LEGAL TEAM SECRETARY!
R & W Group is seeking junior-level legal secretaries/legal assistants looking for growth opportunity in the legal administrative field as a Team Secretary at an excellent large law firm in DC! This position will be eligible for 1 day per week of telework after the first 90 days. The firm requires candidates to have strong MS Office skills and 3+ years of relevant work experience in the legal industry, and with a desire to grow into a more advanced secretary role at the firm. The Team Secretary provides lawyers and other legal personnel with administrative, secretarial and clerical assistance. The Team collaborates, coordinates, maintains effective and efficient work flow, follows policies and procedures set by the Firm; establishes and maintains harmonious working relationships with Team members, top level management, supervisors, coordinator, coworkers, and clients by performing the following:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates U.S. & Foreign travel arrangements by securing air, hotel, rail, and car reservations for lawyers and clients. Prepares travel expense reports and other business related expenses using the electronic Accounting system, and prepares itinerary for lawyers and colleagues.
Handles reimbursement of other firm and client-related expenses, such as telephone calls, entertainment, recruiting, etc. using the electronic Accounting system.
Maintains electronic calendar of meetings and appointments, and apprises lawyers of responsibilities in advance of commitment. Coordinates luncheons and schedules conference rooms for meetings using the electronic room scheduler.
Maintains contacts in Outlook for assigned lawyers, pursuant to lawyers' preference.
Maintains list of principal contacts or working group lists for each client and matter.
Receives, screens, and transmits telephone calls to lawyers and takes messages as necessary, with recognition of and attention to the particular needs of clients. Schedules conference calls for lawyers.
Creates, maintains, and updates all client litigation files on a daily basis in accordance with standards set by the Records Management Center using the electronic Records Management database and maintains other files as needed. Must have thorough knowledge of indexing litigation files. Maintains current files for all correspondence.
Facilitates work with the Accounting Department to coordinate client bills, generates monthly internal utilization reports, provides monthly and/or quarterly estimate reporting data, analyzes billing data, and responds to miscellaneous client inquiries/requests. Processes new business forms, new client/matter reports, and conflict of interest checks.
Inputs daily diaries for lawyers in electronic Time Billing System, and proofreads and edits time diaries for accuracy.
Proofreads and revises all documents, including engagement letters, PowerPoint presentations, memoranda, audit letters, client deliverables, and other correspondence, etc., for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and syntax, and drafts correspondence.
Coordinates work performed by Support Services for prompt production and delivery of documents.
Prepares documents for transmittal via the Firm's electronic fax system and e-mail transfer.
Processes incoming and outgoing mail and distributes promptly.
Retrieves cases and other related legal documentation from the library and makes copies.
Types and prepares legal papers and correspondence such as briefs, letters, memoranda, tables, charts/spreadsheets, complaints, and motions. Also generates Table of Contents, Table of Authorities, and redline documents.
Performs other job-related duties such as compiling notebooks and exhibits, and preparing documents in connection with bar association activities. Also performs other administrative tasks as needed.
Education and/or Experience:
3+ years of related work experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Proficiency in MS Office applications
Degree from an accredited college or university
Ability to type 55 wpm
Law Firm experience
Legal terminology and formats (legal documents)
Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
Strong organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
Able to work under pressure
Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Great team, solid benefits and competitive salary with room for growth. To be considered, please click here to go to the posting and apply directly with a Word resume!