Job Details

Legal Staff Legal Secretary in San Juan, PR

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Company name

The Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


San Juan, PR

Date Last Verified

May 29,2018

Posted on

May 16,2018

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Legal Secretary Duties: The candidate will maintain attorney’s calendars of court setting and filing deadlines; answer general telephone inquiries regarding attorney’s activities; maintain attorneys’ case files; type legal documents, briefs and general correspondence using Word (including formatting, proofreading, and editing as directed); review outgoing documents for accuracy; compose routine general correspondence; perform conflict checks; filing; photocopying, routine mail and other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate must be high school graduate or the equivalent and have 2+ years of general experience and 1+ year of specialized experience as outlined in the Legal Secretary. Some higher education is substituted for experience. Must have high proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point). Knowledge of electronic case filing (CM/ECF) skills is a plus. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is necessary. Must have comprehensive knowledge of legal secretarial principles, practices, methods and techniques; the ability to identify and evaluate pertinent facts and regulations, policies and precedents; skill and judgment in the analysis of assignments; and understanding of administrative and secretarial duties in a legal environment; experience as a secretary or legal secretary performing progressively responsible duties and the skills and ability to execute the duties if the position.

Deadline: June 4, 2018.

Additional info

Position Announcement # 2018-03

Company info

Candy D Carbaugh
The Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico
241 F. D. Roosevelt Avenue
San Juan, PR 00918-2441