Veterans – Opportunity in Newark, NJ – Evening Legal Secretary/Word Processor

Prestigious law firm in continuous business for more than 170 years is among the oldest and largest law firms in America.

Position seeking to fill:


Essential Duties

  • Transcribe and/or edit legal briefs, correspondence, letters, minutes of meetings, and confidential memorandum
  • Edit a variety of legal documents from rough and oral drafts; relays instructions to other staff and attorneys as directed by the Supervisor
  • Strong on formatting and revising documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat Pro on the 2010 platform
  • Strong Proofreader
  • Work with scanned documents, Mail Merge, fill-in forms in Acrobat
  • Familiar with Document Management System (DocsOpen, Worksite, Worlddox)
  • Must possess experience on converting documents to and from Word, WordPerfect; Acrobat and Microsoft Office applications for Windows, with strong experience in styling documents, cross-referencing, including numbering styles using Innova, MacPac, or Payne
  • Generate tables of contents and tables of authorities (utilizing Best Authority)
  • Perform redline / comparing documents using ChangePro
  • Perform secretarial duties as a floater and/or reception on as-needed basis
  • Enter and/or transcribe time diaries and release entries utilizing DTE



  • Assist other attorneys and secretaries through the direction of the supervisor/ coordinator
  • Photocopy and collate documents for mailings
  • Compile and prepare reports and presentations

Minimum qualifications

Training and Experience. 

  • Three to five years of legal secretarial, word processing experience.   Must type a minimum of 70 words per minute

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern legal office practices, procedures, legal document preparation, legal terminology and court procedures
  • Strong proven proofreading ability
  • Comprehensive knowledge of MS office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Ability to perform mail merge
  • Use a personal computer and other office equipment
  • Must be able to multi-task in an extremely fast paced environment
  • Ability to type accurately and transcribe from a dictaphone or similar equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Note:   While the list of essential duties is intended to be as inclusive as possible, there may be other duties, which are essential to particular positions within the class.

For more information or for Candidates interested in applying please send resumes/inquires to:  Jeff Klare –


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