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Legal Assistant

Company: McCarter & English, LLP
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

LEGAL ASSISTANT (HARTFORD OFFICE)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

- Transcribes legal briefs, correspondence, letters, minutes of meetings, and confidential memorandum
- Types a variety of legal documents from rough and oral drafts; relays instructions to other staff and attorneys as directed by the supervisor
- Prepares, maintains and confirms daily work calendars and schedules meetings and appointments
- Reads, sorts and dates incoming mail and ensures outgoing mail is timely delivered; if necessary routes mail to a specific delivery service
- Enter time diaries into DTE when requested
- Prepare expense reports
- Answers telephone calls, transfers calls to the appropriate person and takes accurate messages in their absence
- Assist other attorneys and secretaries within the firm through the direction of the supervisor/coordinator

RELATED DUTIES
- Photocopy and collate documents for mailings
- Compile and prepare reports and presentations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Training and Experience.
- Three to five years of legal secretarial experience. Must type a minimum of 70 words per minute.
Commercial real estate experience preferred

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill.
- Comprehensive knowledge of modern legal office practices and procedures
- Considerable knowledge of legal documents preparation, legal terminology and court procedures
- Proven proofreading ability
- Comprehensive knowledge of MS office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
- Use a personal computer and other office equipment
- Must be able to multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment
- Ability to type accurately and transcribe from a dictaphone or similar equipment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills

Note: While the list of essential duties is intended to be as inclusive as possible, there may be other duties, which are essential to particular positions within the class.

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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