Legal Assistant

Goldberg Segalla, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a Legal Assistant in its Garden City office.

Job Description:

 

  • The ability to type approximately 65 – 75 words per minute.
  • Familiarity with electronic filing in Federal and State Court.
  • Types general correspondence, memoranda and complex legal documents according to the requirements set by each practice group.
  • Transcribes dictation tapes (letters, memos of law, motions and briefs).
  • Proofreads documents and checks for appropriate formatting, spelling and grammar.
  • Prepares check requests for processing with appropriate backup and timely submission to accounting for payment.
  • Types and coordinates expense reports.
  • Enters and edits attorney’s time into the timekeeping system within deadlines as required.
  • Maintains attorney(s’) appointment calendar.
  • Coordinates all client related travel.
  • Maintains files in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Prepares and updates attorney case lists.
  • Receive, open, prioritize and distribute incoming mail.
  • Prepare materials for distribution via U.S. mail, fax, courier, messenger, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client information in accordance with the firm policies.
  • Interacts professionally with clients, attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, all other staff and other representatives outside of the firm.
  • Ability to handle pressure, interruptions and multiple projects with frequently changing priorities and deadlines.

 

Requirements/Skills:

 

  • Ideal candidate should be motivated with the goal of becoming a long term asset within the organization.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Excellent typing skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Team work oriented.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

 

Goldberg Segalla is a growing law firm more than 325 lawyers strong, with 19 offices in the United States (spanning New York, Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and in Europe (in London, where we operate as Goldberg Segalla Global LLP). We look to hire only those people who are excellent at what they do and are dedicated to the pursuit of client service and quality representation within a Best Practices framework. We value team spiritedness, collegiality, and interpersonal harmony within our working community. We are a firm that believes in diversity in the workplace and we offer a professional and positive work environment to each and every member of our team.