Hunton & Williams LLP Professional Assistant in Norfolk, Virginia

Description The Norfolk office of Hunton & Williams LLP is actively recruiting a Professional Assistant (Legal Secretary) to assist our Litigation and Labor & Employment teams. The person selected for this role will have experience providing specialized secretarial and firm administrative support, preferably on matters related to complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, as well as a wide range of labor and employment disputes adjudicated in state, federal and administrative courts. Demonstrated advanced client service skill in helping team lawyers and clients deal with sophisticated, often difficult issues preferred. Attention to detail, flexibility and a sense of urgency are necessary to be successful in this role.

Requirements A High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior law firm experience strongly preferred; former general office experience required. Has an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of firm and team-specific software used in the execution of professional assistant responsibilities including, but not limited to, word processing, document management, file management, spreadsheets, calendaring, and time management. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Electronic Matter Filing, Adobe, and other firm software applications required. Fundamental accounting aptitude, proficiency with accounting software and experience in interpreting and analyzing client accounting reports preferred. Other Minimum Qualifications: Accurate typing, strong word processing skills, familiarity with legal terminology and procedures, ability to generate a large volume of work and pay strict attention to detail. Excellent communication skills. Spelling, punctuation and use of grammar must be of high quality. Must exercise initiative in problem solving and be capable of making sound decisions in the absence of clear instructions and be multiple task oriented. Ability to work under pressure and maintain flexibility regarding work assignments. Flexibility to work overtime on short notice required. Ability to work well under pressure, patience, diplomacy, high stress tolerance, excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to prioritize workload and adapt to changing conditions. Visual acuity needed for transcription, extensive reading and input (typing) of information into computer. Ability to receive and convey detailed information through oral communication. Essential competency processes include language ability, reasoning and memory. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to proficiently perform each of the responsibilities and accountabilities described above, with or without reasonable accommodation.

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Requisition Number: 16-0176

Post Date: 10/6/2016

Title: Professional Assistant

City: Norfolk

State: VA