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Legal Staff Legal Secretary in Mercedes, TX

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Company name

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area


Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Mercedes, TX

Date Last Verified

Mar 22,2018

Posted on

Feb 27,2018

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Legal Secretary The candidate will type, file, and handle clerical office matters for the several paralegals and attorneys to whom the secretary is assigned; Manage incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, and telephone calls; Assist in overflow work to ensure smooth office operations; Translate documents and/or act as interpreter when needed; Maintain client files and applications and complete assigned work on case files within the required time frame; Coordinate schedules and maintain case requirements calendar of casehandlers, including contacting existing clients, schedule interview, and convey messages; Drafting, editing, formatting and printing legal documents, correspondence, and reports in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Publisher, including preparing standard pleadings for review by attorneys; Managing and purchasing supplies, office equipment and furnishings; and, Miscellaneous administrative duties, including time sheets for payroll, travel reimbursement requests, and docket maintenance. Proficiency in the Windows operating system, Microsoft Word and Excel applications, and computer data entry is essential. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and spoken. Should have 2+ years of secretary experience. Type minimum of 45 words per minute is essential. Must be licensed to notarize documents or willing to become licensed. Preferred experience in a law office or an Associate’s degree as a paralegal.

Additional info

Submit a cover letter, resume and list of two professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
301 S. Texas
Mercedes, TX 78570
Fax: 915-544-3789