Job Details

Legal Assistant Concord Office

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 20,2018

Posted on

Feb 27,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Concord, MA
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Legal Assistant / Concord Office The candidate will be responsible to provide secretarial, patent prosecution and other administrative support to member(s) of the legal staff, and team support as needed, maintain docket of assigned legal staff, prepare correspondence to clients and foreign associates, prepare form documents and correspondence, transcribe and/or draft documents and formal papers to be filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), prepare and assemble papers to be reviewed by Quality Review and complete filing process to the USPTO after review. Responsible for docket management, client portfolio management, preparation of correspondence as well as forms, letters and formal papers to be filed with the courts and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), tracking and proactive follow up on multiple deadlines and tasks to ensure timely and accurate completion, preparation of correspondence and reports for clients/potential clients, client/case matter database and file maintenance,.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 5+ years of patent prosecution legal secretarial experience in a law firm or other professional services environment. Should have excellent writing and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, demonstrated consistently proactive approach to deadlines and tasks to ensure timely and accurate completion, ability to follow up and follow through, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, a professional, upbeat and goal-oriented approach, ability to interact with clients and all levels of personnel with professionalism and tact, expert proficiency in utilization of Microsoft Office applications, ability to work as both a team player and independently, working knowledge of USPTO rules and experience with electronic filing systems, ability to work successfully in a busy, fast paced environment and prioritize work from multiple attorneys.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, PC
530 Virginia Road
PO Box 9133
Concord, MA 01742-9133
Phone: 978-202-3461

Review:

"Great for Patent Law, but High Expectations"

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

It's okay to have expectations, but you can't expect someone just starting out to carry the same load as a seasoned veteran. Allow them to learn and they'll perform better for you in the future.

Pros : If you are getting into patent law, Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds is one of the best places to learn and get experience. The firm has pretty good benefits, as well.
Cons : You are often times left feeling like a number and lost in the firm. They sometimes have unreasonably high expectations of their workers, especially ones just starting out.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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