Legal Assistant, Trusts & Estates Practice, Albany, NY

July 16, 2020

The Albany office of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP is seeking an experienced legal assistant/paralegal to join our team. The ideal candidate would have general corporate law firm experience as well as familiarity with trust and estates and real estate transactions, however such experience is not required as individualized on the job training by attorneys will be provided to the candidate not possessing such skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Formatting/Drafting legal documents, and other documents needed to service clients
  • Creating and maintaining schedules for client meetings
  • Proofreading correspondence and legal documents
  • Monitoring and updating attorney and non-attorney professional calendar(s) and task lists
  • Transcribe dictations
  • Edit documents, whether provided electronic edits or hand-written edits
  • Prepare Memorandums for opening new matters
  • Create/maintain electronic directories
  • Prepare and send out transmittal letters
  • Saving, printing, scanning and filing of all transmittal documents on each file
  • Perform general office duties as required
Our ideal Legal Assistant will have:

  • 3-6 years Law firm environment experience
  • Accurate typing speed of 60+ wpm required
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • General office and computer experience required
  • Reliable attendance a must
  • 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 billing/document management systems) preferred
  • 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
Job Type: Full-time

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman is a growing law firm with nearly 110 attorneys located in 7 offices (Buffalo, Albany, Florida, 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 the client’s needs. We are a firm that values a diversity of ideas and experiences in an atmosphere that is collegial, informal and open.

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