Scarinci Hollenbeck is searching for an experienced Legal Secretary. This individual will be required to provide ongoing support to three attorneys in the Real Estate section by aiding with a variety of administrative duties. Should have e-filing experience, strong dictation skills, MS Office suite and prior law firm experience.

About Scarinci Hollenbeck:

With a growing practice of more than 60 experienced attorneys, Scarinci Hollenbeck is a regional alternative to a National 250 law firm. We serve the niche practice areas most often required by the owners and leaders of corporations. We offer a full range of services and have developed our business law practice with the expertise and specialization necessary to serve our clients as they adapt to the shifting economic landscape.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to three or more attorneys
  • Attend and take notes at meetings
  • Assist attorneys in collecting legal and factual documents and file motions
  • Communicate with opposing counsel and other parties, clients, judicial administrative staff and vendors
  • Schedule depositions, site inspections, hearings, closings, and meetings for attorneys and other legal staff
  • Accurately proofread, edit and prepare legal documents and notices, and update transactional documents with the most recently negotiated language
  • Transmit legal correspondence to clients, witnesses and court officials by electronic filing, mail, fax or messenger
  • Complete administrative forms, such as timecards and expense reports for supervising attorneys
  • Conduct thorough statistical/documentary research
  • Source and verify important case intelligence
  • Answer phone calls, take notes and messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Maintain and update inventories of contact details

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:

The following are competencies required to be successful in this position:

  • Effective Communication (Written and Verbal): The ability to communicate clearly and coherently, interpreting information and adapting communication to suit particular situations and audience needs.
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills: The ability to develop and maintain relationships with others, and to work with others toward a common goal by working cooperatively, developing positive relationships, and providing information and assistance willingly.
  • Detail-Oriented: The ability to develop and apply comprehensive planning and organizing strategies to ensure projects are appropriately prioritized and resources are used effectively and efficiently.
  • Manages Change: The ability to change directions quickly as workflow needs change, and to respond with flexibility to a changing work environment.
  • Technical Skills/Learning: The ability to quickly learn and integrate new technical skills and knowledge; seeks out avenues to enhance technical skills.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of constitution, legal terminology, regulations and court system.
  • Must have strong technology skills and particularly proficiency with Microsoft Suite and ability to work with legal technology (court-filing computer systems, transcription software, etc.)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Ability to organize workflow and use time efficiently.
  • Outstanding time-management and typing skills.
  • Uses the utmost discretion regarding sensitive company, employee and client information.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Possess a minimum of two years of hands-on experience in a Legal Secretary capacity.
  • Real estate experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Work Hours:

  • Full-time, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (one hour lunch)
  • Overtime work may be required from time to time.

Location:

  • Lyndhurst, NJ office

Scarinci Hollenbeck is an equal opportunity employer. It is Scarinci Hollenbeck’s policy to consider all applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, arrest record, liability for service in the armed forces of the United States or unfavorable military discharge.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their resume to careers@sh-law.com.

* The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

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