The Legal Administrative Assistant position is a non-exempt, full-time position. This position is responsible for providing administrative support to multiple attorneys and timekeepers in the commercial real estate practice area. It requires a confident, proactive professional with solid administrative experience. The ideal candidate will possess superb organizational skills, the ability to handle a multitude of tasks simultaneously, adapt quickly to meet deadlines and regularly exercise independent judgment.
- Coordinates incoming and outgoing electronic communications (including telephone, e-mail and fax)
- Delivers exceptional client service both internally and externally in a professional manner with discretion and confidentiality.
- Coordinates travel arrangements and prepares itineraries
- Schedules meetings and arranges for conference rooms and meals
- Proactively manages busy calendars, prioritizing meeting requests with internal and external groups
- Assists with commercial real estate closings, including close coordination with real estate paralegal to complete documents, obtain signatures, and prepare closing binders
- Prepares documents and is responsible for typing/transcribing legal documents accurately and within requested timeframes, prioritizing work among assignments and meeting specific deadlines on projects
- Prepares and e-files documents as required
- Maintains paper and electronic files, works with File Room to create and maintain client files and indexes, performs routine filing and retrieves files as needed, saves electronic documents and communication to document management system using proper, standard naming conventions
- Maintains chronological files and administrative files for assigned attorneys
- Prepares daily time entry for Partners and other attorneys, as approved by management and submits in a timely manner
- Collaborates with Accounting to ensure accuracy in billing pursuant to client requirements; performs Paperless Proforma edits, completes expense reimbursements in a timely manner, prepares invoices for payment as requested by timekeepers
- Tracks and reports CLE hours for assigned attorneys
- Provides event planning and coordination support as needed
- Enters and updates client data in InterAction software
- Proactively demonstrates effective teamwork and provides assistance to other LAAs as time permits
- Works cooperatively with other departments and individuals in the firm
- Independently uses sound judgment and initiative to develop project timelines
- Anticipates the business needs of the assigned timekeepers; plans ahead and meets deadlines
- Interacts with staff at all levels in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism
QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS
- 3-5 years prior experience as an administrative assistant required
- At least one year of work in commercial real estate law required; experience in multiple areas of law a plus
- Being a notary public or having the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
- Ability to transcribe documents
- Experience in law firm or corporate legal department preferred
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational abilities, strong analytical and problem solving skills, and proactive business style required.
- Advanced skills with Microsoft Office preferred, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Typing speed of 60 wpm preferred
- Position is generally sedentary in nature; involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time
- Ability to occasionally or routinely lift up 10 – 20 lbs. required
- Ability to talk and hear required
- Ability to perform repetitive motions required
- Ability to sit, stand and walk required
- Ability to reach, lift, climb, balance, stoop and crouch required
- Ability to see and read PC screens, detect color coding, read fine print, and/or normal type size print
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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.