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Litigation Legal Secretary (1233)


Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: JOS000001233  


Job Description:

Our client, a growing defense litigation firm is seeking an energetic and reliable Legal Secretary to join our busy commercial litigation defense team.  The ideal candidate is reliable, energetic, and personable, with experience in one or more of the following areas of law: commercial litigation, product liability and personal injury defense.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and typing various types of documents, including correspondence, pleadings, memoranda and other such documents specific to the litigation practice area.
  • Proofreading and redlining work for accuracy, format, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Prepare e-filings and court pleadings in federal and local courts. Must know court rules, procedures and calendaring requirements.
  • Schedules/calendars appointments such as depositions, document productions, client meetings, trials court hearings and appearances; coordinate travel arrangements as necessary.
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Perform secretarial functions associated with firm administrative tasks, including processing new client/matter requests, client bills, time reports and expense reports.
  • Inputs attorney and other timekeeper’s time; reviews for accuracy and corrects errors.
  • Performs any other administrative tasks as may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to type at least 75 words per minute with accuracy.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions.
  • Thorough familiarity with legal terminology pertinent to general legal concepts and specific area(s) of assignment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform clerical tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks, and respond to changing priorities.

Requirements

Educational/Job Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of legal secretarial experience required
  • Specialized secretarial degree, associate and/or bachelor's degree desirable but not required

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D Insurance, 401(k) savings plan and generous paid time off.

 

Contact:
Becky Barclay