Job Details

Legal Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Hackensack, NJ

Posted on

Apr 16,2018
Practice Area
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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Legal Assistant The candidate should have 5+ years law firm experience supporting a busy Trusts & Estates partner. Will assist with Estate Administration and Estate Planning documents as well as Estate Litigation and Guardianship Procedures. Candidate must also have knowledge of how to complete NJ Estate Tax Return and Federal Estate Tax Return. Some Residential Real Estate experience would be helpful. Prior Trust and Estates experience, a must.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Cullen and Dykman
433 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Review:

"Bureacratic Firm with Poor CYA Corporate Culture and Partners that only want to Intimidate (including physical threats) not Manage. Avoid!! "

Former Employee - Reviewed on April 25, 2018

Update your systems and technology. The firm is too stuffy - even in law firm standards. Your associates and employees are to be respected. There are plenty of other (and better) firms out there.

Pros : Decent salary and benefits. There is health insurance but it is too expensive and has poor coverage. There is a bonus based on bill but is often unattainable. There really is not too much else.
Cons : Poor corporate culture and partners that seemed to not only engender backstabbing and throwing under the bus but actively encouraged it. This same partner in the litigation department threatened physical violence!! The firm needs to get with the times - seems stuck in the 1990s. Disorganized and bureaucratic - CYA and then gives you the run around - "pass the buck ethos."
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2018
Job type : Full time

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