Legal Assistant

On Call Counsel Published: July 12, 2019
Location
New York, NY
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Description

Midtown Law Firm is seeking a Legal Assistant in the Boston office to provide administrative, legal secretarial, and/or clerical support for assigned lawyers and other members of the Firm on an as-needed basis.



Responsibilities:

  • Create, edit, format and produce Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents as needed according to Proskauer standards
  • Provide assistance with ongoing projects to ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Provide telephone coverage to assigned/backup lawyers
  • Create new business forms and files as required
  • Complete and submit Expense Forms and Check Requests in a timely manner as required
    Arrange for travel, seminars, conferences, etc. as needed
  • Manage lawyer calendar appointments for client meetings, conference calls, etc.
  • Assist with time entries and billing as needed
  • Perform routine administrative tasks, such as printing, scanning, copying messenger service, etc.
  • Work as part of secretarial floor teams to provide assistance to all lawyers
  • Provide overflow support as needed


Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree
    At least 2 years of legal experience
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality dealing with sensitive information and client matters.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on various assignments, with various attorneys and staff, including overtime as needed
  • Ability to maintain composure in a high-pressure, fast paced environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to type 50-60 wpm
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