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Title : Legal Secretary

Location : Texas - Houston
Refer to Job # PCUD861250

Legal Secretary The candidate will provide a high level of customer service and support while producing a high volume of consistently excellent work products. Will maintain a general knowledge of the Firms practice areas/groups and a specialized knowledge of the assigned attorney's practice area(s) and clients in order to enhance and promote communication between attorneys and their clients. Maintains positive contact with clients, attorneys, and staff and observes confidentiality of client matters. Establishes and maintains harmonious working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and clients by performing the following essential functions and responsibilities. Edit and proofread routine law office correspondence and legal case matters. Transcribe legal documents, correspondence, and reports from rough draft, dictation, or transcription. Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Professional and positive interpersonal skills are necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys, and staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact. Work with multiple attorneys with minimum supervision. Problem-solve, use sound judgment, and work well under pressure. Work within deadlines and effectively handle stress. Establish effective working relationships and appropriately interact with others. Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Exercise appropriate judgment regarding sensitive confidential matters. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of iManage and Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and etc.). Work independently and thrive as part of a team. Prepares complex documents, correspondence, memoranda, and other legal documents under the supervision of an attorney or paralegal. Opens new files and client matters requests conflict of interest checks, and maintains all client and general files. Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship. Works closely with other administrative support staff (conflicts, records, office services, etc.). Bachelor's degree or equivalent is preferred. Must have 5 years of relevant experience. 10 years of experience with strong litigation and Municipal law experience is a plus.

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