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Posted: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:42 PM

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Morris James LLP, a Delaware law firm with 72 attorneys, seeks an experienced legal assistant/paralegal to join its Georgetown office located at 9 North Front Street. Applicant should have a minimum of 10 years' experience & must be a detail-oriented self-starter who can support two busy partners whose practice primarily focuses in estate planning & estate administration, and business & transactional law. The hours for this full-time position are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm or 9:00 am - 5:30 pm. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include: *Provide clerical support (includes answering telephone calls and assisting with response to emails, generating correspondence and legal documents, editing, proof-reading, printing, scanning, and filing documents. *Prepare and draft appropriate legal documents with attorney oversight. *Assist with preparation of correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, and the Court. *Assist with estate probate from opening to close. *Prepare necessary documents to include petitions, releases, affidavits, etc. *Schedule/calendar appointments and reservation. *Open and close files. *Submit expense forms to accounting department in a timely manner. *Maintain positive contact with clients, attorneys, and colleagues. *Meet with clients and manage all client files with discretion and confidentiality. *Respond to client phone calls and emails. *Adhere to all time critical case milestones and due dates. SKILLS: *Strong customer-service-oriented approach and positive attitude. *Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information. *Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement to work independently as appropriate and as a member of a team. *Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of clients & professionals in person, by email, and telephone to provide information with tact and diplomacy. *Possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills. *Detail oriented. *Ability to organize and prioritize numerous projects/tasks simultaneously and complete them to meet deadlines.QUALIFICATIONS: *Minimum of 10 years' experience as a legal assistant/paralegal. *Must be computer literate with strong working knowledge of MS Word 2016, Excel 2016, and Outlook 2016 & possess strong typing skills. *Familiarity with File Site, a document management system is helpful. Qualified applicants must submit cover letter, resume, plus salary requirements & references to [Click Here to Email Your Resume] or fax to 302-571-1750.


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