Job Details

Legal Administrative Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Dec 29, 2020

Posted on

Sep 15, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Administrative Assistant
Duties: Perform secretarial and clerical duties. Open mail for attorney and log time on time sheet as necessary. Enter attorney time sheets into computer on a daily basis. Answer telephone, giving non-legal information when possible, refer call to attorney and take messages. Transcribe dictation utilizing dictation system (BigHand), occasionally prepare correspondence on own initiative for approval of lawyer and prepare legal documents as required. Maintain files, assisting with filing or request file clerk assistance from office manager/floor supervisor when necessary. Responsible for scheduling depositions and various other meetings and appointments. In emergency may have to deliver or collect documents for attorney at courthouse, other law offices, etc. Make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for attorney. Maintain attorney diary system. Perform additional duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Must have at least 5 years of litigation experience. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Must have strong technical skills. Must be able to manage a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to communicate with clients and co-workers effectively and efficiently. Candidates must have proven track record of organization skills, possess excellent typing skills, possess a keen eye for detail, and have the ability to prioritize, multitask, and work in a team environment. Should have 5+ years of litigation experience. Casualty experience is preferred. Strong technical skills is a must.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
600 Grant Street
U.S. Steel Tower, Suite 2900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Review:

"RUN!"

Former Employee - Reviewed on July 01, 2020

Train your managers! Have a better work atmosphere, and people won't continue to leave. Give staff bonuses to make them feel appreciated. Care about your staff-- who really support the attorneys and get the job done!

Pros : Affordable insurance.
Cons : (New York/Westchester offices) Management only cares about the attorneys. Management does not have any managerial skills! Very undisciplined atmosphere. Overworked and underpaid. No bonus for assistants. Extremely heavy workload. A few nice people to work with, but mostly nasty and high school'ish. Very stringent rules from Philadelphia headquarters. Staff is a merry go round of people.
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 : 2019
Job type : Full time

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