Legal Secretary
Location: Chicago
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: Litigation Practice Group
Job Description:
This Legal Secretary will be responsible for assisting legal personnel in the performance of complex and specialized clerical duties relating to all aspects of the legal process. This person must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
 
Essential Job Duties: 
  • Manage all aspects of administrative practice, including legal and non-legal processes
  • Prepare and draft correspondence, memos, and legal documents according to legal staff and Firm requirements using word processing and document management systems
  • Prepare and process outgoing correspondence through mail or fax; arrange for specialized mail or messenger services as required
  • Answer, provide assistance during, and appropriately direct telephone calls for legal staff members as needed
  • Manage scheduling of meetings, appointments, due dates, client-related activities, and case dates on electronic calendars for legal staff members
  • Proofread documents to ensure appropriate formatting, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Manage the coordination of complex document preparation; ensure all attachments, exhibits and enclosures are intact
Minimum Requirements:
  • Five years of experience as a legal secretary preferred
  • Higher education or coursework related to the legal field preferred
  • Excellent clerical skills and knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Exceptional customer service skills in person, over the phone and via email
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work independently and proactively
  • Computer proficient, intermediate or advanced experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
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