LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT!
Legal Administrative Assistant!
Are you a Legal Administrative Assistant? Do you have Elite billing experience? Would you like to join one of the top mid-sized firms in the US? If so, R&W Group has a fantastic new opportunity! One of our favorite law firm clients is looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant.
In this role, you would become a member of a highly dedicated administrative team that delivers impeccable and sophisticated professional services to internal and external clients. You must be amenable to performing a variety of senior administrative support duties, including support to a team of attorneys, including high level shareholders in a very fast-paced and deadline oriented environmental law practice. You must have advanced knowledge of Elite, MS Word, court processes and procedures, e-filing support and other legal office software.
In this role you would manage multiple projects, including heavy billing, while maintaining effective and courteous communication with senior level internal and external clients, staff and peers. You would also backup and support team members of the secretarial teams, as well as the reception desk when needed.
On a daily or weekly basis, enter attorneys’ time into the Firm’s accounting system, using handwritten notes, and review entries made into InTapp Time system. Advanced experience in using Elite is required. Maintain time entry deadlines and coordinate the timely submission of attorney hours.
Coordinate with other legal administrative assistants on bills managed by other attorneys. Print pro-forma client bills. Review, edit, and correct bills in draft form as generated by the billing system (Elite).
Reconcile monthly Visa bill for assigned attorneys. Process expense reports and obtain Firm checks or petty cash as required.
Make extensive national and international travel arrangements and manage multiple and simultaneous itineraries and calendars. Receive, screen and transfer/forward telephone calls. Provide messages to the appropriate individuals.
Open and promptly distribute incoming mail. Date stamp if requested. Check out-box periodically throughout the day and process materials appropriately.
Coordinate meetings, appointments and conferences. Schedule conference rooms, arrange meal service, and prepare necessary materials. Setup for and clean-up after meetings
Maintain calendar for attorney. Remind attorney of responsibilities in advance of commitments.
Maintain tickler system and follow up on requests made by attorneys, paralegals, and clients. Docket case and motion schedules per local, state and federal rules.
Arrange for the appropriate delivery of documents through the mail, overnight delivery or messenger services. Transmit faxes. Perform and/or outsource photocopy, bindery, scanning, and printing tasks as needed.
Maintain knowledge of procedures for filing with state and federal courts and agencies.
Make photocopies as requested. Create and convert documents to and from PDF and Word formats. Review results for accuracy and completeness. Coordinate with office services of outside vendors for large jobs.
Set up and maintain client, work, chronological, pleading and personal files, including electronic files in iManage. Coordinate transfer of inactive or closed files to Records Coordinator or offsite storage facilities. Maintain computerized index of all files in the Firm’s standard format.
Maintain attorney contacts in the InterAction client relationship management system, including entering a significant number of new contacts.
Identify and update outdated contact information and merge duplicate contacts. Input notes and activities as appropriate for each contact (e.g., meetings, events, marketing activities).
Add and remove attorney contacts to Firm distribution lists.
Assist attorneys with basic questions about InterAction, including InterAction for Microsoft Outlook (IMO).
Coordinate with back up support when out of the office or unable to complete assigned projects.
Maintain awareness of all tasks and deadlines related to projects farmed out to other support staff.
Process and format Word and Excel documents, using prescribed Firm formats. Includes comparisons, conversions, merges, creation of tables of contents/authorities, etc.
Perform processes associated with court services, including filing, requesting transcripts and litigation searching. Prepare basic documents in PowerPoint as needed.
Assist attorneys with PowerPoint presentations, including basic graphic enhancements (e.g., SmartArt, graphs/charts, inserting images from Firm pre-licensed image library).
Proofread all documents (both draft and final) to ensure accuracy of copy, grammar, punctuation and syntax as well as conformance to Firm formats.
Ensure all documents are properly saved to appropriate workspaces within the document management system. Verify tasks are completed, check for accuracy and ensure that the appropriate metadata cleansing has been applied.
Prepare correspondence for attorney review.
Provide relief at the reception desk when necessary.
Provide overflow services as requested by Human Resources or other team members.
Be available to work overtime in the evening or weekends as requested.
Participate as an active member of the secretarial team and support fellow team members as needed.
Maintain advanced knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Elite (accounting), InterAction (contacts), and other programs needed to accomplish job objectives.
Assist in office operations including maintenance of beverages in refrigerator and coffee and tea, supplies, preparing conference rooms for meetings and cleaning up afterwards, loading and emptying the dishwasher, taking and executing food orders day to day and for meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
College graduate with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent legal administrative experience in a law firm environment.
Proficiency in MS Office, Excel, Adobe suite and PowerPoint.
Strong attention to detail. Ability to prioritize, organize work flow and use time efficiently.
Adapt to ever-changing work priorities.
Excellent communication (oral and written), analytic and problem-solving skills.
Preferred 3-8 years of experience supporting senior attorneys. Strong litigation and billing experience.
Solid compensation and benefits. Great team. Apply online https://adr.to/kspki