Familiar with filing procedures (i.e., electronic filing) and appropriate documentation needed for various courts and entities.
  • Processes paperwork to open new client files; creates files in firm’s record management system; maintains current files and organizes files before processing for off-site storage.
  • Enters daily timekeeping for assignments.
  • Edits monthly billing memoranda and creates transmittal letters.
  • Prepares expense reports for assignments.
  • Maintains current address/telephone listing of clients for each assignment, ensuring they are properly entered into the firm’s client relationship management system. May be responsible for preparing mailing lists/labels for firm-sponsored seminars/events.
  • Maintains current log of client/matter numbers for each assignment.
  • Orders supplies weekly and maintains sufficient stock.
  • Takes advantage of all training opportunities to keep current with the firm’s software and procedures in order to maintain high standard of efficiency.
  • Provides assistance to other legal administrative assistants as time permits.
  • Performs such other duties as assigned, maintaining team effort to provide best possible assistance to assignments and clients.
  • Opportunity to handle some paralegal/client billable duties if interested.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school level education or equivalent office work experience.
  • Minimum of three years prior legal secretarial experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly and accurately; professional appearance and demeanor.

Resumes should be submitted to David G. Zimmerman, recruiting and human resources manager at [email protected].