Part Time Legal Secretary

Employer
New Haven Law Firm Group
Location
New Haven
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 15, 2018
Closes
Feb 12, 2018
Industry
Legal
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Part Time Legal Assistant

Medium size law firm in downtown New Haven has an immediate need for a Part Time Legal Secretary.

We seek a bright & energetic Legal Secretary to undertake a variety of administrative and clerical tasks to support a busy IP attorney.

Responsibilities

  • Primary role is maintaining electronic correspondence & filings.
  • Provide administrative support to one or more lawyers and senior legal secretaries
  • Maintain patent & trademark application files - physical and electronic files
  • May be requested to compose correspondence, reports, memorandums, legal documents
  • Time entry and billing
  • Other duties as needed

Requirements

  • Willingness to learn, keep pace with a busy environment and interact with others.
  • Experience as legal secretary or assistant preferred; not essential
  • MUST be proficient in MS Office, especially Microsoft Word, familiar with Adobe Acrobat. Familiar with Excel, Adobe Photoshop and legal billing software is a plus.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Outstanding time-management and typing skills of at least 50 wpm.
  • Ability to multitask and be comfortable dealing with a diverse pool of people
  • Legal Secretary Certification or diploma desired. College degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of patent prosecution procedures and practices helpful but not required
  • Able to move around office to make copies, fax, file and remain seated 65% of the time.
  • Ability to move files weighing up to 25lbs from kneeling, sitting and standing position.

We Offer Benefits: Free parking, and friendly working. Potential for advancement; may lead into full time position.

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