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Litigation Legal Secretary (5110)


Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 5110  


Job Description:

Galleria area law firm has a great opportunity for an experineced legal secretary to join their firm.  

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 timekeeper’s time; reviews for accuracy and corrects errors.
  • Performs any other administrative tasks as may be assigned.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • 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.
Client offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D Insurance, 401(k) savings plan and generous paid time off. 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is reliable, energetic, and personable, with at least three years’ experience in personal injury defense. 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of legal secretarial experience required
  • Specialized secretarial degree, associate and/or bachelor's degree desirable but not required

 

Contact:
Becky Barclay