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Hattiesburg, MS

Date Posted: September 20, 2017
Job Type: Temporary to Hire
Job ID: 275567

Job Description

PrideStaff Hattiesburg is currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary 

 

Legal Secretary Responsibilities

Include:

  • Providing administrative support to one or more lawyers
  • Effectively communicating with witnesses, clients, colleagues and partners
  • Greeting visitors and perform initial screening of clients

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to one or more lawyers
  • Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues and partners
  • Greet visitors and perform initial screening of clients
  • Attend trials and type minutes
  • Write case briefs and synopses of depositions, contracts and testimony
  • Conduct thorough statistical/ documentary research
  • Source and verify important case intelligence
  • Produce and file various legal documents such as appeals, motions or petitions
  • Preserve an updated case record system
  • Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Maintain and update inventories of contact details
  • Facilitate the meeting of deadlines by keeping multiple agendas and provide timely reminders

Requirements

  • Proven experience as a legal secretary 
  • Knowledge of constitution, legal terminology, regulations and court system
  • Knowledge of MS Office and ability to work with legal technology (court-filing computer systems, transcription software, dictaphone etc)
  • Working knowledge of litigation management software systems is a plus
  • Proficiency in English
  • Outstanding time-management and typing skills
  • Ability to multitask and being comfortable dealing with a diverse pool of people
  • Legal Secretary certification or diploma