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Legal Assistant - Private Client Services - New York

Date: 1/1/2023

Department: Private Client Services

Job Title: Legal Assistant

Work Schedule: Full Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Location: New York (Park Avenue)






OVERVIEW: Duane Morris LLP, a global law firm with 800+ attorneys in offices across the U.S. and around the world, offers innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges presented by today’s evolving global markets.


SUMMARY: We are seeking an experienced Legal Assistant to perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties within our Private Client Services practice group. The ideal candidate will focus on operational excellence and client service delivery. In addition, must have excellent confidentiality and relationship management skills.



  • Processes original client documents including copying, scanning, creating (and updating) binders, transmitting documents to clients and preparing for vault storage; Maintains and updates ongoing client document status spreadsheet.
  • Proactively implements and maintains highly effective office organizational systems.


  • Provides general administrative support to legal professionals including maintaining calendars and schedules and processing incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Types and proofreads engagement letters, correspondence, memoranda and other administrative documentation.
  • Acts as a witness at the signing of estate planning documents if necessary, having the ability to maintain good public relations with clients, as well as observing confidentiality and attorney/client relationships.
  • Coordinates and schedules meetings, including booking conference rooms, arranging catering, printing documents, and coordinating schedules.






  • High School diploma (Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred) with at least 3-5 years of related administrative or legal assistant experience.Specific knowledge of estate and trust documents/terminology a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills are imperative with the ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them in a timely manner on an on-going basis, as well as under strict time constraints when necessary.
  • Must possess a high level of technical competency on various job-related computer software packages and applications including MS Word, MS Outlook and MS Excel.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to proofread material for grammatical, typographical and spelling errors required.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate successfully either in person, by phone or through e-mail (including directly with clients).
  • Must be able to follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of legal professionals and staff and provide information with professional courtesy and tact.
  • Must be able to maintain discretion and confidentiality related to all functions.



  • High School diploma (Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred) with at least 3-5 years of related administrative or legal assistant experience.Specific knowledge of estate and trust documents/terminology a plus.




  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Plans
  • Commuter, HSA and FSA Spending Accounts
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability and Life Insurance Coverage
  • 401k and Pension Plans
  • Up to 27 PTO Days, 10 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Referral Bonus ($3,000.00)
  • Professional Development Training
  • Fertility Support Benefits
  • Back-Up (Family) Care Advantage and Employee Assistance Program


PAY TYPE : Hourly

ANNUAL PAY RANGE: $53,000-$90,000




Please Note: The hourly and/or annual salary amount is based on a *good faith* compensation analysis in pursuant of New York City Human Rights Law(NYCHRL) listed under *Senate Bill 9457*. Final starting salary/wage is dependent on the candidate’s experience level, industry expertise, skills and other factors that are defined in the job description.




EEO STATEMENT: Duane Morris is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please contact HR Assistant, Shawn Tato, at 215-979-1224.




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The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a contract or employment agreement and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all functions, responsibilities or requirements. In addition, Duane Morris reserves the right to amend, suspend or terminate any benefit plan, in whole or in part, at any time. The authority to make such changes rests with the Plan Administrator.