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Legal Secretary - Banking/Real Estate

Designation: Temp-to-Hire Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: JOS000000845  

Job Description:

Our client, a reputable boutique law firm in the Downtown Houston area, has an immediate opening for an experienced Legal Secretary with Banking and Real Estate Experience.  

This person will work with two Partners who prepare a large volume of loans for banks and other lenders, together with foreclosures and other types of agreements. Proficiency in WordPerfect is needed (if it was quite a few years ago that is fine as long as they were proficient before and are willing to get up to speed again as they merge documents daily) as this is the word processing software they use all day.  Attention to detail is crucial. 

Someone who can work well with others in the group and interact with clients and third parties, such as title companies, is also essential. They crank out a large volume of loan documents every day so we need someone who is efficient and works well on short time frames.  There could be overtime as well. 


Typing  - drafting loan documents, merging forms in WordPerfect

Phone interaction with clients and title companies 

Opening/closing of client files

Time Entry for attorney

Creating of manual invoices in Accounting Software - Omega Legal Systems

Assist with distribution of books written by attorney


5 plus years experience as a Legal Secretary in a law firm or legal department 

Real estate experience

Banking experience a plus 

College Degree preferred but not required

75 wpm

Proficient in WordPerfect, Outlook and Word

Good communication skills 

Extremely accurate

Proof reading skills  

Very detail oriented

Exceptional organizational skills 

To be considered for this role we must have the following:

Reasons for leaving each position

Typing test score of 70 wpm or more

Test scores on WordPerfect, Outlook and MS Word 

Salary expectations and 3 supervisory references 

*Will consider direct hire for a solid candidate that is currently working* 

Becky Barclay