Offit Kurman, a growing full-service law firm, is seeking a native German speaking Legal Administrative Assistant to join its New York, NY office supporting attorneys in the Corporate/Transactional Practice Group. Candidates must possess 5 or more years of successful administrative support working as a Legal Administrative Assistant or Secretary. Native German language proficiency is required as well as fluent English.

Candidates must have law firm experience and be technology proficient (advanced Word, Excel and Outlook) with strong attention to detail and ability to turn work around in an efficient manner with minimal errors, experience with maintaining calendars and scheduling meetings and travel, strong communication skills and ability to manage the attorneys’ assignments with a proactive approach balancing the needs of all.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain filing and retrieval systems.
  • Manage calendars, organize and schedule external and internal meetings, teleconferences, networking events, etc., maintain diary for court dates and follow-up.
  • Open, maintain and close client files.
  • Handle extensive client contact via correspondence, phone, email, and in-person in both German and English.
  • Prepare and draft a variety of corporate documents in English and/or German.
  • Support attorneys in production of documents including formatting (e.g. numbering, table of contents etc.), and German and English proofreading,
  • Track and file attorney and client expense reports and reimbursements.
  • Organize attorney travel.
  • Support German intern administration and training.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with transactional or corporate support.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with proficiency in grammar and spelling in English and German.
  • Proactive work style and analytical skills: able to read, research, review, verify and route correspondence, reports and legal documents.
  • Strong production skills with ability to produce accurate work product when transcribing tapes, formatting documents, inputting data, editing, copying, scanning and transmitting text, data and graphics.
  • Excellent client service skills with proven record of building effective relationships with both internal and international clients.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2017 (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Internet research skills, document management systems, attorney time entry software.

Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the United States. Offit Kurman offers a collegial and professional work environment, as well as competitive salary and benefits, to include Paid Time Off and 401(k) matching. We are a proud EEO employer and we are committed to a diverse workforce.

If interested, please send resume to Recruitment Manager, Charlotte Gillespie (charlotte.gillespie(a)offitkurman.com) and include "Legal Administrative Assistant-Bilingual German" in the subject line.

Here is a link for candidates to use to apply directly as well: Legal Administrative Assistant (Bilingual German Speaking) at Default Portal (breezy.hr)