Legal Secretary

Washington, District Of Columbia
Sep 12, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
Full Time

Litigation Legal Secretary

The Washington, DC office seeks of a large, global firm located in the heart of DC is seeking a legal secretary to provide clerical and administrative support as required to assigned litigation attorneys.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Prepare attorneys correspondence, and other legal documents as requested.
  • Manage attorneys' calendars, including business development activities.
  • Enter attorney time in Carpe Diem as requested.
  • Schedule meetings and make travel arrangements.
  • Establish, develop, maintain and update filing system for the attorneys. Retrieve information from files when needed.
  • Organize and prioritize large volumes of email and phone calls.
  • Sort and distribute mail.
  • Revise general correspondence and memos.
  • Proofread correspondence for spelling and grammar, makes appropriate changes.
  • Complete check requests and expense reports.
  • Assist other secretaries, administrative assistants and paralegals when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Skills:

  • Must have intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Advance knowledge preferred.
  • Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, formatting, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Must have good command of the English language, both oral and written. Excellent spelling and grammar skills a must.
  • Must have excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills to interact with partners, associates, staff and clients.
  • Analytical ability is required in order to find solutions to various administrative problems and prioritize work.
  • Must be able to work independently, exhibit professionalism and work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Must demonstrate high degree of responsibility and dedication.
  • Must be flexible for overtime.
  • Timely attendance required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience as an antitrust secretary in a legal environment preferred.
  • Work experience in a legal or professional services environment preferred.
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