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Legal Staff Paralegal in Pittsburgh, PA

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Company name

Law Firm Staff

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff


Pittsburgh, PA

Posted on

Aug 06,2018

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Business is very brisk at this large, international full-service law firm that is one of the oldest and most prestigious firms in the Pacific Northwest. Their practice includes corporate, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, legislative, and other types of law. It's clients include some of the largest corporations from around the region and the globe. The firm has a strong commitment to diversity, and its attorneys enjoy a flexible, exciting environment where they can choose the specific types of work that they enjoy. All attorneys are given meaningful, interesting assignments and client contact, as well as the training and mentoring they need to enhance their skills. Relationships between associates and partners are generally good, and the firm encourages pro bono work. Billable hours requirements are reasonable, and market compensation is paid. Project Coordinator / Senior Paralegal Duties: Assists lawyers, performing a variety of information management functions and factual investigation. Responsible for coordinating practice support for a designated client or group of clients, including contributing to preparation of client budgets and billings. Examines, organizes, analyzes, and summarizes information relating to particular questions and organizes its communication into a logical and usable work product. Investigates factual issues by using a variety of sources, including libraries, websites, client repositories, and other outside sources. Maintains client-, matter-, or practice-group-specific resources in electronic format or hard copy. Assists in all aspects of the deal or case, including, but not limited to, drafting transactional documents and pleadings, coordinating document productions, administering trusts and estates, assisting with real estate transactions, and creating and maintaining spreadsheets. Maintains all administrative standards set by the firm, including the preparation and submittal of daily time entries, attendance at administrative meetings, legal keying all client relevant/firm information, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Communicates and enforces firm policies as necessary. Coordinates with vendors and service providers for outside services, if necessary, following the firm s procurement policies. Delegates work assignments and monitors workloads and capacity of timekeepers and other support personnel as necessary. Contributes to the preparation of client budgets, reviews proformas, and coordinates with firm s accounting and billing departments to provide regular billing support for client(s) as directed by the supervising partner. Manages and trains project assistants and administrative staff as necessary. Develops procedures and systems to provide effective legal services. Provides input regarding hiring and performance reviews. Meets all responsibilities of a Senior Paralegal experienced in the specific practice area supported by this position.

Qualifications: College Degree preferred with 5+ years of paralegal experience in the relevant subject area. Leadership and management skills. Ability to follow detailed instruction and handle complex work. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and specific practice-group technology. Must be able to produce accurate results. Ability to anticipate, plan, and prioritize work while managing competing demands to meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity. High attention to detail and the ability to follow up on assignments with little or no guidance from leadership. Critical thinking skills sufficient to make independent decisions regarding daily work tasks. Ability to bring problems, concerns, or discrepancies to the attention of the supervising lawyer. Working knowledge of basic accounting principles and Excel. Must be current in practice area industry trends and in the legal profession. Demonstrated the ability to manage all aspects of a deal or case within his or her area of expertise and may supervise or train other paralegals or project assistants as needed.

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Law Firm Staff