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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:54 AM

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The Trusts and Estates Legal Secretary is responsible for managing, producing and processing administrative and client:specific information in a manner that ensures that the firm successfully meets its business and client service objectives. Providing support to attorneys and paralegals and working as part of a virtual support team, the T and E Legal Secretary is responsible for complex work that requires knowledge of trusts and estates, knowledge of procedures and filing requirements of courts and government agencies, and knowledge of and adherence with compliance policies (e.g. conflicts of interest, privacy, deadline docketing, misuse of inside information). The person hired for this role serves as a client relationship manager and is responsible integrating new clients into the firms business structure, maintaining and managing critical client information, and coordinating and producing a high volume of client and administrative work. The position requires exceptional administrative skills; effective judgment managing information; excellent organizational, client service and communication skills; the ability to multitask while adapting to changes in priorities; excellent technological skills; and the ability to adapt to changes in technology and process.
New Client Intake and Management: Administrative responsibility for opening new client matters in compliance with Firm and Departmental policies and protocols (obtain required information including potential conflicts; complete new business intake (NBI) and engagement letter requirements; ensure correct format and folder structure for virtual file (workspace) for the matter; confirm client billing arrangements; enter client information into Firm marketing/contact database and mailing lists as appropriate; enter trust client information into ICD Trust Account Profile database); update client:related information in various data resources as and when warranted.
Production: Prepare, compose and assemble documentation into proper legal format based on court and government agency requirements and in accordance with departmental procedures and/or general instruction, ensuring the proper inclusion of correct attachments, exhibits and enclosures. Type, edit, format and proofread a variety of moderate to complex documents. Create, edit, format and proofread basic PowerPoint presentations and Excel worksheets. Assemble and electronically file documents with courts and agencies on behalf of an attorney or paralegal. Perform reference searches and research (e.g. internet searches, Lexis searches) as may be required to support client or administrative work. Save work product accurately in virtual files using correct folder structure and document naming conventions.
Planning: Administrative responsibility for scheduling and coordinating conference calls, meetings, and appointments, including management of individual (Outlook) and conference room (Rendezvous) calendars; travel arrangements.
Records Management: Administrative responsibility for the management and organization of client and administrative records, both virtual (in workspaces) and hard:copy (only when the nature of an original document requires hard:copy storage). Establish and maintain client, departmental and administrative files and workspaces using established firm and department protocols for Virtual Files and correct document naming conventions.
Finance: Comply with financial month:end closing schedule requirements, including ensuring that all recorded time (in DTE) is released prior to deadline; submit requests for invoice payments, checks, and expense reimbursements (using Chrome River) in compliance with firms Accounts Payable policies and protocols; assist with client billing (CMS and Prebill Viewer), including editing billing narratives according to Firm time:entry standards and completing other billing:related tasks as may be required; ensure cost:accountabil


• Location: North Jersey

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