1. Education: minimum high school diploma or equivalent required.
Prior law firm experience 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 2003, EMF, Adobe, and other
firm software applications required. Fundamental accounting aptitude, proficiency with accounting software and
experience in interpreting and analyzing client accounting reports preferred.
3. Dutch mother-tongue or equivalent level. Fluency in English. Other languages an asset.
4. 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. To
perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to proficiently perform each of
the responsibilities described above. Examples include: 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.