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Title : Legal Secretary- Defense Litigation

Location : Georgia - Atlanta
Refer to Job # EZHA701159

Legal Secretary- Defense Litigation. Responsibilities: Transcribes dictation and formats letters, pleadings, and other forms. Prepares rough drafts, proofreads before finalizing legal documents. Copies and mails all letters, documents, and packages to various parties via Certified, Registered USPS, FedEx, or courier service. Properly file legal documents with the Courts and cc/bcc s appropriate parties. Ensures compliance with client guidelines relating to preparation and mailing of cc/bcc, copying of documents, and other client requirements. Open new file, perform conflict checks, and at attorneys request draft acknowledgment or engagement letter to client. Continuously maintains file content, indexes, and tabulations. Maintains accurate computer cards and other sources of client/case information. Enters attorney billable time on a regular basis, proofreads, and balances. Maintains attorney calendar by denoting due dates for answers, depositions and other pleadings, hearings, trial calendars, etc. Open and route attorney mail to appropriate counsel. Reviews and confirms all client bills and other invoices and forwards for payment on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with client guidelines. Closes and prepares files for storage. Prepares files or assists paralegals in preparing files for upcoming hearings and depositions. Answers and screens calls for attorneys, communicating with professionalism, respectfulness and tact. Schedule depositions as necessary. Participates as a member of one or more strategic planning committees. Requirements: Bachelors or Associates degree in Legal Studies. 5 years' defense litigation experience. I-Manage software experience. (Advanced). Ability to type 70 WPM. Strong written & verbal communication skills.

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