Job Details

Legal Secretary

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 16,2019

Valid Through

Nov 29,2019

Posted on

Aug 14,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Saint Louis, MO, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Litigation >> Litigation - Medical Malpractice
Litigation >> Litigation - Personal Injury
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Legal Secretary
The candidate is responsible for providing excellent client/customer service and will support more than one attorney. Types, edits, files and may compose, all correspondence, including letters, memoranda, pleadings, and other documents. Transcribes from tapes and/or handwritten documents. Updates and maintains databases (i.e. e-mail lists, I-Create info, client matter lists, tickler and matter lists). Records court dates, deposition dates, etc. on daily calendar. Screens telephone calls and/or takes messages when needed. Opens, reads, and sorts all incoming mail. Opens new files, checks conflicts of interest, and maintenance of all client and general files. Greets clients and visitors; maintains professional appearance and attitude; maintains good public relations and customer service with clients; maintains confidentiality of attorney-client relationship. Makes appointments and travel arrangements; maintains calendar and deadline reminder system. Communicates with administrative support by apprising of deadlines, attorney travel plans, etc. Ensures attorney timesheets are completed.

Qualification and Experience

The Ideal candidate must have 5 years of experience as a legal secretary with experience in defense litigation, personal injury and medical malpractice; knowledge of both Missouri and Illinois court systems; strong communications, interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to interact effectively and professionally with management, staff and external entities including clients of the firm. Must have a typing speed of 65 words per minute, be proficient in and have knowledge of relevant software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and e-filing.

Additional info

ID: 1688

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
701 Market Street
Suite 1300
Saint Louis, MO 63101

Review:

"Hinshaw & Culbertson"

Former Employee - Reviewed on March 16, 2018

I do not have any advice to the firm management. As I have indicated, I believe Hinshaw is a well-managed law firm.

Pros : Hinshaw & Culbertson is a well-managed firm. The working environment is professional. Associates receive yearly performance reviews and also are eligible to receive bonuses based on their amount of billable hours. I worked there as an associate for approximately 5 years and found it to be a generally very good working environment.
Cons : In my opinion, like many or most large law firms, Hinshaw seems to reward attorneys who bring in clients/work (rainmakers), much more than it values the attorneys who work for the clients and whose excellent work is required to keep the clients satisfied.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2014
Job type : Full time

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