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ProfileLegal Secretary Duties: Provides routine secretarial support for a unit of attorneys to ensure completion of their work in an efficient and conscientious manner. Utilizes computer knowledge to create forms for documents that are used repeatedly, screens telephone calls, compiles routine data in established formats, organizes and maintains all files and calendars. Works with minimal supervision and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks. Assists attorneys by making follow-up calls on their cases, retrieving documentation and evidence and drafting legal correspondence and documents utilizing standardized formats. Serves as a liaison for the department: greets, screens and routes visitors and incoming calls, takes messages andor answers routine inquiries. Enters and maintains case and statistical data and generates related reports. Maintains filing system, including receiving, filing, sorting, verifying and routing a variety of legal documents. Assists attorneys with tasks such as making copies, delivering correspondence, filing papers with the courts and maintaining office supplies. Provides limited assistance to attorneys regarding computer andor software related issues.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school/GED program. 3+ years of work related experience or 45 hours of college credit or a combination of the 2. Ability to type 50 wpm, with proficiency in using word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Candidates for all clerical, administrative and/or secretarial positions will be required to take and pass at least one skill(s) tests which will be determined by the Elected Official or Department Head based on the position and the operational needs of the department. Testing may include one or more of the following: 10-key, Coding, Data entry, Filing, Grammar, Math, MS Excel, MS Word, Proof Reading, Spelling, Sorting, Timed Typing (3 minute). Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, organize and process work and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees and the general public while maintaining confidentiality.
Requisition ID: 001312
Dallas County District Attorney's Office
Frank Crowley Courts Building
133 N Industrial Boulevard, , Lb 19
Dallas, TX 75207-4399