Legal Secretary, Litigation
Location: Indianapolis
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 multiple 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
•Prepare, file, and serve pleadings and other court documents, electronically and otherwise
•Maintain positive relations with internal clients and co-workers and contribute to the self-directed team structure to assist with overflow and specialized tasks within guidelines set by the firm
 
Minimum Requirements:
•Five years of experience as a litigation 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
 
Ice Miller is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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