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Legal Secretary / Junior Paralegal Candidate must have: Knowledge of legal terminology, State and Federal court filing procedures, Electronic Court Filing (ECF), and service of process instructions. Thorough knowledge of pleading and discovery document formats using MS Styles, including the ability to format and edit complaints and answers, memorandum of points and authorities, interrogatories, request for production of documents, subpoenas, and table of contents and table of authorities. Ability to work with court personnel and court runners and scheduling court reporters. Intermediate to high-level proficiency in MS Word and Outlook. Excel, a plus. Ability to calendar legal deadlines. Strong writing and accurate proofreading skills (grammar, punctuation, spelling, format, and context). Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to accurately index, file, and retrieve documents on the Firmâ€™s network without assistance from a document management system. Good judgment, positive attitude, and constant professionalism, with good verbal and interpersonal communication skills at all levels: courts, clients, vendors, and fellow employees. Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments in a timely manner, and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization. Willingness to help with organizational or other assignments, as needed, such as records support. Ability to effectively handle shifting priorities and adapt to changing demands, unexpected problems, or project constraints. Ability to set priorities and exercise good independent judgment and initiative. Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and perform well in stressful situations; although, we strive for low stress here. Accurate typing skills and 60+ wpm. Flexibility with scheduling â€” overtime is rare but may be required â€” and excellent attendance. Strict and complete adherence to maintaining confidential and sensitive information.
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