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Legal Staff Legal Secretary in Los Angeles, CA

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Company name

Bet Tzedek Legal Services.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Salary

$39,738-$55,859/Year; DOE/DOQ

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 07,2018

Posted on

Oct 02,2017

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Profile

Legal Secretary Duties: Prepare and type legal and administrative correspondence and documents. Clearly and professionally communicate with clients, and, if necessary, opposing counsel, courts, agencies, and the general public. Complete and generate court forms for filing. Coordinate service of appropriate documents. Maintain well organized legal files and accurate case statistics. Timely entry of case and client information into legal database. Provide other general administrative support as requested. Assist walk-in clients or delivery/service personnel as needed. Read, analyze, and interpret legal/business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and regulations. Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from advocates, managers, clients, and the general public. Gather and analyze information skillfully; synthesize complex or diverse information. Collect and research data. Identify and resolve problems in a creative and timely manner. Give and receive constructive feedback, listen in an honest and responsive manner, handle situations and conversations in a professional manner; treat clients, volunteers and co-workers with respect, patience and compassion. Listen and seek clarification when needed; provide clear responses to questions;. Write clearly and informatively; edit written communication for spelling, grammar and clarity as required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Degree from legal secretary program, AA/AS and/or BA/BS or equivalent work/life experience (highly preferred). 5+ years of law firm experience required, supporting multiple attorneys. Experience with federal and state court systems, including online filing. Thorough knowledge of legal terminology, court rules, and procedures (required). Minimum one to two years non-profit legal services experience (preferred). Bilingual and bilterate in both English and Spanish (required). MS Office and legal database (Prime; Lexis Nexis/Westlaw) proficiency Personal Skills:. Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to mission of equal justice for all and core values of leadership, community-based advocacy, and innovation.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
145 South Fairfax Avenue
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90036