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Legal Staff Legal Secretary in Dallas, TX

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Posted on

Jul 22, 2021

Years of Experience

3-4 yrs required

Location

Dallas, TX, United States
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Legal Administrative Assistant - Real Estate
Duties: Responsible for typing and modifying legal documents accurately and within requested timeframes for assigned legal group, prioritizing work among assignments and meeting specific deadlines on projects Coordinates lengthy and complex document preparation with Work Product Support Services as needed. Prepares documents for e-filing as required. Reviews and routes incoming mail. Prepares and processes outgoing mail and faxes, arranging for specialized mail or messenger services as required. Ensures that all attachments, exhibits and enclosures are included. Maintains paper and electronic files in compliance with current policies. Works with Records Department to create and maintain client files and indexes. Marks case or matter related documents as needed with filing instructions to ensure proper filing. Performs routine filing and retrieves files as needed. Maintains chronological files and administrative files for assigned attorneys. Responsible for professionally managing incoming calls, including client calls, assisting in coordinating timekeeper calendars, expense reports, travel and meeting arrangements. Coordinates specific client dates with the Calendar/Docket Department as needed. Prepares and processes new matter forms. Receives and screens phone calls and takes messages as required. Receives and directs clients and visitors. Coordinates travel arrangements, prepares itineraries, and prepares travel expense reports. Schedules meetings and arranges for conference rooms and meals. Maintains and updates contact names and addresses in the contact database. Communicates effectively with clients and with others in the Firm. Is proactive in anticipating the business needs of the assigned attorneys; plans ahead and meets deadlines. Prepares daily time entries for assigned attorneys utilizing Firm approved narrative guidelines, and submits in a timely manner to Accounting. Prepares expense reimbursement/disbursement requests. Coordinates client billing matters with Accounting billing staff, attorneys, and clients; prepares billing letters and other requested client financial updates; assists attorneys with tracking and monitoring alternative fee arrangements; assists attorneys with automation, tracking and monitoring of matter budgets. Proactively demonstrates effective teamwork and provides assistance to other LAAs as time permits. Serves as a backup LAA to assigned timekeepers. Works cooperatively with other departments and individuals in the Firm. Performs other duties as assigned by core practice group. Competencies Strong verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Strong professional, independent thinking skills with strength in problem solving and the ability to offer constructive opinions and creative solutions. A team player who motivates and educates other team members. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. 3-4 years LAA experience or equivalent. Strong computer skills required with Microsoft Word and Outlook, as well as with file document management tools such as FileSite or WorkSite. Preferred Education & Experience College or business school. Prior experience in the assigned practice area(s). Strong computer skills with PowerPoint. Law firm experience preferred.

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