Legal Secretary II

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Job Type: FullTime

Perform a wide range of clerical, secretarial and general office duties including those of a confidential nature. Prioritize office activities and delegate work to student and/or casual employees. May act as work leader to junior clerical support staff. Respond to inquiries displaying a comprehensive knowledge of the department's activities, policies and programs. Interact with the general public as NYU liaison and with University personnel including those at the senior level to resolve issues and problems. Prepare various legal papers and forms relating to clinical case matters (e.g. memoranda of law, motion papers, subpoenas, summonses, briefs, affidavits, etc.). Assemble final papers for filing in court, and set up new files; handle follow-up procedures for adjournments and extensions of time. Customize and/or compose letters on own initiative or in response to requests for information. Perform general word processing duties utilizing intermediate to advanced-level functions. Modify and/or create databases and complex spreadsheets.

Required Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Required Experience:
3+ years. Secretarial experience in a legal environment. Knowledge of citation searches and legal terminology.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent communication and organizational skills. Proficiency with intermediate to advanced word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Fast, accurate keyboarding. Good proofreading and writing skills.

NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse and innovator in legal education, known for its focus on leadership, global issues, and public service. As part of this diverse and accomplished community, you’ll work with top faculty, support learning and research, and have regular opportunities to develop professionally. Located in Greenwich Village, one of New York’s most inviting neighborhoods, the Law School offers highly competitive benefits and perks, notably tuition remission.


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