Executive Legal Assistant , General Counsel

Contra Costa County Bar Association
Los Angeles
Sep 16, 2023
Oct 14, 2023
Contract Type
Job Details

Job Location
Los Angeles Administrative Offices – Los Angeles, CA

Position Type
Full Time

Salary Range
$28.00 – $30.00 Hourly

Job Shift



As the first museum to focus exclusively on storytelling through images, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art believes that visual storytelling can connect us and help shape a more just society. With a growing collection that encompasses artworks from across cultures, places, times, and mediums, including paintings, sculptures, murals, photography, comic art, book and magazine illustrations, and the arts of filmmaking, the Lucas Museum will explore narrative art's potential to prompt questions, invite opinions, inspire community, and move people to think about the impact of images on our world.

Co–founded by George Lucas and Mellody Hobson and led by director and CEO Sandra Jackson–Dumont, the Lucas Museum was designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects with Stantec as executive architect and is under construction in Los Angeles's Exposition Park. An 11–acre campus with extensive new green space designed by Studio–MLA will embrace the museum's 300,000–square–foot building, which will feature expansive galleries, two state–of–the–art theaters, and dedicated spaces for learning and engagement, dining, retail, and events. .


The Lucas Museum is seeking a highly organized and detail oriented Executive Legal Assistant for a unique opportunity to support the museum's first General Counsel. This position will provide essential support to our legal department and be responsible for providing administrative support to the General Counsel, conducting research, drafting legal documents, maintaining accurate records, and generally ensuring the smooth and efficient management of our legal forms and contracts.


Legal support
  • Assist in drafting, reviewing, and editing legal correspondence and documents
  • Conduct research on legal matters relevant to museum operations, including intellectual property, contracts, compliance, and regulations

Contract and document management
  • Draft, proofread, and maintain various types of contracts while collaborating closely with internal departments, external vendors, and legal teams
  • Review and proofread documents for accuracy, consistency, and adherence to legal requirements
  • Maintain an organized repository of contracts and other legal department documents, ensuring easy access and retrieval of relevant documents. Maintain templates and standardized forms to streamline document creation

Intellectual Property and Compliance
  • Assist with trademark and copyright matters, including research, documentation and application filing

General Counsel Assistance
  • Manage the General Counsel's calendar and appointments
  • Assist in preparing for meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Handle communication and correspondence on behalf of the General Counsel
  • Arrange travel, accommodations and related tasks
  • Assist in developing and maintaining legal document templates and models
  • Support legal department collaboration and communication with other museum departments

  • Planning & Organizing – Sets clearly defined objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances; manages time effectively; identifies and organizes resources needed to accomplish tasks; monitors performance against deadlines and milestones
  • Adapting & Responding to change – Adapts to changing circumstances; accepts new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations; shows respect and sensitivity towards differences; deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents
  • Adhering to Principles & Values Upholds ethics and values; demonstrates integrity; promotes and defends equal opportunities, builds diverse teams; encourages organizational and individual responsibility
  • Presenting & Communicating Information – Speaks clearly and fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence; responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback
  • Writing & Reporting – Writes clearly, succinctly and correctly; writes convincingly in an engaging and expressive manner; avoids the unnecessary use of jargon or complicated language; writes in a well–structured and logical way; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Law, or a related field. A legal background or paralegal certification is a plus, as is experience working in a law firm or legal department, or work in contract administration, contract management, or a related field
  • Experience with legal research tools, databases and contract management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to draft clear and comprehensive contract documents. Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. Detail–oriented with a strong aptitude for organization and multitasking
  • Ethical and professional conduct, maintaining confidentiality and discretion
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to identify potential risks and suggest solutions
  • Adaptability and flexibility to navigate evolving business needs and priorities


The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Lucas Museum fosters a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Applications from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.


We are a museum dedicated to the art of storytelling. Through visual storytelling the Lucas Museum expands the role of art and museums for society. The Museum inspires thought provoking ideas and conversations that are relevant within and beyond geographic boundaries. Our work radiates to catalyze more connected and empathetic spaces. The art of storytelling connects us to shape a more just society.


Our internal and external practice is shaped by the following beliefs and behaviors.

We meet people wherever they are (physically, intellectually, emotionally). Our inclusive practice connects who people are and what people find meaningful, to works of art and the work of our organization.

We believe that art can move you to feel, think, reflect, and act.

We believe that nimble thinking and working together yields exponential results.

We approach our work and learning with courage, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of adventure.


Amplify the social impact of Narrative Art through an approach that bridges the academic and the popular.

Connect to a broad and diverse public by create an institution rooted in impactful, respectful, sustainable relationships.

Practice diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging in all operational and programmatic aspects of our work.

Create a healthy and durable institution equipped to fulfill its vision and public mandate.

All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve.

Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidates' education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate(s).

Pursuant to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art's COVID–19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the museum requires all new hires to provide proof of COVID–19 vaccination as a condition of employment absent an approved medical and/or religious exemption. Upon hire, all new hires will receive detailed instructions on complying with this policy. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.