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Location : Missouri - St louis
Refer to Job # SGYH708902
Asbestos Legal Secretary The candidate will assist attorneys and paralegals through the performance of complex secretarial and clerical duties requiring knowledge of legal terminology and the legal process. Will work with attorneys and paralegals in the preparation and filing of all court documents. Will review and proofread all documents produced, check for proper formatting, spelling and grammatical errors; ensure that all attachments, exhibits or enclosures are intact before distribution or filing. Will assimilate information from database to compile weekly trial charts. Will draft letters, pleadings and subpoenas. Will organize and follow up with records requests. Will extensive use of Excel and Adobe Acrobat XI. Will provide document production services in accordance with the requirements of assigned attorneys and paralegals. Will maintain client files electronic scanning. Will act as liaison between attorneys and paralegals with regard to prioritizing workload and deadlines. Will communicate information and updates on projects to appropriate attorney or paralegal. Will prepare assignments according to required specifications. Will perform other duties as assigned.
The candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required. Should have ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing both internally and externally. Should have ability to conduct and follow through with electronic court filings and knowledge of the state and federal court systems and their guidelines. Should have ability to pay close attention to detail, under deadlines constraints and changing work priorities, and complete work assignments logically and accurately. Should have proven ability to be flexible, be customer service oriented and work both independently and as part of a team. Should have ability to take direction, accept responsibility for assigned tasks and learn from problematic situations when they occur. Outstanding proofreading skills. Should have ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled. Willingness and desire to attend training classes to maintain and increase technical skill sets. Should have 2 years working as a litigation legal secretary, asbestos/toxic tort experience. Should have experience with electronic court filings in state and federal courts. Highly proficient in Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat XI. Proficient in PowerPoint.
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