Full Job Description
At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.
In this position, you will perform a variety of secretarial and/or administrative duties for your assigned attorneys/paralegals. You will interact with colleagues in a team setting and upholds the image of the Firm by maintaining positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff, and observing confidentiality of client matters.
On any given day, you will:
Input, revise and finalize correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents.Draft routine correspondence, memoranda and other documents.
Have a high degree of proficiency with PACER and e-filing procedures for State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts
Proofread documents and checks for appropriate formatting, spelling and grammar
Receive, review and print electronic faxes.Deliver paper faxes as necessary
Sort, date and reads incoming mail.Prepare documents and packages for mail, messenger and overnight delivery
Prepare expense reports, manage vendor invoices, mailings, and travel arrangements
Complete client/matter forms. Request conflicts of interest checks.Open new files
Maintain all client and general files.Conduct periodic review for possible storage of old files and prepares files to be closed
Coordinate and follow through on requests and projects with other support departments (e.g., word processing, receptionists, file/document clerks, office services)
Provide overflow assistance and secretarial support for Secretarial Team Members’ attorneys and paralegals
Other duties and projects as assigned.
At least 5 years of legal experience
Ability to manage vendor invoices
Proofreading, attention to detail and solid grammar a must
High degree of proficiency with Microsoft programs (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Experience with class action litigation and bankruptcy a plus.
Typing speed/accuracy: 70 wpm with accuracy.
Legal citation and legal terminology expertise.
Familiarity with Carpe Diem, Elite, DeltaView, document management systems or similar technology.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence.
We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.
MORE ABOUT SEYFARTH:
With more than 900 lawyers across 16 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide.