Job: Practice Assistant

Title Practice Assistant
Categories Administrative Support Staff (Law Firm)
Job ID 2217
Location New York City
Job Information

A full service law firm is seeking a Practice Assistants. They are expected to service multiple disciplines, creating an opportunity for individuals to
be exposed to a range of matters during the course of their career.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Produce, edit and finalize a wide variety of legal documentation
• Manage daily workflow by determining action items and priorities
• Service client billing needs, perform time entry and open new matters as required
• Provide phone coverage and maintenance and management of various schedules
• Assist with special projects and provide back-up coverage for others as may be required
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
• A vocational or higher educational degree in any field is strongly preferred
• Experience in a similar capacity within a law firm is strongly preferred
• The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and anticipate needs is essential
• Advanced-level document production skills, including use of current versions of Word,
PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, with a typing speed of at least 80 wpm
• A polished, professional presence with the ability to maintain discretion and confidence
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS & SERVICE ORIENTATION:
• Ethical and trustworthy, with the ability to demonstrate good judgment and discretion
• Well organized and proactive, independently motivated and self-directed, a multi-tasker who
consistently demonstrates a positive attitude and approach
• Reliable and punctual, with a pleasant demeanor and a ‘no job too big or small’ attitude
• A quick learner, thinker and executor, with demonstrated enthusiasm and dedication
• Focuses on the needs of internal and external clients/contacts where relevant, builds
relationships with stakeholders
• Maintains a courteous and professional manner in all dealings

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