Real Estate/Trust & Estate Paralegal - posted 5/14/19

Real Estate/Trust & Estate Paralegal - posted 5/14/19

Company Name: 
Mackey Butts & Wise LLP
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
POUGHKEEPSIE
NY
Salary Range: 
$40,000 - $49,000
Job Summary: 

The purpose of this position is to provide paraprofessional assistance to attorneys in our Real Estate and Trusts & Estate areas of practice.  

Duties include preparation of case files, legal documents and general administrative assistance as needed.  Included, but not limited, would be work involved in drafting, completing and assembling simple and complex legal forms, pleadings, contracts, and other legal documents and correspondence for review by attorneys; assisting attorneys with documents pertinent to their specific practice area; drafting ordinances and resolutions under specific guidelines, dealing effectively and courteously with staff and the public.  Examine legal instruments or other documents to assume completeness of information and conformance to pertinent laws, rules, regulations, precedents or office requirements.  Prepare drafts of legal documents, researches and compose correspondence for attorneys’ review. All work is performed under the general supervision of the practicing attorneys.

Work involves the application of standard office, County and Court policies and procedures. This position exercises independent judgment, analysis and adaptive thinking.  Work requires the application of intermediate to advanced skills in the practice areas outlined above.
Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of court systems and court rules and procedures.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Knowledge of computer and software programs.
  • Knowledge of basic English, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Skills in use of specialized research software.
  • Skills in applying knowledge of research methods to effectively and efficiently perform the projects assigned.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of court systems, rules and office procedures to daily work.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assignments to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public and with staff.
Application Process: 
Telephone interview w/Administrator; Personal interview with Administrator and Attorneys - NBeaulieu@mbwise.com
Selection Criteria: 
Additional Information: 
Health benefits, 401(k) Plan; scheduled holidays; Paid Time Off, more