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Location : Louisiana - New Orleans
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Insurance Defense Legal Secretary - General Liability The candidate will handle general liability defense matters. Will perform a variety of legal secretarial and administrative duties for assigned attorneys, many of which are unique to a legal environment and require a working knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, and processes. Assist with general office support efforts and perform other duties as requested and assigned. Effectively and efficiently compose various legal documentation including pleadings, discovery, subpoenas, and draft correspondence. Review incoming mail to determine urgency and work with attorneys accordingly. Provide necessary telephone assistance including, answering callers routine questions. Maintain attorney calendar as well as maintain diary and tickler dates appropriately. Review calendar daily and handle upcoming events and determine dates upon which various pleadings must be served and filed. Input and maintain information into case management system and ensure data integrity. Schedule/coordinate depositions, medical examinations, and other court designated hearings. Retain court reporters and interpreters, if necessary. Act as a liaison with experts and witnesses in scheduling/coordinating appearances and/or depositions along with documentation retrieval. Act as a liaison between client and counsel by furnishing and requesting information Assist attorney in trial.
The candidate should have high school diploma or its equivalent. Vocational secretarial training is desirable. Must have 4+ years of experience as a legal secretary. Experience in insurance defense litigation preferred. Workers' compensation experience would be a big plus. Superior interpersonal skills to communicate with court personnel, other attorneys and their staff, clients, witnesses and outside vendors are needed. Should be highly proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be highly proficient with the usage of a case management system and other software applications. Strong understanding of legal terminology, local court/jurisdiction rules, and adhere to law office procedures is essential.
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