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Title : Legal Secretary

Location : Florida - Tampa
Refer to Job # CJFX793708

Legal Secretary The candidate will join firm focusing on the defense of litigation cases in the areas of: Bad Faith; Insurance Coverage; Personal Injury. Assists in opening, maintaining, and closing files. Assists in preparing attorney and personal time entries. Assists in scheduling hearings, depositions, conferences, meetings, etc. Performs complex paralegal and legal secretary work under limited supervision with some latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Researches sources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles, constitutions and public records. Reviews and summarizes third party and client documents. Compiles documents responsive to discovery requests and attends document productions. Receives and screens telephone calls, providing information which may require the use of judgment and interpretation of policies and procedures. Communicates with clients, opposing counsel, courts, agencies and the general public. Assists in trial preparation and discovery practices such as to gather and organize exhibits, interrogatories, motions for summary judgments, etc. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Associate's degree or Paralegal certificate preferred. Should have 3-5 years progressive experience as a Legal Secretary or Paralegal in a defense law firm environment. Experience in insurance defense litigation preferred. Must have Advanced knowledge of legal practices, terminology and format for legal documents. Should have advanced writing skills, verbal communication skills, and dictation transcription. Includes the ability to type a minimum of 75 WPM. Must have advanced skills in computer technology using Microsoft Office Suite, Orion, digital dictation, and document management (Sharepoint).

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