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Years of Experience
Paralegal / Legal Secretary The candidate performs complex paralegal and legal secretary work under limited supervision with some latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Prepares and types legal and administrative correspondence and documents at direction of supervisor and independently prepares some non-legal correspondence and documents at direction of supervisor. Researches sources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles, constitutions and public records. Summarizes records, court files and depositions. Reviews and summarizes third party and client documents. Compiles documents responsive to discovery requests and attends document productions. Prepares attorney and personal time entry and edits billing memos. Opens, maintains, and closes files. 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. Schedules hearings, depositions, conferences, meetings, etc. and maintains attorney’s calendar. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Must have Bachelor's degree or Paralegal certificate. Should have 5-7 years of progressive experience as a Paralegal/Legal Secretary in a defense law firm environment. Experience in construction litigation preferred. Must have advanced knowledge of legal practices, terminology and format for legal documents. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate by e-mail, telephone, and in person to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact in an environment with a diverse group of personalities. 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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