Legal Assistant - Entry Level - Phillipsburg, NJ

LEGAL ASSISTANT – ENTRY-LEVEL

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ

FLORIO PERRUCCI STEINHARDT & FADER, L.L.C.  seeks a full-time trustworthy and dependable professional for its Phillipsburg, NJ office to grow with the firm.  Must possess Legal Assistant experience: hands-on, schooling and/or internship.  Candidate will be supporting one of the firm’s Law Partners in the Family practice area, with personal business matters and general law office duties.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Excellent fringe benefits package:   health-dental-vision benefits, 401(k) Plan, life insurance and disability benefits, paid holidays, vacation and absence time. 35-hour work week.  IMMEDIATE OPENING.  Training will be provided.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Candidate must have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Hands-on as a Legal Assistant supporting varied law practice areas
  • Formal education in legal studies, college or certification program with high honors
  • Legal Assistant graduate from a local community college with high honors
  • Legal Assistant graduate from a business school with high honors
  • Internships in legal work

Candidate must possess: these attributes:

  • Knowledge of NJ rules and civil procedures with federal court filings
  • Competency in legal support duties; i.e., creating blacklines, comparing documents, creating signature pages, inserting attorney comments to draft documents and accurately billing time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Outlook; particularly  Word and Excel
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to apply problem-solving techniques
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Meticulous file maintenance skills 
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivation, yet be a team player when needed
  • Quality to respect matters of a confidential nature
  • A high level of enthusiasm for your work product 
  • Professional courtesy with all contacts

In providing legal support services to firm attorneys, the position requires successful execution of: 

a)      Composing, preparing, revising and finalizing written documents and correspondence as directed by the attorney

b)      Preparing client intake forms, retainer agreements and electronic filings

c)      Maintaining attorney files in a consistent and logical manner

d)      Taking and transcribing dictation - highly skilled

e)      Answering phones in a courteous and professional manner

f)       Scheduling meetings and conference calls

g)      Opening and forwarding all forms of mail – paper, electronic and voice

h)      Entering billable time and disbursements

i)       Faxing and scanning documents

j)       Managing calendars and contacts

k)      Researching case histories and general documents/materials for attorneys via Westlaw and/or other requested platforms


Visit our website to learn about the firm:  http://www.fpsflawfirm.com.

If the position interests you, please submit a cover letter, detailed résumé, salary history and professional reference list (include firm, address, contact name, title, and telephone number) to jobs@fpsflawfirm.com.  If you were a recent student, submit  a cover letter, résumé, professional reference list (include firm, address, contact name, title, and telephone number), your transcripts and a sample of your legal writing skills in a work or school product and any letters of reference from teachers, instructors, and employers.  

Thank you for your interest in FPSF!

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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