Legal Assistant - (White Plains, NY) (Poughkeepsie)

Compensation

: $58,215.00 - $90,790.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Administrative/Clerical



Description

Westchester County, New York law firm seeks a Legal Assistant with a minimum of two (2) years of experience working for a New York Law Firm, who is energetic, organized, and disciplined.

Responsibilities of the Position:
Assist with preparation of legal documents
Research background information related to legal issues, gather records and files, and put information together
Drafting routine contracts or legal agreements
Retain files of prepared legal documents
May respond to interrogatories and coordinate requests between internal and external counsel
Managing attorney's calendars by recording and monitoring court appearance dates
Familiarity with the basics of a litigation related practice (sending out routine correspondence, familiarity with contacting the court and opposing counsel for adjournments, etc.)
Will be responsible for handling prospective new clients calls, potential client follow-up calls, existing clients phone calls, all inbound calls, filing, scanning, and going to court when needed

Requirements:
Minimum of two (2) years solid experience working in a New York Law firm
Bachelors degree from an accredited college
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Reliable Transportation

Preferred Characteristics:
Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Comfortable working with high net-worth clients
Experienced working in a small law firm setting, preferably Matrimonial Law, Family Law or both
Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
Tech savvy (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Clio, Lexicata, Family Law Software, & Drafting Libraries)
BS or BA degree from an accredited College or University
Relevant education (paralegal certification, legal studies, legal secretary certification)
Notary Republic
Billing Experience (sending out invoices and following up Accounts Receivable)
IOS Systems & Internet Research

The position offers a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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