Legal Secretary

DEUTSCH KERRIGAN, LLP RECRUITMENT   New Orleans, LA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on July 23, 2022

This position requires experience performing a variety of routine clerical and administrative duties related to the general practice of law by assisting attorneys in a supportive role.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following items on a daily basis as required: * Work under the general supervision of the attorneys, receiving both oral and written instructions. * Prepare, process and proofread legal documents. * Mail, e-mail, fax, copy, and/or arrange for delivery of documents to clients, witnesses, opposing counsel and court officials. * Maintain filing systems, control records and indexes using moderate independent judgment. * Coordinate and participate in document production. * Obtain information using the Westlaw and Lexis systems. * Proficient in filing electronically with the courts. * Communicate with clients, court personnel, experts, attorneys and others via telephone, email, in person and in writing, obtain and give information as directed. * Assist with trial preparation including preparation of trial books, exhibits, etc. * May transcribe dictation electronically, as required by the supervising attorney(s). * Maintain supervisor(s) calendar electronically and/or manually by scheduling appointments and critical dates and keeping supervisor posted of same. * Open/Close files and maintain client and business files by filing and retrieving materials as required. * Screen phone calls, record and deliver messages and provide callers with information as authorized by attorney. * Make travel arrangements through the Firm's designated Travel Agency. * Prepare and edit client invoices for billing purposes. * Enter and maintain attorneys' time sheets as required. * Assist other attorneys as needed. * Attend work regularly and in a timely manner. * Perform related duties as assigned. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma and a minimum of 5 years' legal secretarial experience to perform their duties with a minimum of training and must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. This is a full-time position at our New Orleans, LA office. Deutsch Kerrigan provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, a great working environment, stability, generous paid-time off, and a 401k/Profit Sharing plan with employer contributions. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews. Deutsch Kerrigan is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal and local laws prohibiting discrimination based upon, race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law.