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Title : Paralegal

Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # WYSR710825

Business is very brisk at this large, international full-service law firm that is one of the oldest and most prestigious firms in the Pacific Northwest. Their practice includes corporate, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, legislative, and other types of law. It's clients include some of the largest corporations from around the region and the globe. The firm has a strong commitment to diversity, and its attorneys enjoy a flexible, exciting environment where they can choose the specific types of work that they enjoy. All attorneys are given meaningful, interesting assignments and client contact, as well as the training and mentoring they need to enhance their skills. Relationships between associates and partners are generally good, and the firm encourages pro bono work. Billable hours requirements are reasonable, and market compensation is paid.
Paralegal Duties: Supports lawyers, performing a variety of functions that may include factual research, document analysis, cite checking and Shepardizing, and drafting transactional documents, all as directed by the supervising lawyer. Utilizes the firm s software and technology, specifically any practice-group driven technology. Examines, organizes, summarizes, and analyzes information relating to particular questions to create a logical and usable work product. Investigates factual issues by using a variety of resources, including local libraries, web sites, client repositories, and other outside sources. Maintains client, matter, or practice group specific libraries in hard copy or electronic format (or both). Presents results of all projects in effectively written memos, e-mails, or in logical discussion. Creates and maintains spreadsheets, utilizing formulas. Coordinates the storage of client information with the firm s Records Department. Maintains all administrative standards set by the firm, including the preparation and submittal of daily time entries, attendance at administrative meetings, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Qualifications: 2 years relevant work experience in the legal field. Working understanding of the legal terminology specific to the practice group. Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to be trained on specific practice group technology. Displays the ability to express himself/herself clearly using proper grammar and appropriate vocabulary; comments are organized and precise; is able to describe a set of facts in an organized, clear, and unambiguous fashion. Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills. High attention to detail and the ability to follow up on assignments in situations where there is little or no guidance, structure a system from minimal instruction, and submit a flawless work product. Positive, flexible and committed attitude. Ability and time management skills to work independently and meet deadlines in an atmosphere of frequent interruptions. Critical thinking skills sufficient to make decisions regarding daily work, a willingness to follow instructions, and responsibility to bring all problems, concerns, or discrepancies to the attention of the supervising lawyer. Remain current in practice area industry trends and in the legal profession. Use own judgment in decision making to solve problems and achieve business outcomes. Organize and prioritize own workload and help timekeepers with their organization. Take the initiative in handling projects and anticipating what needs to be done. Understand and follow specific and detailed instructions in oral and written form.
 
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