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Title : Legal Secretary

Location : Connecticut - New Haven
Refer to Job # XYHG829536

Legal Secretary The candidate will perform secretarial and clerical duties. Open mail for an attorney and log time on the timesheet as necessary. Enter attorney timesheets into the computer on a daily basis. Answer telephone, give non-legal information when possible, refer the call to an attorney and take messages. Transcribe dictation utilizing dictation system (BigHand), occasionally prepare correspondence on own initiative for approval of lawyer and prepare legal documents as required. Maintain files, assist with filing, or request file clerk assistance from the office manager/floor supervisor when necessary. Responsible for scheduling depositions and various other meetings and appointments. In an emergency may have to deliver or collect documents for an attorney at the courthouse, other law offices, etc. Make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for an attorney. Maintain attorney diary system. Perform additional duties as required. Qualifications: Must have 5+ years of litigation experience. Medical Malpractice experience is desired. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Must be able to manage a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to communicate with clients and co-workers effectively and efficiently. Must have a proven track record of organization skills, possess excellent typing skills, possess a keen eye for detail, and have the ability to prioritize, multitask, and work in a team environment.

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