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Litigation Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant (8344)

Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 8344  

Job Description:

Our client, a growing Houston area law firm, is seeking an experienced Litigation Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant to join their firm. This firm offers an amazing working environment, great benefits and competitive salaries.

Duties include but are not limited to:

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, expense reimbursements, deposition scheduling, calendaring, answering telephones, sorting and distributing incoming mail, and file management 
Coordinates various meetings for assigned lawyers with clients and firm lawyers
Personal correspondence and travel assistance as requested by firm lawyers  





The ideal candidate will possess strong knowledge of state and federal court rules and filing procedures; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to act with discretion; possess excellent organizational, time management, word processing, proofreading, and strong multi-tasking skills.  Candidate will be self-assured, conduct themselves in a professional manner as well as having a professional appearance and is capable of working effectively under pressure due to deadlines.    

Job Requirements

Minimum five years of experience as a litigation secretary supporting 3 or more attorneys

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook

Flexibility with respect to occasional overtime and/or weekend accessibility (which will vary with respect to attorney workload, trial schedules, and/or travel needs) 

Possess an adaptable and pleasant demeanor and readily adjust to changes in firm policies and procedures

Additional Preferred Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
NetDocuments (document management system)

Becky Barclay