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Legal Secretary The candidate will perform receptionist and legal secretarial duties, including answering the phones, greeting clients, and general public in lobby; including takin....
Legal Secretary The candidate will be responsible to work with multiple attorneys providing a full range of support including, preparation/revision of correspondence, pleadings and....
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Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # YWYH715295
Junior Paralegal, Restructuring Duties: Under the supervision and direction of a Paralegal, helps to manage and organize the materials and information relating to particular matters and transactions. Work with and assist our legal staff in representing debtors, creditors, and creditor committees in large chapter 11 bankruptcies and in business reorganizations and restructuring. Clerical duties and basic file organization tasks, and may require long hours and travel. Provide legal and administrative support to Paralegals and Attorneys in the Restructuring Department. Assist in analyzing large amounts of due diligence materials regarding all aspects of a company s business operations. Assist with the preparation and filing of First Day Pleadings, Electronic Court Filings; draft administrative first-day pleadings; cite check and research or update precedent in first and second-day pleadings filed; research the local rules; identify if there are any changes that will affect the filings and send a detailed e-mail to the attorneys indicating such amendments; coordinate with the client s financial advisors and the client to obtain and analyze certain due diligence material in preparation of major charts and notices to be included as part of the filing material. Correspond with clients, creditors and other interested parties regarding status of cases and other issues. Collate information and exhibits for motions, applications, notices, memoranda, proofs of claim and orders to the court. Assist with the preparation of fee statements and applications; maintain professional fee spreadsheets; analyze dockets, pleadings and monthly invoices and prepare detailed memorandum to the client summarizing the data. Proofread documents and exhibits, charts and diagrams. Maintain calendar. Work closely with Kirkland s other practice groups and offices on matters related to restructuring / reorganizations. Commitment to work overtime; available for travel.
Qualifications: College graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and corporate law with the ability to commit to the position for 2+ years. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, legal assistants, clients and vendors. Must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem and Westlaw is a plus.
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