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Location : Louisiana - New Orleans
Refer to Job # HJKM710210
This large firm has a long history of serving clients throughout the Southern United States. They have a diverse practice that includes virtually all areas of litigation and transactional law. Pro bono work by all attorneys is encouraged, and billable hours credit is given. Associates receive excellent training and feedback, as well as early responsibility and meaningful work.
Legal Secretary The candidate will leverage technology resources to ensure the group of attorneys is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. Will identify most efficient and effective manner to complete tasks. Prepare documents by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, printing and transmitting text, data and graphics using office software applications. Knowledge and appreciation of the legal processes that facilitate the accurate preparation of client documents and responding to filing or closing deadlines. Prepare and coordinate e-filings, as well as filings in state courts if needed. Handle incoming and outgoing mail, faxes and scan documents. Ensure that documents are saved and filed into the appropriate workspaces/folders in FileSite. Maintain the daily calendar of each attorney including, but not limited to, scheduling appointments, meetings and travel arrangements. Maintain Outlook contacts for each attorney as appropriate. Maintain updated correspondence and pleadings files. Handle personally or oversee a records clerk as to filing, indexing, and creating sub-files. (this should be electronic for most part). Maintain a master list for each file and update the list as new files or matters are opened. Maintain a master physical file location list. Open files, close files and assist with conflicts checks. Provide support to the attorneys with timesheets and regular billing matters. Request reimbursement for attorneys through Chrome River and for client costs through Accounts Payable. Maintain a good working rapport with clients which requires discretion and judgment. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job. Must have 2 years of PQE. Should have strong knowledge of and ability to apply office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and PDF. Working knowledge of legal practices, terminology, documents and court procedures is required. Working knowledge of the firm s litigation and transactional support tools is needed. Should have the ability to interact and communicate effectively in a business environment. Ability to operate standard office equipment, including personal computer, copier, multi-function printers, facsimile, and telephone is required.
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