Legal Secretary/ Litigation

Washington, DC
To 80K
Jun 30, 2019
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time
The Client Services Secretary is accountable for providing professional and administrative support to assigned attorneys. Assigned attorneys may include members of the firm's Executive Committee and/or Management Board.
  • The hire is someone who is not a job hopper, they are very focused on candidates with excellent tenure.
  • Must have traditional legal secretary litigation skills - TOC/TOA, type pleadings, memos, briefs, correspondence, etc.
  • This position supports partner litigators - not the easiest professionals to support; you always need thinker skin with these attorneys.
  • This partner paring is engaged in business development so it's important that the candidate have good PowerPoint and Excel skills.

Job Requirements


The position requires a High School Diploma or GED. AA/BA/BS degree or equivalent specialized training a plus. Bi-lingual speaking skills also a plus.

The position requires five (5) to seven (7) years of administrative experience. A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a legal environment required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently provide a high level of quality client service to both internal and external clients.
    • Demonstrated ability to follow directions and work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative, enthusiastic and friendly manner to accomplish position functions and participate in team efforts.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Office to produce high-quality, written communications such as memos, spreadsheets, presentations, and standard legal documents.
    • Must possess a thorough command of the English language including excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to perform both routine and non-routine tasks with attention to detail and efficiency.
    • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and maintain a productive and committed work effort, meeting deadlines and managing workload. Must possess an aptitude to coordinate a variety of initiatives.
    • Ability to apply technical knowledge or guidance, analyze and interpret data from several sources and solve problems by applying precedent or extrapolating from previous experience.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling and maintaining confidential information and data. Requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
    • Ability to represent the firm with honesty, integrity, and professionalism, consistently acting in an ethical manner.
    • Working knowledge of legal terminology and procedures.
    • General knowledge of documents, business processes, operation of standard office equipment and software.
    • Ability to accurately type 80 words per minute.
    • Ability to work overtime hours as requested.
    • Ability to safely lift, move and carry items without assistance, weighing up to 25 lbs.

Additional Information

NRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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