Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant - Commercial Real Estate/Litigation
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 Salary/Benefits: * 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).