The Employment & Compensation Junior Paralegal / Project Assistant will support the Director of Legal Services and Associate Director, Legal Services with the execution of client billable paralegal and project assistant assignments from the Employment & Compensation (E&C) practice and related administrative support activities, and assist with the delivery of projects to the various Baker McKenzie offices around the globe.

The intent is for the NA E&C practice group to have enough work to keep this role busy.


  • Discharging client assignments as defined by the E&C partners and associates, with a focus on assignments involving employment based immigration and global equity compensation filings
  • Assist with editing and maintenance of billable and complimentary knowledge management tools published by E&C group
  • Assist with project management of large matters (e.g. multi-jurisdictional surveys)
  • Conducting billable projects, working individually or with teams
  • Compile data or other research for preparation of employment-based filings or other projects
  • Communicating with the instructing team, other internal Baker McKenzie teams and relevant third parties (where appropriate) throughout the duration of billable projects
  • Investigate, compile and digest facts of the case
  • Draft appropriate forms/filings regarding client matters
  • Ensuring own compliance with Firm time recording requirements on projects

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Strong experience in US and/or Global Employment and Compensation field, with law firm experience preferred
  • Experience with employment based immigration and/or equity compensation matters, a plus
  • Must have exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the Firm
  • Knowledge of relevant IT packages, such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint and extranet administration
  • Experience of document review platforms, such as Relativity, Ringtail, Clearwell etc.
  • Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Must demonstrate high degree of responsibility and dedication
  • Ability to command the respect of colleagues