Estates & Trusts Legal Secretary

Our client, a prominent suburban law firm is looking to add an experienced Estates & Trusts  legal secretary to be the right hand to one of its partners and to help with the workload of some of the junior attorneys in the group. Qualified candidates shall possess as least 12 years' experience  providing administrative and clerical support to partner-level attorneys handling complex trust and estate matters. Working familiarity with various trusts including special needs, revocable, irrevocable, and charitable as well as various wills and other instruments is essential. The right candidate shall be a self-starter and able to prepare and submit new client and/or  matter forms; prepare and/or revise correspondence, memoranda, and legal  documents utilizing MS Word and its features via digital dictation or other means; manipulate documents including formatting and/or merging of documents; proofreading of all work for accurate content and context; prepare and maintain client and office files in electronic media and paper form; input lawyers time in Juris and prepare and submit expense reports when required; liaise with clients, co-workers, banks and financial institutions and court personnel and manage attorneys' calendars, including docketing. Litigation experience is helpful, but not required.

Proficiency with Microsoft applications with advanced-level in MS Word and Outlook and Worldox is required. Experience utilizing Juris time keeping and billing or other legal timekeeping software a must. Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills and outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential. This firm is known to treat its support staff well and offers a very collegial and collaborative work environment, along with a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. For more information or to submit your credentials in strict confidence, kindly send your resume in a Word document to stephanie@ristveylegalsearch.com