Employment Legal Secretary Job Description

'An employment legal secretary is someone who works in a secretarial or administrative capacity for an attorney or law office that handles employment law matters involving issues such as wage and hour laws, workplace safety, rest break laws, disability leave laws, workplace harassment, employee discrimination, and wrongful discharge. Employment legal secretaries typically perform traditional secretarial tasks such as typing, dictation, answering the phones, and keeping track of calendars and schedules. Sometimes employment legal secretaries also handle matters more traditionally handled by paralegals, such as document production or court filings.


Here are a few sample employment legal secretary job descriptions:

Workplace Relations / Employment Legal Secretary

The candidate will have a large administrative component and will also involve document preparation (including briefs to counsel) and editing. Will support a dedicated Partner, a Senior Associate and a Lawyer and be required to communicate professionally with a wide variety of clients, Courts, Tribunals and other parties. Will also be able to handle pressure in a fast-paced environment and support team with "can do" attitude. Must have 2+ years of experience as a legal secretary.

Employment Legal Secretary

The candidate will include diary and file management and other administrative duties but will also involve document preparation (including briefs to counsel). Must have 12+ months of experience in a well regarded employment team.

Corporate and Employment Legal Secretary

The candidate should have experience working within a corporate/commercial team. Must have exposure to the Employment department. Must have 65+ wpm audio and copy typing skills.

Employment Legal Secretary

The candidate will work with a team of Legal Secretary within client's busy Employment Law department. Must have 6+ months of experience within a Employment Law team.

Employment Legal Secretary

The candidate will join the employment team. Will be joining a team of five fee earners with a range of tasks including diary management, raising invoices, dealing with account queries and more routine aspects of legal secretarial work. Will also support clients and have excellent interpersonal skills and gain job satisfaction from providing the highest standard of client service. Excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to manage a high workload are required. A good knowledge of Microsoft Office and a good standard of numeracy are also essential.

Labor and Employment Legal Secretary

Responsibilities: Will prepare various legal documents and correspondence such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas specific to the practice area of the attorney. Maintain attorney calendars and files efficiently and accurately. Make travel arrangements, answer telephones, read and route incoming mail, reserve conference rooms. Process new business intake and expense reimbursements in timely manner. Enter and proofread and edit attorneys' time entries in time capture system (DTE) and on proforma bills. Perform duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 5+ years of litigation experience. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Experience with eFiling with Texas state and Federal Court Systems. Large, private law firm experience.The candidate must have strong technical skills and have a background in state and federal eFiling. Good skills in word processing, proof reading and experience working as a litigation legal secretary in a labor and employment group will be considered. Experience with Microsoft Outlook, FileSite or other document management systems, and DTE or other time entry software. Excellent Microsoft Word skills and type a minimum of 70 wpm.'


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