Defense Litigation Legal Secretary



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Charleston, WV - (USA) 503 Pennsylvania Avenue WV Charleston , WV - 25302 Phone : 304-346-9617



Job Description

Manpower WV is seeking a Defense Litigation Legal Secretary for a law firm in Charleston, West Virginia. The candidate must have experience assisting litigation lawyers with typing, filing, scheduling, file maintenance, deadlines, and mailings. The candidate should have experience working with pleadings, discovery, motions, briefs, and appeals. At least three years' experience as a legal secretary is preferred, and certification, while a definite plus, is not required for consideration. Additional skills, knowledge and abilities include, but are not limited to these general areas:

Interaction with Clients, Guests and Others:

Welcoming guests and clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone

Accurately taking notes/messages, and answering or redirecting inquiries when appropriate

Effectively communicating with witnesses, representatives, and visitors

File Upkeep and Maintenance:

Maintaining updated lists of contacts and calendars for assigned attorneys

Establishing and maintaining case files, logs, indices, and other information

Preserving up-to-date record systems incorporating incoming and outgoing documents

Producing, scanning, copying, faxing, filing/electronic filing, and the organizing of documents

Document Preparation:

Possessing a typing speed of 50 wpm or more

Ability to transcribe documents from written, oral, or computer-generated formats

Coordinating the preparation of charts, graphs, and other courtroom visual aids

Preparing, finalizing, filing and serving an array of legal documents and correspondence

Reviewing draft documents as to usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and legal terminology

Conducting research, reading legal articles, and locating case law citations upon request

Teamwork and Workflows:

Outstanding time-management skills, and the ability to multitask and meet deadlines

Reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence and legal documents

Maintaining composure during stressful situations as a result of workloads and/or deadlines

Calendaring and Scheduling:

Scheduling and arranging for conferences, mediation, hearings, depositions, and trials

Arranging for couriers, court reporters, witnesses, representatives, and third parties

Avoiding scheduling conflicts and keeping attorneys informed of upcoming deadlines

Communication Skills:

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Courteous and professional demeanor

Comfortable, professional phone manner

Positive attitude and a willingness to learn

Software and Equipment:

Operating a variety of office equipment to process information and generate documents

Possessing a familiarity and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office 2016

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Who is Manpower?

Locally owned, but globally connected, Manpower is a full service staffing and human resources company that provides thousands of jobs every year across West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Manpower provides recruitment and assessment, training and development, career management, outsourcing and workforce solutions across the region.

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