Legal Assistant, Labor and Employment, Albany, NY

March 13, 2023

The Labor & Employment Practice Group at Lippes Mathias focuses in the area of governmental relations/lobbying and represents public sector labor unions and other clients before the New York State Legislature, the Governor’s Office and State administrative agencies. We are seeking a self-starting candidate with superior organizational skills to support the partner-in-charge and several other attorneys in the practice group. The successful candidate will support the team in drafting and organizing legal documents.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Prepare memoranda to open new matters
  • Create, maintain, and organize electronic and hard copy files
  • Prepare transmittal cover letters
  • Save, print, and file document submissions
  • Prepare and track delivery requests as needed
  • Help track status expirations and renewals
  • Proofread and edit documents as requested
  • Create accounting bills and expense reports as needed
  • Maintain closed files
  • Assist with calendaring critical dates
  • Provide other clerical support as needed

Our ideal Legal Assistant will have:
  • Minimum 2-years experience as a legal assistant
  • Knowledge of reporting with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government is a plus
  • Accurate typing speed of 65+ wpm
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • General office and computer experience
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Reliable attendance record
  • Experience with editing, revising, and drafting of legal documents
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and to complete projects with little direction
  • Ability to use discretion and handle confidential information
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce high quality work products
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with nearly 170 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Long Island, and New York, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals.

Interested applicants shall submit a resume in confidence to  

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