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Title : Legal Secretary

Location : Texas - Houston
Refer to Job # BAAL854544

Legal Secretary The candidate types, formats, edits and finalizes documents, including correspondence, memoranda, agreements, etc., in accordance with the Firm's document formatting standards, using a PC with a word processing package and other Firm software. Organizes clerical functions and work flow. Enters, proofreads for accuracy and posts lawyers' time diaries on a daily basis (as received from assignments). Coordinates travel arrangements, including air, hotel and car for lawyers and clients. Processes lawyers' travel expenses. Proofreads all documents, correspondence, etc., to ensure accuracy of copy, grammar, punctuation and syntax. Checks to ensure accuracy of jobs sent to duplicating service. Receives, screens and transmits telephone calls, conference calls and messages to lawyers, clients and staff. Promptly processes incoming and outgoing mail and distributes upon receipt. Coordinates conferences, meetings and appointments for lawyers and clients. Schedules conference rooms and food service. Maintains the calendar of meetings and business trips for assignments. Apprises assigned lawyers of their schedules in advance of their commitments. Coordinates the prompt production, processing and delivery of assignments' work products through Reprographics, i.e. duplicating, messenger and telecommunication services. Coordinates client billing with billing services, as needed. Obtains information from library services and makes copies, as requested. Maintains a safe and unobstructed work area, including a neat and well-organized desk. Demonstrates safe work practices. Maintains all client files on a daily basis in accordance with standards set by Records Management Center. Maintains other files, as needed. Performs a variety of secretarial functions, including processing new client/matters and expense reports, preparing notebooks and exhibits, etc. Enters all daily tasks into the Quest task tracking system. Performs other work-related duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates. The candidate should have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); 3 years of related work experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, legal terminology and formats (legal documents). Excellent organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail. The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills. Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills. Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team. A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job. Exercises confidentiality and discretion. Proofreads accurately and able to accurately classify, index, file and retrieve legal documents.

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