Legal Assistant, Trusts and Estates, Albany, NY

August 30, 2021

The Albany office of Lippes Mathias is seeking an experienced legal or administrative assistant to join our team, with growth opportunities. The ideal candidate would have general corporate law firm experience as well as familiarity with trusts & estates and real estate transactions. If you are looking to take your well-developed administrative skills to the next level, this could be the opportunity for you.  You must be highly organized and extremely attentive to details—especially with proofreading your own and other’s written documents. The right candidate is eager and quick to learn, has high energy, and especially enjoys providing high quality and personalized service to small business clients with whom you will have direct contact.  

Responsibilities will include:
  • Prepare memoranda for opening new matters 
  • Assist in the formatting/drafting of legal documents including estate planning documents 
  • Create and maintain schedules for client meetings 
  • Proofread correspondence and legal documents 
  • Monitor and update attorney calendars 
  • Transcribe dictations 
  • Create/maintain electronic directories 
  • Prepare and send out transmittal letters 
  • Save, print, scan, and file all transmittal documents on each file 
  • Perform general office duties as required 

Our ideal Legal Assistant will have:
  •  At least 5 years of experience in a law firm environment 
  • Accurate typing speed of 60+ wpm required 
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills 
  • Reliable attendance 
  • Experience with editing, proofreading, revising and drafting of legal documents 
  • Knowledge of surrogate court rules 
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Knowledge of ProLaw or similar document management systems 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to complete projects with little oversight and direction 
  • Ability to use discretion and handle confidential information 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce high quality work products 
Lippes Mathias is a growing law firm with over 130 attorneys and 210 total employees located in 7 offices (Buffalo, Albany, Jacksonville, Washington D.C., Chicago, New York City and Burlington, Ontario). We rely upon and promote teamwork among staff, paralegals and attorneys to meet the expectations of our clients. We look to hire people who are excellent at what they do and have a positive attitude of serving our clients’ needs. We are a firm that values a diversity of ideas and experiences in an atmosphere that is collegial and open. 

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