Legal Assistant

The TemPositions Group of Companies
Posted Jan 25
Contract
New Haven, Connecticut

Description

We are currently looking for a self-motivated Legal Assistant to ensure the smooth running of a Legal Firm. The ideal candidate will provide a broad spectrum of legal services under the supervision of an attorney and provide the office with effective support.

Responsibilities Include

  • Provide administrative support to lawyer(s) and enhance office effectiveness.
  • Maintain calendars for attorneys which include scheduling meetings and arranging calls.
  • Manage inflow and outflow of mail, visitors, and phone calls. Learn clientele and build relationships that facilitate the highest level of client support.
  • Draft and/or proofread documents and letters for attorney review and assume additional paralegal responsibilities.
  • Type up and file basic legal documents and correspondence.
  • Facilitate the meeting of deadlines by keeping multiple agendas and providing timely reminders.
  • Work as a team with other staff members on general office administration (e.g., maintaining office supplies, handling conference room needs, coordinating with various service providers).

Qualifications

  • Proven working experience as a Legal Assistant or Legal Secretary
  • Familiarity with law, legal procedures, and protocols
  • Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office
  • Computer literacy
  • Proficiency in English- Bilingual Hebrew or French a plus
  • Working knowledge of legal software & familiarity with legal documents and terminology
  • 5+ years' experience as a legal assistant at a law firm
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams with the ability to type with a speed of at least 50 wpm with high accuracy
  • Self-starter with proven ability to effectively prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent secretarial and organizational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple activities and work under pressure
  • Legal Assistant certification or diploma a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital or familial status, age, physical or mental disability, perceived disability, citizenship status, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Applications from members of minority groups and women are encouraged.

Pay:$52,000.00 - $73,000.00