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Legal Secretary

Thompson Coe Los Angeles, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Thompson Coe & O'Meara, LLP is seeking a Legal Secretary for its Los Angeles, CA office. This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a Westside law firm as a Litigation Secretary in insurance defense and casualty law. supporting a four-attorney desk.

Position Summary

Some of the main responsibilities include e-filing, case calendaring, scheduling depositions, drafting pleadings and other documents, opening new matters, assisting with trial preparation, and responding to emails.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Managing email correspondence and e-service
  • Provides administrative support to litigation attorneys in the practice of law
  • Assists in preparing for hearings, trials, mediations, arbitrations, depositions, meetings, etc. in a fast-paced, high volume litigation practice
  • Types pleadings, discovery, briefs, status reports, and correspondence from dictation;
  • Maintains, organizes, and manages client files
  • Dockets/calendars deadlines
  • Manages electronic and paper filing systems (state and federal)
  • Enters attorney time into billing system
  • Exercises discretion and maintains information of a confidential nature
  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Assists with section coverage when staff are absent
  • Works occasional overtime, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of seven (7) years of recent litigation experience in a law firm
  • Advanced knowledge of the litigation process; rules of procedure; excellent litigation, secretarial, grammar, and proofreading skills
  • High proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment
  • Experience with electronic court filings (state and federal)
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with co-workers, clients, courts and opposing counsel and be proactive about seeking clarification of ambiguities
  • iManage and Chrome River experience requested
  • eDockets, InTapp, or Elite experience is a plus
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and efficiently
  • Typing speed of 85+ words per minute
  • Other duties as assigned

Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity in our workplace and will consider all applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.