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Location : Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Refer to Job # MRSO721649
Business is very brisk at this large, international full-service law firm that is one of the oldest and most prestigious firms in the Pacific Northwest. Their practice includes corporate, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, legislative, and other types of law. It's clients include some of the largest corporations from around the region and the globe. The firm has a strong commitment to diversity, and its attorneys enjoy a flexible, exciting environment where they can choose the specific types of work that they enjoy. All attorneys are given meaningful, interesting assignments and client contact, as well as the training and mentoring they need to enhance their skills. Relationships between associates and partners are generally good, and the firm encourages pro bono work. Billable hours requirements are reasonable, and market compensation is paid.
Senior Legal Secretary - Intellectual Property DUTIES: Performing complex legal secretarial activities that may be highly confidential or sensitive, requiring diplomacy and discretion. Preparing, filing and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patents, U.S. and foreign trademarks and copyright applications. Creating, editing, and proofreading letters, legal documents, and memos, including checking documents for content and context. Organizing and maintaining all correspondence and documents using the relevant document management system. Managing emails, calendar appointments, and client contact lists. Scheduling meetings and coordinating all logistics. Handling administrative aspects of U.S. patent prosecution. Coordinating services with Global Shared Business Services. Training, assisting, and providing orientation for new and less experienced members of staff. Providing business development support when necessary. Using internal library resources for external research as directed by timekeepers. Managing physical and electronic files, including intake, retention, retrieval, and transfer of records. Maintaining an organized and secured work station and filing areas. Running critical document checks to ensure all files have been appropriately saved. Importing electronic documents, including scanning documents into the document management system. Coordinating entering, editing, and tracking daily time recording when required for assigned timekeepers. Coordinating and preparing monthly client bills. Preparing check requests and expense reports. Opening files and conducting conflict checks. Drafting patent documents and correspondence. Processing and docketing for filing. Managing calendar deadlines. Assisting with preparing responses to office actions. Assisting with patent searches. Maintaining patent application files. Coordinating, verifying, and obtaining appropriate approvals for all domestic and international travel arrangements with the firm s travel provider and processing related business expense reimbursements. Assisting other practice assistants with overflow work and providing backup support. Assisting clients when needed, for example, with document revisions, faxing, or photo copying. Performing other relevant duties in the particular practice area as directed by the immediate supervisor, including, but not limited to, Practice Area Leader/ Coordinator or Department Head administrative work, practice development initiatives, and project work. Working overtime as occasionally required.
Qualifications: 3 years of patent filing & prosecution experience. Experience with domestic and foreign documents. Significant experience in a similar role within a medium to large law or professional services firm working for senior lawyers and partners. High proficiency in the use of Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Typing speed of 65 wpm or above. Exemplary oral and written communication skills. Excellent attention to detail, including using correct spelling and grammar. Ability to work with multiple attorneys on different matters. Excellent client service skills. Can-do attitude and flexible approach.
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