Legal Secretary

Company:  Lewis Brisbois
Location: Miami
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
The Legal Secretary position works with a minimum of 3 attorneys and will perform a variety of duties, including but not limited to, the preparation, editing and filing of various legal documents; transcription of correspondence; scheduling of appointments and calendaring; communicating with all necessary parties for the efficient handling of the desk and handling various other tasks as assigned by the attorneys or Office Administrator. This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including a 401K with employer contribution.

The following list of essential functions is not exhaustive and other duties may be assigned in addition to those listed. The items listed are considered daily functions associated with this position.

Work with a minimum of 3 attorneys

Perform secretary functions for attorneys requiring knowledge of format, procedures and legal terminology

Transcribe information from typed or handwritten notes, shorthand or dictation. Ensure that grammar, spelling and citations are accurate and formatted correctly

Prepare, edit, proofread and maintain a variety of legal documents, including but not limited to, correspondence, motions, subpoenas, opinions, complaints, declarations, discovery requests and pleadings associated with discovery and trial preparation

Schedule appointments, depositions conference calls, site inspections, medical examinations and various other appointments, including travel and company-related business for the attorneys assigned to the desk, as well as confirm prior to appointment, after scheduling. Order court reporters, interpreters, videographers and conference rooms, as needed

Prepare and process check requests, expense reimbursement requests, invoices, AP/AR information and other financial documents are required

Answer phones, assist callers when possible, take messages, check voice mail and return calls, prepare memorandum regarding call if appropriate, and all in a prompt manner

Handle all incoming and outgoing mail 

Prepare filing for file maintenance by Records Department personnel

Open new matters and close files as required by attorneys associated with desk assignment 

Maintain secretarial desk procedures and ensure Secretarial Manager/Office Manager has the most recent copy

Assist in overflow as needed 

Reliable, consistent attendance in the office is required

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a law office environment. An individual in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Must be able to operate required automated equipment, including but not limited to computers, printers, digital dictation, fax machines, photocopiers, calculators and telephone system. Must be able to exert up to 15 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects as needed. This is a sedentary position that involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking, standing, bending, kneeling, lifting, carrying, pulling or pushing.



Advanced skills in Microsoft Office and must be computer-literate with a variety of computer software programs, or capable of receiving necessary training to become proficient

Knowledge of all State and Federal Court procedures and requirements 

Knowledge of all applicable deadline/cut-off dates for trial, discovery, etc. (in both State and Federal Courts)

Expertise in calendaring; electronic filings (both State and Federal); preparation of tables of contents and tables of authorities

Ability to listen and follow directions 

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as required by deadlines, etc. 

Attention to detail required, strong proofreading skills 

Ability to exhibit professionalism and promote positive work habits, including effective and timely communication, teamwork and respect for co-workers 

Ability to multi-task and prioritize, with little supervision; must be well organized 

Ability to delegate, as needed, and to work cooperatively with staff support departments 

Ability to understand and apply the firm's practices and procedures

Ability to comply with safe work practices, including the use of safe work procedures, maintenance of a safe work area and the use of safety equipment

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