Job: Practice Assistants Needed , All levels

Title Practice Assistants Needed , All levels
Categories Administrative Support Staff (Law Firm)
Location New York, NY
Job Information

An international law firm seeks multiple Practice Assistants

Essential Job Functions

A Practice Assistant provides secretarial and administrative support to attorneys and paralegals in a variety of practice areas.

• Interfacing and establishing ongoing positive business relationship with clients.
• Communicating effectively on busy, multiple telephone lines.
• Typing, formatting, editing and finalizing legal documents.
• Transcribing dictation, minutes of meetings or taped records of conferences and meetings.
• Composing routine letters and memoranda and preparing reports.
• Establishing and maintaining office files and records materials.
• Assisting in the preparation of time-keeping, travel, expense reports and other administrative records.
• Conducting Internet research as directed.
• Scheduling and arranging meetings and conferences.
• Travel arrangements
• Calendar maintenance.
• Filing and general secretarial duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

The qualified candidate will have recent secretarial or assistant experience (preferably in a large law firm); excellent written and oral communication skills; a proactive work ethic; attention to detail; the ability to work well under pressure in a constantly changing environment; excellent attendance, punctuality, and flexibility for overtime; the ability to successfully work in a team-oriented environment. Strong day-to-day organizational skills are essential, including the ability to analyze, assess and prioritize work assignments as well as the ability to multi-task. The candidate mustbe proficient in Microsoft Word and formatting documents utilizing Styles. A minimum typing of 55+ wpm is required. PowerPoint and Excel expertise and a college degree are preferred.

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