Open Position: Legal Assistant

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Description:

Midtown location Law firm is currently seeking Legal Assistants. This individual would be responsible for assisting with various administration duties in their office. This would a great opportunity for individuals who either are looking to further their legal careers or leave their current field and transition into a legal environment. This position is permanent, but there could also be temporary roles available. For permanent this role would pay around 40k-50k depending on experience. This would not be a good opportunity for individuals planning on attending law school in the next two years.

Duties and responsibilities
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to take direction and work independently with little or no supervision
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Very high level of contact with clients, courts, and demanding adversaries
Typing and general administrative support
Screen incoming calls and mail to determine priority level and respond independently
when possible, including follow up
Make travel arrangements (professional and personal)
Coordinate meetings (staff, client, project, and special events)
Maintain and update firm and personal address books
Manage calendars, and schedule appointments independently
Prepare correspondence, reports, and other complex documents
Direct preparation, service and filing of legal documents under instruction of attorneys,
and learn and use court electronic filing systems
Direct filing of selected materials coordinating with the firm’s file clerk
Keep track of attorneys’ time and enter time records into the firm’s Juris diary system;
track and record own time when appropriate
Prepare business proposals for new clients and maintain files about them
Perform internet fact searching and basic research
Support any area of the firm that requires additional assistance
Support for other attorneys and staff
Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure

Bachelor’s Degree is required
Legal experience or experience at a law firm is not required, but is a plus
Comfort familiarity with Microsoft Office; especially Outlook & Word

Date Posted:

08-06-2020

Location:

New York, NY

Salary:

USD 40k-50k

Employment Type:

Permanent

Organization:

The Aldan Troy Group