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Title : Legal Secretary

Location : Louisiana - New Orleans
Refer to Job # IQSG793586


Legal Secretary The candidate's duties include: Type, edit, e-File pleadings and compose correspondence, including letters, memoranda and other documents. Update and maintain databases (i.e. e-mail lists, I-Create info, client matter lists, tickler and matter lists). Interact with clients, visitors and attorneys/staff from other offices via phone, e-mail and in-person. Open new files, check conflicts of interest, and maintain all client and general files. Make appointments and travel arrangements; maintain calendar and deadline reminder system. Ensure attorney timesheets are complete and assist billing department in processing monthly client invoices. Maintain professional appearance and attitude; maintain good public relations and customer service with clients; maintain confidentiality of attorney-client relationship. Must have excellent organizational and communications skills, be detail-oriented, and able to prioritize their workload. Must be dependable, a self-starter, with a can do attitude, able to work independently working knowledge and experience in e-filing in both state and federal court systems. Proficiency in running conflicts, file opening and closing, billing, and running files through on-line/web-based systems for managing cases (such as CounselLink, Serengeti Legal Tracker and/or Ascent), are necessary. Should have strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail, strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to interact effectively and professionally with management, staff and external entities including clients of the firm. Must possess a minimum typing speed of 65 words per minute, be proficient in and have knowledge of relevant software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook), must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, and consistently produce high-quality work product. Should have 5+ years of litigation experience as an legal administrative assistant. Applicants without litigation experience will not be considered. Must have knowledge of consumer financial services litigation is a plus as is experience with current local, state and federal court filing requirements.
 
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