Part-Time Legal Assistant

Part-Time Legal Assistant

Local Government Insurance Trust


Who We Are

Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) is a member-owned association authorized by state law, wholly owned and managed by its local government members. LGIT’s main purpose is to provide joint self-insurance programs or pools for towns, cities, and counties in the state of Maryland. The concept is simple - rather than paying premiums to buy insurance from an insurance company, local governments contribute those premiums into a jointly owned fund. The money in that fund is used to pay for the members’ claims, losses, and expenses.  LGIT is an equal opportunity employer.  

Job Summary

This is a newly created part-time position.  We are looking for a competent part-time Legal Assistant (22 to 25 hours a week) to help with the organization and running of the daily operations of our small legal department.  The function of this position will be to provide administrative support to our team of four in-house litigators.  Our attorneys handle a variety of civil litigation, ranging from auto accidents and slip and fall cases, to civil rights and employment actions, in both federal and state court.    

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain attorneys’ calendars and schedule appointments, depositions, and hearings
  • Communicate with clients in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Prepare, format, proofread, and edit correspondence and other documents for typographical errors and compliance with applicable requirements
  • Review and summarize materials provided by client or obtained during discovery
  • Print, scan, and photocopy materials 
  • Organize exhibits and discovery materials
  • Edit, prepare, and electronically file motions, notices, and related documents via PACER or MDEC
  • Create, maintain, and close files
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Provide supplemental support services to other departments as needed

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent technical skills with proficiency in use of computers and MS Office applications, as well as Adobe Acrobat 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced legal environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Client Focus
  • Dependability
  • Time Management
  • Demonstrate good character, judgment, and flexibility
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task, and work well under pressure and successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines

Education, Experience and Licensing

  • Associate degree or certificate in paralegal studies preferred
  • At least 3 years of administrative experience in a professional services organization, in house legal department, or law firm

Working Conditions

  • Performed indoors within a general office environment
  • Generally sedentary in nature but may require occasional standing and walking 


  • Core hours for the company are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 
  • This is a part-time position and exact hours will be decided based upon availability and the need of the attorneys on staff

Salary and Benefits

  • Hourly rate commensurate with experience ($19.00 to $22.50 per hour)
  • Annual and sick leave available at pro-rated rate based upon number of hours worked

How to Apply