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Legal Staff Legal Secretary in Visalia, CA

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Company name

Central California Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Visalia, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2018

Posted on

Sep 23,2017

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Profile

Legal Secretary Duties: Provides administrative support to attorneys and legal advocates; Answers telephones, screens callers, take accurate messages and greets visitors; opens, sorts and distributes mail; Conducts intake interviews for clients who visit the office seeking assistance; Prepares for attorney review and signature a variety of legal correspondence, petitions, pleadings, motions and interrogatories; Prepares outgoing correspondence to insure all legal documents and enclosures are in proper processing order and that correspondence is grammatically correct; Files documents with the court; Maintains follow up records relating to legal matters in process, and ensures that legal requirements and deadlines are met; Performs a variety of secretarial duties, such as setting up and/or maintaining filing systems and appointment calendars, answering inquiries over the phone or in person, and managing secretarial and administrative details with minimum direction; Assists attorneys or legal staff with interpreting/translating for monolingual Spanish-speaking clients in attorney-client interviews, and correspondence; Provides support in short term legal projects, including, trial preparation tasks; Assists with library maintenance; Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Legal Secretary certification or diploma from an accredited school; 2+ years' prior secretarial experience or equivalent experience; Ability to type 70+ WPM; Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; highly organized and effective in a fast-paced environment; ability to maintain confidentiality of consumers and organization; Bilingual English/Spanish required, in both written and oral communication; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups of individuals and organizations; Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and a willingness to adapt to changing situations; Must exercise good judgment and demonstrate initiative in completion of job assignments and duties; Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Ability to work well with others and deal with the public in a courteous and professional manner; Competency with PC systems and standard software (Microsoft Office, Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and relevant databases).
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Company info

Manuel Romero
HR Director
Central California Legal Services
1999 Tuolumne
700
Fresno, CA 93721