Proskauer's paralegals work side by side with our lawyers to produce high quality legal services. With more than 100 paralegals, our program, managed by Claudia A. Alston, Director of Paralegal Services, maximizes efficiency and quality for our lawyers and their clients, contributing to the firm's reputation for superior client service. Our paralegals come from diverse backgrounds and top-ranked schools, including Brandeis, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, New York University, Northwestern and Princeton. They are problem solvers and team players who take pride in their work product and complete projects efficiently and cost effectively.
In order to provide the best service to our clients, our paralegal program is structured in a three-tiered system:
Senior and Mid-level Paralegal positions are filled only when an opening becomes available. We do not review or retain unsolicited applications.
Project Assistant Program
Each year, we hire and train a class of entry-level Project Assistants in our Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC offices. We seek candidates with strong academic backgrounds who wish to learn about the practice of law prior to attending law school. Candidates must be willing to make a two-year commitment and be available to work the hours required by a leading law firm (including evenings and weekends). Successful candidates will be placed in specific practice areas based on the firm's needs:
How to Apply
The recruiting process for the 2021 Project Assistant program will begin on January 28, 2021. Eligible candidates for the Project Assistant class should send an email with the subject line “2021 PA Program Application” submitting their resumes, along with a cover letter which includes a preference for which office(s) they are applying, to Claudia Alston, Director of Paralegal Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Project Assistant class is scheduled to begin in early summer 2021.
Candidates must meet the following requirements and skills to be considered for the 2021 Proskauer Project Assistant program:
Training & Mentoring
We are deeply committed to training and professional development opportunities for our paralegal staff. Each year, the firm holds a formal weeklong training program for its entering class of Project Assistants to introduce practice area-specific knowledge/skills and help them successfully transition to the law firm environment. We also regularly schedule workshops to introduce new technology and services and provide skill development.