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Position: Legal Assistant

Experience: 2 years of experience as a Legal Assistant

Location: Buffalo, New York

End Date: 2021-12-31

Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, a multi-office, multi-state firm is seeking a competent and professional Legal Assistant with at least 2 years of experience for our Buffalo, New York office.

This is a direct hire, full-time position. The individual should have the ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations, with strong and professional communication skills. They should be a team player, have an engaging personality, show initiative, be able to work independently, and maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.

Essential Duties:

  • Drafting of legal documents such as, pleadings, discovery demands/responses, motions, subpoenas, settlement documents, etc
  • E-filing knowledge to assist with legal filings in State and Federal Courts
  • Maintain client confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Ability to communicate with courts, clients, experts, opposing counsel, and counsel for co-defendants as needed
  • Opening and closing of files
  • Maintain and process expense reports and check requests
  • Proofreading and editing all materials for extreme accuracy and clarity
  • Scanning, saving and filing documents
  • Dictation
  • Review/prepare correspondence
  • Handle travel arrangements for attorneys when necessary
  • Assist with calendar/scheduling when needed
  • Provide backup to other attorneys and assists with overflow as requested
  • Record and store client information

Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or higher is preferred
  • At lease 2 years of experience as a Legal Assistant, experience in insurance litigation is a plus.
  • 2 years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and the ability to learn new programs and systems.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Court rules and e-filing procedures
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Court E-Filing
  • Strong keyboarding skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, excellent communication, and organizational skills.
  • The ability to anticipate schedules and deadlines and move projects forward.
  • Exemplary planning, prioritizing and time management skills.
  • Should be able to work under deadlines and have some flexibility in their work schedule to meet unforeseen demands.

Our Mission Statement says that we cultivate a working environment that provides a humane, sustainable approach to earning a living and living in the world – for ourselves and for our clients. Further, we are committed to reducing our costs, and our footprint on the planet, by integrating virtually and avoiding the traditional “brick and mortar” costs associated with operating a law firm. We achieve this by ensuring that our team comes from diverse socio-economic, cultural, geographic, and educational backgrounds. We believe diversity is required to bring a variety of perspectives and approaches to our clients’ needs. Although we have the sophisticated clients and robust resources typical of a large law firm, we strive to maintain a relaxed, informal atmosphere that fosters professional development, personal satisfaction, and growth.

Salary is commensurate with experience and skill set. Position offers benefits, including health, life, short-term and long-term disability, as well as 401k, flexible work, and paid time off.

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