Legal Assistant

  • Google
  • London, UK
  • 01 Apr, 2019
Trainee Legal Assistant

Job Description

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in drafting simple commercial contracts.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in fast-paced professional environments.
  • Knowledge of contract, commercial, IP, IT and data protection law.
  • Ability to differentiate between legal and commercial issues and to understand when to escalate.
  • Ability to prioritize and to manage numerous responsibilities concurrently.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, with a commitment to professionalism and collegiality. Rubric set (not public)

About the job

Google's legal department is at the center of an information law revolution, and you're at its core. As a Legal Assistant, you are a driving force behind the success of your Legal team, ready to roll up your sleeves to create and improve processes, maintain records, conduct legal research and coordinate communications across the team. As you closely support your team, you may find yourself working with multiple groups within the Legal Department, internal clients across Google, and external parties. You're an independent thinker who isn't afraid to ask questions, and you're organized in a way that never overlooks the details.

You will draft a variety of simple commercial agreements primarily focusing on inbound service agreements and marketing agreements to support Google’s needs. You will assist with the creation and maintenance of internal legal team knowledge resources and operational processes. You will support a range of functional areas within Google. You will also prioritize and manage numerous tasks concurrently, while also paying careful attention to detail.

20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an. ty expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.


  • Draft a range of simple inbound service agreements and marketing agreements, and maintain templates that comply with company policies and local law.
  • Develop expertise in a range of Google functional areas and processes, and build relationships with business clients in our various EMEA offices.
  • Advise business clients and global/regional legal teams on various aspects of English law, legal issues and risks, agreement structures, and company policies.