Job Details

Legal Secretary

Company name

Illinois Attorney General's Office

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

Nov 16,2017

Posted on

Nov 15,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Legal Secretary The candidate will performs responsible legal secretarial and clerical work requiring a basic knowledge of legal terminology and court procedures; types memoranda, depositions, pleadings, motions, rulings, pre hearing reports, orders, petitions, briefs and vouchers; plans, schedules, initiates and performs the clerical processing necessary for preparation of cases by staff attorneys; proofreads documents; receives and screens public by telephone and in person; makes appointments; arranges for transportation, accommodations and conferences; types attorneys' case reports and legal manuscripts and revises as necessary; composes and types correspondence involving application of policy as well as general or routine matters; maintains detailed files.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of 2 years legal secretarial or business college and 1 year secretarial experience or high school graduate (GED) and 3 years secretarial experience or related experience preferably in a legal services environment or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Should have effective oral and written communication skills. Should have physical ability to file and duplicate information which includes bending, stretching, stooping, and lifting of up to 15 pounds. Should have ability to operate automated office machines and equipment (prior training or work experience on PC specializing in Word Perfect preferred).

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