Temporary Legal Secretary Job Description

United States

'Legal Secretaries also called as Administrative Assistants assist the attorneys with their workload. Temporary Legal Secretary works on contract basis for a fixed term only. The work is usually of a temporary nature, often with no guaranteed employment term. These secretaries are hired by the employers for a specific job or period. When the job or period is finished, the relationship is over. Legal Secretaries can be employed in a private law firm, corporation, government agency, or legal services office. They perform secretarial and clerical duties which are needed to run an organization smoothly and efficiently. Their duties include managing attorneys calendar, answering phones, opening and sorting mail, entering attorneys time, assisting with billing books and coordinating projects with word processing and in-house copy service. Certification for legal secretaries is a growing trend nowadays and may enhance employment opportunities for them. Legal secretaries must have excellent computer skills and be proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, legal research, presentation and time and billing software. Temporary legal secretaries generally see to it that they develop long lasting relations with the employer so that they can regularly get the projects. Their compensation is on an hourly basis and depends on factors like size, type, and location of the firm or the organization. Temporary secretaries turn out to be a better option to the firms in the situation of glooming economy, as their services can be availed at much controlled costs.

Here are a few sample temporary legal secretary job descriptions:

Temporary Legal Secretaries

The candidate must have strong litigation, technical, and interpersonal skills with a polished demeanor.

Temporary Legal Secretary

The candidate must possess excellent MSW skills (including advanced functions) and prior experience within a legal environment.

Temporary Legal Secretary

The candidate will be floating between Litigation, Corporate and other practice groups. Editing documents, time-sheets, and helping with new business documents. Must have excellent computer skills. Must have Litigation and Corporate experience. Experience in other practice groups a plus.

Temporary Legal Secretary/Paralegal

The candidate should have excellent writing and research skills.

Temporary Legal Secretary

The candidate should have ability to transcribe dictation. Must have effective telephone communication skills. 2-3 years' experience in law firm preferred.

Temporary Legal Secretary

The candidate should have local litigation experience in the areas of Insurance Defense, Business/Corporate Law, Real Estate, Complex Litigation, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property. Previous experience in the legal industry, good computer skills and strong references is required. Should be admitted to Multnomah Bar.

Temporary Legal Secretary

The candidate will support attorneys, including a managing partner. Must have strong insurance defense background. Should have experience with efiling, time and billing, and transcription.Experience working in a Document Management System is strongly preferred.

Temporary Legal Secretary

The candidate will work closely with a two busy senior partners. Will be responsible for general legal support functions, including drafting correspondence and pleadings, communicating with clients, opposing counsel, court personnel, etc., answering calls and responding to emails, maintaining files and calendars, scheduling appointments and meetings, managing deadlines, preparing various documents, etc. Should have 2-4 years of previous Legal experience. Previous experience with personal injury / catastrophic injury or similar litigation matters a plus. Must be detail oriented, highly skilled, and results-driven. Strong computer skills. Experience with e-filing a plus. Knowledgeable of court systems and various filing requirements.'

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