Legal Assistant Temp-To-Perm - Phillipsburg, NJ

LEGAL ASSISTANT TEMP-TO-PERM – PHILLIPSBURG, NJ

FLORIO PERRUCCI STEINHARDT & FADER, L.L.C. seeks a temp-to-perm full-time trustworthy and dependable professional for its Phillipsburg, NJ office.  Minimum two (2) years of experience as a Legal Assistant supporting attorneys in varied practice areas with strong support in Land Use, Environmental Regulatory Approvals and Complex Litigation matters.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Consideration will be given regarding merit bonuses. Excellent fringe benefit package:   health-dental-vision benefits, paid life and disability insurance, 401(k), vacation and absence time. 35-hour work week.  IMMEDIATE OPENING.

Candidate must have experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years as a Legal Assistant
  • Supporting the Land Use practice area
  • Supporting the Complex Litigation practice area
  • Supporting the Environmental Regulatory practice area
  • Supporting varied law practice areas
  • Good working knowledge of New Jersey rules and civil procedures with federal court filings
  • Handling an extremely heavy workload calendar with high level of court case scheduling and client meetings

Candidate must possess:

  • 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 and Microsoft Outlook; particularly  Word and Excel
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills
  • Ability to apply problem-solving techniques
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Meticulous file maintenance skills 
  • A highly skilled 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 her/his work.
  •  Professional courtesy with all contacts

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

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)      Full transcription services - highly skilled in voice and media 

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, résumé with salary history and professional reference list (include firm, address, contact name, title, and telephone number) to jobs@fpsflawfirm.com.                                                                              

Thank you for your interest in FPSF!

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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