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Senior Paralegal Specialist

Job ID: 40366
Department: Law
Location: 4 World Trade Center


Under the supervision of the Manager, Law and Information Systems, the selected candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following.  A more detailed description will be discussed at the interview.


  • Perform a wide variety of highly sensitive case, matter, and records management duties.
  • Preservation, collection and production of records/documents associated with Litigation holds and Freedom of Information Requests
  • Assist and oversee the Principal Office Assistant workload.
  • Accurately identifying, categorizing, and filing electronic documents.
  • Separating, sorting, and photocopying legal mail.
  • Operating high-volume optical imaging system.
  • Processing special scan requests.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Must possess at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and
  • Must possess a Paralegal certification from ABA approved program.
  • In lieu of the bachelor’s degree five years or more years of law firm experience can be accepted.
  • Applicants must meet all performance and attendance standards and have completed all probationary periods. (Internal requirement only)


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
•    Five to ten years’ experience in a law firm performing preservation, collection, and production of records/documents.  
•    Thorough knowledge of legal documents and their function, and maintenance of files and records management.
•    Independent, possessing good judgment, initiative, and tact.
•    Demonstrated ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision, handling
conflicting priorities, and work under pressure while meeting tight deadlines.
•    Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
•    Knowledge of case/matter management system (Law Manager), document management system, PC applications (Microsoft Office Suite), Adobe Acrobat, Lexis-Nexis/Westlaw, and electronic scanning procedures and processes.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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