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Title : Legal Secretary, Corporate

Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # EVFT854292

Legal Secretary, Corporate Responsibilities: Handle incoming and outgoing calls in a professional manner. Take accurate and complete messages. Create, edit (including CompareRite), spell-check, print and proofread documents using basic and advanced software functions. Input attorney time on a daily basis and correct and edit information as required. Prepare and arrange for transmittal of correspondence, legal documents etc., via fax, regular mail service, e-mail, as well as hand-delivery, Federal Express and other messenger service. Follow up to assure timely and accurate delivery. Perform or arrange for duplication and/or binding of documents as required. Maintain client files in an orderly fashion and in compliance with Firm procedures. Provide records of client disbursement charges including client/matter names and numbers for all word processing overtime, duplicating, messenger, luncheon fees, etc. and other expenses deemed to be chargeable to a client. Collaborate with the billing department to ensure accurate client invoicing and distribution of the client bills. Manage the process for the attorney as requested. Reserve conference rooms; arrange for food service for client meetings; greet clients. Open up new client/matter numbers, run conflict checks and assist with engagement letters as required. Manage the process to completion timely and accurate. Perform various other duties as required such as relieving the receptionist during lunch hour on a scheduled basis. Draft and review legal correspondence including thoroughly proofreading for errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting with an understanding of legal terminology. Prepare and collect conflict of interest checks, open new files and maintain client files. Maintain attorneys calendars with hearing dates, filing deadlines, and other dates of importance with knowledge of court rules, court deadlines, discovery and trial preparation, calendaring and filing procedures. Professional demeanor with all firm's clients, attorneys, staff and vendors. Including responding to messages and requests in a timely manner and performing job duties with enthusiasm and a genuine interest to be of service. Prepare and work with briefs, motions and pleadings. Qualifications: Secretarial school degree or 5 years of secretarial experience, preferably within a law firm or legal environment. Organization skills, detailed orientated and ability to juggle several tasks simultaneously. Strong communication skills, with a professional phone demeanor, including well-versed written and verbal abilities. Dictaphone skills are a plus. Proficiency in software programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, or other similar software programs necessary to perform essential duties of the position. Excellent interpersonal, with the ability to work effectively under pressure. Must demonstrate typing speed of at least 60 wpm, fluency with Microsoft Word, and basic knowledge of Excel. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints with minimal supervision. Ability to research and look up cases or utilize resources that will yield these accurate results.

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