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Legal Word Processor

US-CT-Stamford
Job ID
2017-1181
# of Openings
1
Category
Administrative/Clerical

Overview

Our client, Finn Dixon & Herling is a dynamic, client-focused business law firm providing sophisticated, cost-effective, responsive and solution-oriented representation and counsel. Their unwavering commitment to their clients has allowed them to steadily grow and attract like-minded colleagues. Simply put, their reputation is based on their people and the results they achieve for their clients.

 

Finn Dixon & Herling is looking to add an experienced, team oriented Legal Word Processor, to provide support to attorneys, paralegals and assistants in creating, editing and formatting a variety of legal documents in accordance with Firm standards. A qualified candidate will be technically skilled, especially in MS Word and have the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment, remaining respectful and courteous at all times.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting a select group of attorneys with daily administrative functions, which includes overseeing their incoming calls 
  • Create, edit, style and proof a wide variety of legal documents using MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Acrobat; scan documents using appropriate software
  • Plan, set up and type charts, tables, presentations, assuring proper spacing and uniformity of format
  • Compare and proofread documents for accuracy; checking that documents are consistently formatted using firm guidelines and professionally prepared
  • Coordinate and manage own workflow to ensure correct output of documents and assignments as instructed 

Qualifications

  • 8 -13 of years of related experience; legal word processing experience required
  • Proficient in all aspects of MS Word and familiar with applying styles and formatting
  • Working knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel; capable of creating and editing presentations, tables, charts and mail merge material as required
  • Ability to type 70 WPM, with exceptional attention to details
  • Excellent grammar and proofreading skills
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and take pride in producing high quality work 
  • Able to work in a fast paced, sometimes demanding environment and remain courteous and professional at all times
  • Have and maintain the essential interpersonal skills necessary to appropriately and effectively communicate with a diverse group of employees in a courteous, supportive manner
  • Effective team player who exhibits flexibility and reliability; treats others in a respectful, positive and supportive manner, shows commitment to the team
  • Listens attentively, shares information, knowledge and experience openly and willingly
  • Willingness to pitch in and assist where needed

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