Family Law Paralegal/Assistant

08 Jul 2024

Donnellan Law, PLLC

Legal Assistant



Donnellan Law, PLLC is a family and matrimonial law firm located in Ballston Spa, New York. We are seeking a skilled Legal Assistant who has demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment. We are looking for candidates who can work both collaboratively and independently, and who have the ability to multitask.

Broadly, the Legal Assistant is responsible for assisting attorneys with clerical and administrative tasks such as drafting correspondence and legal documents, maintaining client files, communication with clients, courts, and other attorneys, and scheduling appointments.

Education, Experience & Skills

Associate’s degree and/or 1-3 years’ experience as a legal assistant, paralegal, or other administrative professional in a law firm or legal services agency.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook and Excel, Adobe, and office equipment such as scanners, printers, copiers, and fax machines.

Demonstrated experience working with confidential documents.

A paralegal or legal assistant degree or certificate preferred.

Experience working in a family law firm or family legal services agency preferred.

Experience working with legal case management systems preferred.

Knowledge of New York State e-filing systems preferred.

Notary Public license preferred.

Responsibilities & Duties

Maintain contact with and send legal documents to clients, opposing counsel, opposing parties, the Courts, and/or attorneys or the child.

Draft correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, opposing parties, the Courts, and/or attorneys.

Prepare and organize legal documents.

E-file legal documents on behalf of attorneys.

Input billing information into legal case management system.

Assist attorneys with scheduling appointments with clients, attorneys, and other parties.

Copy, print, scan, and fax documents to various parties.

Proofread documents and correspondence.

Meet with clients to sign legal documents.

Assist with answering phones, processing client payments, sorting mail, legal case management system data entry, and other tasks as needed.

Benefits & Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience.

Retirement match

Paid time off

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and two (2) references.

Donnellan Law, PLLC is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take actionable measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

  • ID: #52052873
  • State: New York Albany 12201 Albany USA
  • City: Albany
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-07-08
  • Deadline: 2024-09-06
  • Category: Legal/paralegal