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Entry-Level Legal Assistant (Paralegal)

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Office: New York

Job Description:

National law firm Kaye Scholer seeks recent college graduate with an interest in the practice of law to assist our legal staff in preparing for depositions, due diligence investigations, document productions, hearings and trials. Under the appropriate supervision and reporting to the Legal Assistant Manager, the qualified candidate will effectively support attorneys and senior legal assistants on a wide range of paralegal tasks from case inception through case closure.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assists with assembly of exhibits and appendices for court papers, depositions and trials
  • Organizes paper and electronic documents for use in depositions or trials
  • Maintains, indexes and organizes case files and workrooms
  • Indexes and organizes files for off-site storage
  • Assists with document collection, review and production
  • Prepares for and attends depositions, hearings, trials and arbitrations as directed
  • Files and obtains documents at various courts and agencies
  • Utilizes legal research software
  • Assists with department projects as needed and performs other work-related duties as assigned


  • BA/BS degree with strong academic record
  • Proven ability to research, analyze and synthesize large amounts of data
  • Highly detail-oriented, including ability to assess and respond to underlying detail issues and implications
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to professionalism, integrity and collegiality
  • Proven ability to multi-task and set priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional problem solving skills, critical thinking abilities and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary, including nights and weekends

About Kaye Scholer LLP
Kaye Scholer combines the continuity and business acumen of a century-old law firm with a forward-looking, results-driven approach focused around lasting client relationships. With strengths in five core legal areas—corporate, finance, intellectual property, litigation and real estate—and two key industries, life sciences and financial services, we offer strategic guidance and legal services to public and private entities facing litigation, transactional or governance challenges. Our lawyers regularly advise on matters across multiple legal jurisdictions, including in the US, Canada, UK, EU and China. For more information, visit