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Title : Legal Secretary - Civil Defense Litigation

Location : Florida - Orlando
Refer to Job # ABKU740363

Legal Secretary - Civil Defense Litigation The candidate will assist attorneys defending civil defense litigation matters. Under attorney direction drafts and prepares correspondence and other written documents as required including responses, reports, filings, pleadings, answers, motions, interrogatories, letters and other documents as necessary. Maintains calendar for trial and discovery deadlines. Schedules depositions, hearings, appointments, and any other legal proceedings necessary for attorneys. Ensures organization of files including opening, closing, management and maintenance of files. Monitors files and escalates issues requiring attorney involvement. Performs timely handling of highly sensitive issues and materials related to case. Assists attorneys with transcribing any dictation. Assists attorneys with time entry on billing software. Prepares and handles tracking and disposition of subpoenas or other requests for information as needed. Issues subpoenas as needed. E-files documents using state and federal court databases. Performs other duties as assigned. The candidate should have High School Diploma or its equivalent. Preferably have 5+ years of prior legal secretary experience supporting litigators in civil defense litigation. Florida State filing including E-Filing experience required. Federal E-Filing experience using PACER preferred. Strong working knowledge of area of specialization preferred (premises liability, automotive liability, personal injury and/or nursing home defense). Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Power Point and Outlook, and Excel required. Critical thinking skills, excellent communication and organizational skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

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