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Litigation Legal Secretary


Designation: Contract Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: JOS000000900  


Job Description:

Galleria area law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced litigation legal secretary. 

The ideal candidate will possess strong knowledge of state and federal court rules and filing procedures; excellent communication and intrapersonal skills; the ability to act with discretion; possess excellent organizational, time management, word processing, proofreading, and strong multi-tasking skills. Able to work effectively under pressure due to deadlines.   

Job Responsibilities
Broad range of traditional litigation secretarial responsibilities
Creates, transcribes, revises, and maintains a variety of legal documents
E-files documents with various state and federal courts 
Maintains client files, including organizing electronic filings, served documents, correspondence, and other documents on the firm’s shared server for active files 
Retrieves cases via Westlaw
Assists with various stages of case management 
Performs administrative duties including, time entry for assigned lawyers, travel arrangements, deposition scheduling, calendaring, answering telephones, sorting and distributing incoming mail, and file management
Personal correspondence and travel assistance as requested by firm lawyers 

Qualifications:

Minimum five years of experience as a litigation secretary in a law firm setting, preferably on defense cases.  Experience with Toxic Tort, Personal Injury, Appellate or Commercial litigation is a plus.  Must have federal and state court filing experience. 

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word (including Styles, TOC and TOA) and Outlook.

Contact:
Becky Barclay