Planning to Take a Year Off Before Law School?
We are looking for a combination super paralegal, assistant office manager and all-purpose secretary. The ideal candidate is considering applying to law school but planning to spend a year or two in New York City pursuing other interests (fame and fortune?) first. This position would integrate you into all aspects of our law practice and offers an alternative to large firm paralegal work. Smarts and flexibility are our principal needs.
We are a young firm of large law firm alumnae/i. We roll up our sleeves, work hard and get great satisfaction from our work. We focus on commercial cases and counseling in complex business and financial matters. We represent parties in high-stakes litigation and rely on all members of our team to produce at the highest level. Some of our recent work: We are representing 344 Lehman Brothers executives who retired years ago in their effort to recover $270 million in pensions they purchased in the 1980s (blocked by the Lehman bankruptcy since 2008). The case has seen seven+ years of litigation in what is now the LBI broker-dealer’s only remaining contested case. The firm represents the Duke Ellington Estate in ongoing efforts to collect unpaid royalties and generally manage the Estate’s intellectual property rights and licensing projects. In an interesting departure from the mainstream, the firm has been representing a client seeking to collect a multi-million dollar judgment from Martin Shkreli, the notorious Pharma Bro. We thrive on variety. To learn more about us, please visit our web site at www.szslaw.com.
The following skills are essential (or at least helpful):
— Proficiency with Word software.
— A knack for computer problem solving.
— A 50+ words-per-minute typing skill is also a plus (though not essential).
— An excellent sense of humor.
— The ability to work under pressure and meet or beat deadlines, while retaining your excellent sense of humor.
This position is for in-office work only. It is not for someone wishing to work remotely.
This job is by no means for everyone but is ideal for a very intelligent person with good skills and great common sense who wants to learn the ins and outs of law practice. The environment is conducive to giving great responsibility to those who are up to the task.
Please send a brief letter and resume to —
Rick Scarola (Grace Hopper College 1979)