Legal Secretary

  • location: Washington, DC
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $70,000 - $80,000 per year
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Legal Secretary

job summary:
Full-time Legal Secretary with at least two years of experience supporting a FERC related law practice position Preferred applicants will have an Associate's degree in secretarial studies. The person selected for this position must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operates a computer or typewriter, and transcribes digital dictation.
  • Types correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents; drafts standard correspondence, memoranda and other documents.
  • Screens telephone calls and records messages.
  • Reads, sorts and dates incoming mail and faxes. Ensures that outgoing mail and faxes are delivered in a timely manner. If necessary, routes mail to specific delivery service and follows up on timely delivery.
  • Establishes and maintains calendar and deadline reminder systems; utilizes master calendar system.
  • Opens new files, requests conflict of interest checks with appropriate department, and maintains all client and general files. Conducts periodic review for possible storage of older files; files to be closed.
  • Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship.
  • Schedules appointments for timekeepers.
  • Processes bills; proofs billing sheets; reviews and edits bills.
  • Works closely with administrative support staff (word processing, receptionist, business office, etc.); proofs documents returned form word processing; ensures that attorney timesheets are entered into billing time system in a timely manner.
  • Performs overload typing, filing, photocopying or other secretarial duties as time permits and as requested by the floor team lead, other attorneys, or the Washington, DC Office Administrator. Also assists other secretaries with their workload as needed.
Requirements

Must have recent FERC related experience

  • Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft, dictation or transcription at a level of 70 wpm.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.
  • Above average knowledge of Microsoft Word, including knowledge required to create Table of Contents and Table of Authorities.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate by phone and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain while producing a high volume of information and performing other essential duties.
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
 
location: Washington, District Of Columbia
job type: Permanent
salary: $70,000 - 80,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Associate's degree
experience: 2 Years
 
responsibilities:
Requirements

  • Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft, dictation or transcription at a level of 70 wpm.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.
  • Above average knowledge of Microsoft Word, including knowledge required to create Table of Contents and Table of Authorities.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate by phone and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain while producing a high volume of information and performing other essential duties.
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
 
qualifications:
Please reach out to Steve Haley at steve.haley@randstadusa.com if interested or call 410-783-8513 directly

 
skills: Excel, Word
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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