Job Details

Legal Assistant

Company name

Empire Justice Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Oct 21, 2020

Valid Through

Feb 03, 2021

Posted on

Oct 02, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Rochester, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Profile

Legal Assistant
Responsibilities: Assist with administrative tasks as it relates to the office and attorneys. Draft and send out basic correspondence with accuracy. Field telephone calls as needed. Edit legal documents including but not limited to briefs containing table of contents and table of authorities. Perform administrative duties, including proofreading and editing all materials for extreme accuracy and clarity and prepare final drafts of legal documents, including motion assembly. Service of process and E-filing knowledge (Federal and State) in preparation to file all types of legal documents including but not limited to summons and complaint, answer, discovery requests, responses to opposing counsel, and motions. Assist with scheduling, as needed. Assist with travel plans, as needed. Make reservations for conference rooms on building-wide calendar. Provide administrative and secretarial support to attorneys. Calls to arrange some services (i.e. printing, car rental, etc.). Send monthly attorneys’ fees report to all EJC staff & update Excel worksheet. Update EJC profile on 211 and other outside agencies. Attend monthly receptionist meeting w/ Legal Aid, LawNY, VLSP. Report Toshiba meter reading and call for repairs. Serve as one of the point persons for office maintenance issues. Schedule sign language and interpreting and translating services. Coordinate the destruction of closed case files. Perform administrative duties, including proofreading and editing all materials for extreme accuracy and clarity and prepare final drafts of legal documents, including exhibits. Did all logistic work when filed briefs. E-file briefs or other documents. Responding to the prisoner letters. Handling bar association renewals. File Marquez monthly report in NetDocs and update Excel worksheet.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Associate’s degree in paralegal studies, a paralegal certificate, or a Bachelor’s degree preferred. 7+ years of experience as an administrative assistant (preferably in a law firm supporting litigation), legal assistant, legal secretary, or paralegal. Ability to handle multiple projects with frequently changing priorities and deadlines.. Must have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as to work independently, with minimal supervision.. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of legal documents and terminology. Detail-oriented and highly organized. Experience supporting multiple attorneys. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and professional demeanor.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references. No phone calls or hard copies please.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Empire Justice Center
Telesca Center for Justice
One West Main Street , Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14604

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