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Legal Assistant - Paralegal

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak State College, PA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

We’re seeking a sharp legal assistant for our busy law firm who can help our attorneys and paralegals assist our clients and keep the office running smoothly. You’ll work with the team to prepare a variety of legal documents, and handle office correspondence like answering emails and phone calls, scheduling meetings and travel, and reminding the team of upcoming deadlines. If you’re an excellent multitasker who thrives in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you! Paralegal certification is not required.

Compensation:

$17 - $20 hourly based on experience

Responsibilities:
  • Make travel arrangements, schedule meetings and appointments for the team, such as depositions, and coordinate with outside vendors for events
  • Help with creating a variety of litigation documents, including pleadings, motions, subpoenas, affidavits, contracts, and briefs for case preparation, and proofread documents when necessary
  • Perform legal research, as needed, with help from attorneys and paralegals
  • Use daily time records to properly process client billing with support from the accounting department
  • Take care of administrative tasks and office correspondence by answering phone calls and emails, communicating with opposing attorney offices, taking dictation, and informing the team of upcoming deadlines

  • Manage office correspondence and administrative tasks such as answering phone calls, communicating with professional offices, taking dictation, responding to emails, and reminding the team of upcoming deadlines
  • Assist clients or potential clients with scheduling appointments or initial consultations, while providing great customer service
  • Organize and maintain the calendars for various staff members to ensure all appointments are correctly and promptly added
  • Draft and proofread legal documents and forms for accuracy and consistency, including but not limited to deeds, leases, wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and asset lists
  • Perform general operational tasks including but not limited to answering the phone and forwarding messages, copying, scanning, mailings, and postage, assisting drop-in clients, filing paperwork, handling voice mail messages, etc., all according to Firm policies and procedures
  • Ensure the highest level of client satisfaction by responding in a timely manner to all client calls, questions, or inquiries
  • Be proactive and ensure client issues are brought to the attention of the Attorney throughout the process and all client deliverables are timely

Qualifications:
  • Comfortable working with all Microsoft Office products
  • 1-2 years of prior experience in a law firm environment as a secretary or administrative assistant
  • Associate’s degree, or some college is preferred; high school diploma or equivalent is necessary
  • Able to meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Organizational skills and communication skills are necessary for this position
About Company

We are an elder care and special needs law firm with locations in Williamsport, State College, and Wyalusing, PA. We provide protection in times of prosperity, security in times of uncertainty, and comfort in times of crisis.


Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak was established in 2002 by Julieanne E. Steinbacher who, in addition to being an attorney, is also a gerontologist and social worker. The vision of the Firm is to provide our clients with an individual and unique plan to protect their assets for future generations while providing for their immediate and future needs. At Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, clients are served by a team of attorneys, social workers, and legal assistants who dedicate their professional lives, day in and day out, to finding the answers to client questions. We will give our clients peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have prepared for the inevitabilities of life.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak

Address

State College, PA
USA

Industry

Legal

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