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Location : Texas - Dallas
Refer to Job # LXAP701928
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 Duties: Performing complex legal secretarial activities that may be highly confidential or sensitive, requiring diplomacy and discretion. 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. 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. 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 during periods of annual or personal leave. Providing backup support for reception and office or client services functions, depending on location. 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: Significant experience in a similar role within a medium to large law or professional services firm working for senior lawyers and partners. Previous experience with Elite, Legal Key, and document management system or comparable software would be an advantage, as would conference room booking software and travel agency programs. 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. Excellent client service skills. Can-do attitude and flexible approach. Work autonomously with limited guidance. Organize and prioritize own workload and help timekeepers with their organization. Meet deadlines. Use own judgment in decision making to solve problems and achieve business outcomes. Take the initiative in handling projects and anticipating what needs to be done. Understand and follow specific and detailed instructions in oral and written form.
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