Legal Administrative Associate





At MetLife, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities.  In Legal Affairs, we strive to attract, develop and retain diverse talent with the potential to be future leaders of our department and of MetLife as a whole.  We seek legal and compliance professionals who demonstrate high intellectual capacity to understand complex matters facing our company, combined with strong leadership competencies to motivate and inspire higher performance by all our professionals. We take an active role in developing the skills of our talent and guiding their professional growth.  By promoting skill development and career advancement for our professionals, we are better positioned to serve our internal business partners and to help achieve MetLife’s vision of becoming a world-class leader in the insurance, retirement savings and employee benefits industries. 




Job Location: United States : New York : New York  




This job is responsible for providing legal administrative assistance and support to the attorneys within Legal Affairs who work in the New York office.




  • Communicating with business partners and Law Department colleagues and their administrative assistants to schedule meetings or deliver documents/information
  • Maintaining calendars, including scheduling appointments and meetings with internal and external associates, vendors and their assistants
  • Answering telephones, directing inquiries as appropriate, for prompt and efficient resolution
  • Drafting and revising correspondence as needed
  • Creating and managing files, entering time and status updates into a matter management system, and maintaining attendance and timekeeping records
  • Prioritizing and managing multiple projects for the attorneys and following through on issues promptly and effectively
  • Scheduling Continuing Legal Education courses, tracking renewal dates for Bar Admissions, processing Bar renewal payments, tracking credits needed and completed by each attorney
  • Scheduling travel to/from business trips including airfare, hotels, car service etc. and taking initiative to collect receipts and submit reimbursement requests promptly
  • Ordering equipment and supplies, as necessary
  • Managing a wide range of administrative support tasks and providing general administrative assistance as necessary for the administration of the office




  • High School diploma with at least one year higher education
  • 1-3 years administrative assistant experience.  Working in a law firm or insurance company legal department is preferable
  • Demonstrate ability to discretely handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including an ability to draft well-written correspondence
  • Candidate must be technology savvy, adaptable and trainable
  • Proficient in MS Word 2010, including Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Acrobat
  • Must manage own performance independently and effectively, be detail oriented and well organized with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced business environment




Legal Affairs








At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 42701 

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