Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant - Commercial Real Estate/Litigation

Bethesda, Maryland
$45K-$65K annual, depending on experience
May 14, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Full Time

Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, LLC, an AV-rated, full-service law firm located in Downtown Bethesda, is looking for an energetic, experienced and reliable Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant to support 5-6 attorneys in its Commercial Real Estate and Litigation departments. 

**Applicants MUST have strong word processing, typing, document editing and formatting skills (Microsoft Word & Excel) and understand that these tasks are a large part of the position.** 

Essential Responsibilities:
Supporting 5-6 attorneys (with the majority of time spent assisting a senior partner), which includes, but is not limited to, the following duties: word processing/typing/re-keying; transcription; dictation; document revisions; document formatting; document redlining; attorney time entry; file maintenance (including keeping a large number of paper and electronic files organized and easy to find); calendar maintenance; drafting correspondence; assisting with document productions; copying; mailing (including certified mail, FedEx); keeping status lists and client information up-to-date; providing occasional back-up phone coverage for receptionist; making some travel arrangements; maintaining attorneys' various organization membership files. Experience operating a typewriter and dictation machine strongly preferred.

Required Skills/Attributes: 
• Accurate typing speed of 65+ wpm 
• Strong word processing/document formatting skills
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), including experience with redlining (Word "compare docs" function) - candidate must be willing to take a short practical exam
• Superior organization and time management skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Patience and a positive attitude
• Energy and enthusiasm
• Eagerness to learn, ability to learn quickly
• Takes initiative, anticipates needs of attorneys
• Outstanding oral and written communications skills
• Looking for a long-term, stable job with great benefits

Required Education and Work Experience:
• Three or more years' experience as a Legal Secretary, Legal Assistant or Paralegal

• Competitive starting salary (based upon experience) with opportunity for raises based upon performance
• Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
• 401K/Profit Sharing Plan
• Paid time off/holidays
• Annual holiday bonus
• Access to on-site fitness facility
• Paid parking in Downtown Bethesda OR a monthly Metro stipend
• Family-like work environment
• Fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and grow professionally

To apply, please send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume (in Word format).

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