IP Litigation Secretary 8/19/2016

Legal Services Company New York, NY

Company
Legal Services Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28886656
AJE Ref #
575935361
Location
New York, NY
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT SECRETARY - (LITIGATION, IP LITIGATION PREFERRED)

_NEW YORK, NY_

Start as Floater!-Team Player needed-not hired to work for a particular attorney-but assigned after a while

OVERVIEW

The work of the legal secretaries at (the "Firm") is critical to the overall operation of the Firm and the ability of each and every lawyer to serve the Firm's clients effectively. At the Firm, legal secretaries are considered professionals and important members of the team. An effective team is based on mutual respect, cooperation and commitment to a common goal.

When a secretary is hired by the Firm, she or he is hired by the Firm and not by a particular lawyer. Thus, secretaries are expected to play an active role in assisting their assigned lawyers - and, when necessary, assisting otherlawyers and other secretaries - toward the common goal of providing the Firm's clients with the best service possible.

To be an effective member of the team, secretaries should familiarize themselves with Firm procedures, from the way files are organized in the Records Department to the billing procedures of the Accounting Department. To be an integral part of a practice group, secretaries should also work with their assigned lawyers in establishing and maintaining the particular procedures of the practice group and the lawyer's individual requirements and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly, Outlook, Word, Excel)
* Some knowledge of Document Management Systems (i.e., DeskSite)
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
* The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
* Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
* Strong time management skills
* Requires strong computer and Internet research skills
* Ability to multi-task and prioritize work proficiently and effectively completes same in a timely manner
* Ability to work independently and anticipate needs of assignments
* Maintains composure while meeting multiple deadlines (even with frequent interruptions)
* Conserves assignments' time by reading, researching apprises assignment of schedule in advance of commitments
* Analyzes, allocates, processes and monitors complex expense reports
* Maintains and updates assignments' client/matter lists, Outlook contacts and Marketing mailing lists
* Responsible for assignments' annual mailings
* Researches and routes correspondence
* Produces information by formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying and transmitting documents
* Proofreads and reviews all work produced
* Receives, screens and transfers telephone calls; relays telephone messages according to method preferred by assignments (e.g., written messages, email, or voicemail)
* Responsible for submitting requests for conflicts reports; prepares and monitors creation of new business forms
* Coordinates client billing with billing specialist
* Maintains assigned lawyers' files pursuant to the Firm's Policy on Records Management
* Support visiting lawyers/clients when required
* Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff as well as outside clients and vendors
* Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
* A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job; accepts responsibility for actions
* Exercises confidentiality and discretion
* Volunteers to assist others and seeks out work during slow periods in work load
* Continues to develop skills and abilities
* Maintains a safe and unobstructed work area, including a neat and well-organized desk; demonstrates safe work practices
* Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

PREFERRED

* 11 - 20years related experience and/or training
* B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
* Previous experience in a professional services firm (not necessarily all in a law firm)
* Types accurately at 55-70 wpm
* Proficiency in advanced functions of Microsoft suite (e.g., Adobe)
* Excellent command of Blackline packages such as DeltaView

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

* In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:
* Ability to multi-task and prioritize work proficiently and effectively completes same in a timely manner
* Ability to work independently and anticipate needs of assignment
* On behalf of assignment, liaise with various support departments of the Firm
* Maintains composure while meeting multiple deadlines (even with frequent interruptions
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
* The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
* Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
* Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
* A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job; accepts responsibility for actions
* Exercises confidentiality and discretion
* Proofreads accurately

$75 -PLUS!