Litigation Legal Secretary Job at DFM & Associates, Dallas, TX

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  • DFM & Associates
  • Dallas, TX

Job Description

Large, global, law firm in Dallas is seeking a Litigation Legal Secretary to support a high-level Litigation Practice Group Partner, as well as additional attorneys in Commercial Litigation and IP Litigation. This is a highly visible, important administrative support role. (Note: IP Litigation specific knowledge is not required, though experience with general litigation/legal secretary experience is necessary.)

Duties & Responsibilities:
Assists in preparing for hearings, trials, mediations, arbitrations, and provides on and offsite support during trials and arbitrations as needed
Manages U.S. & Foreign travel arrangements by securing and finalizing air, hotel, rail and car reservations and ensuring accuracy in scheduling all aspects of travel. Prepares and tracks travel expense reports and other business related expenses using the electronic Accounting system and prepares detailed itineraries.
Manages and tracks reimbursements of other firm and client related expenses, such as telephone calls, entertainment, recruiting, etc. using the electronic Accounting system.
Maintains electronic calendar of meetings and appointments, and proactively advises lawyers of responsibilities in advance of commitment. Coordinates luncheons and schedules conference rooms for meetings using the electronic room scheduler.
Reads, responds and highlights emails of importance and keeps lawyers apprised of pressing matters. Develops and maintains email filing system and ensures proper archiving of same. Monitors spam folder for work related emails.
Inputs and maintains contacts in Outlook for assigned lawyers, pursuant to lawyer's preference.
Maintains list of principal contacts or working group lists for each client and matter.
Receives, screens and transmits telephone calls to lawyers and takes messages as necessary, with recognition of and attention to the particular needs of clients. Schedules conference calls for lawyers and effectively manages conflicting appointments. Conveys all necessary information needed for conference calls.
Creates, maintains and updates all client litigation files in accordance with standards set by the Records Management Center using the electronic Records Management database and maintains other files as needed.
Facilitates work with the Accounting Department to coordinate and manage tracking of client bills, analyze billing data, and respond to client inquiries/requests. Processes, tracks and apprises status of new business forms, new client/matter reports and conflict of interest checks.
Drafts, inputs and tracks daily time entries for lawyers in electronic Time Billing System, and proofreads and edits time entries for accuracy.
Proofreads and revise all documents, including engagement letters, PowerPoint presentations, memoranda, audit letters, client deliverables, and other correspondence, etc., for accuracy of copy, grammar, punctuation and syntax, and drafts correspondence.
Manage lawyers' CLEs to ensure hours are accurate and reported appropriately
Performs other job-related duties such as compiling notebooks and exhibits, and preparing documents in connection with bar association activities. Also performs other administrative tasks as needed.

Education/Experience:
Minimum 3 years of related work experience
Proficiency in MS Office applications
A self-starter and forward thinker who takes strong initiative and shows ownership and commitment

Preferred:

Law Firm Experience
Bachelor's degree
Ability to type 50-60 wpm
Other Skills & Abilities:
The use of good judgment and strong interpersonal communication skills
Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
The ability to execute multiple projects effectively and efficiently
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent attention to detail
Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
Exercises confidentiality and discretion
Possesses impeccable grammar skills and proofreads accurately

The firm provides a highly-competitive benefit package to include a 37.5 hour work week. Hours are 9:00-5:30 or 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday. Must have some flexibility for overtime, thought not expected to be significant. This is an in-office position.

Salary: $85,000-$95,000

If you are seeking a high energy and fun office environment, hardworking and passionate team members, good work/life balance, internal opportunities for growth and advancement, please consider submitting your resume for this awesome opportunity! Start 2024 with a great law firm such as this!
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: $ 85,000.00 95,000.00 Per Year

Job Tags

Full time, Work experience placement, Monday to Friday,

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