Job Details

Legal Secretary

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 19, 2021

Posted on

Dec 04, 2020


Kansas City, MO, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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We are looking for a full time legal secretary (paralegal) to undertake a variety of administrative and clerical tasks focusing on insurance litigation and bankruptcy administrative assistance. You will work as the legal secretary (paralegal) under the supervision of our litigation attorney and will also provide support in other assigned legal cases, including but not limited to bankruptcy and foreclosure. The goal is to sustain efficiency of all office procedures and case management so as to guarantee reliability and consistency. We provide a paid/reserved parking space in the lot attached to our building.

We are a small firm, so while the salary may be lower than you desire, we do bonus periodically to offset a higher salary. Part-time hours may be available as well for the right candidate.


  • Provide administrative support to one or more lawyers
  • Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues and partners
  • Greet visitors and answer general questions.
  • Conduct thorough statistical/ documentary research
  • Produce and file various legal documents such as appeals, motions or petitions
  • Preserve an updated case record system
  • Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Maintain and update inventories of contact details
  • Facilitate the meeting of deadlines by keeping multiple agendas and provide timely reminders


  • Proven experience as legal secretary
  • Experience with TABS software a plus
  • Knowledge of constitution, legal terminology, regulations and court system
  • Knowledge of MS Office and ability to work with legal technology (court-filing computer systems, transcription software, dictaphone etc)
  • Working knowledge of litigation management software systems is a plus
  • Proficiency in English
  • Outstanding time-management and typing skills
  • Ability to multitask and being comfortable dealing with a diverse pool of people
  • Legal secretary or paralegal certification or diploma not necessary - experience is the key

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $31,000.00 - $36,000.00 per year (dependant upon experience)


  • 100% Paid Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Annual Bonuses


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Periodic Additional Bonus Pay

COVID-19 considerations:
We are an office of under 10 people and full-time employees have been together for 15+ years. All employees have separate offices.


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Legal secretary / paralegal: 1 year (Required)
  • Law Office: 1 year (Required)
  • CM/ECF, Pacer, TABS, CaseNet: 1 year (Preferred)

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes

This Job Is:

  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible for health/life insurance

Work Remotely:

  • No

Company info

Merrick, Baker & Strauss, P.C.

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