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Legal Staff Legal Secretary in Los Angeles, CA

MALDEF Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Industry: Legal | Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: Oct 16, 2020

Salary: USD 34000 to 40000 Annually | Experience: 2 Years

Practice Areas: Civil Rights

Qualifications: Qualifications: The candidate will have 2 years' experience performing secretarial or clerical tasks in professional office environment. Law office experience highly preferred. Will have basic knowledge of legal terminology and basic understanding of court system and legal documents; knowledge of general organization of pleading/brief dockets and legal correspondence files; basic knowledge of format and content of tables of authorities and contents, pleadings, declarations, and proofs of service; excellent computer skills, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and Internet. Knowledge of Outlook, Word, Adobe Acrobat and Internet search engines; knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling sufficient to proofread legal work and to compose simple correspondence; ability to read and understand courts rules and procedures sufficient to prepare and format documents for filing; skill in typing and word processing at a minimum of 50 wpm; knowledge of both legal and general office procedures and routines. Candidates must be able to communicate fluently in both English and Spanish, including the ability to speak, read, write, understand, and translate from one language to the other.

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Job Description:
Bilingual Legal Secretary
Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Regional Counsel and National Senior Counsel, responsible for preparing legal documents for filing with state or federal court and for service on opposing counsel/parties using Word and for maintaining pleading/brief dockets, correspondence files, and related files for cases in litigation or under investigation by attorneys in regional office. maintains office calendar and tickler system for important court dates, deadlines, and other appointments; prepares and/or finalizes business correspondence, memoranda, and other documents for mailing and/or other distribution; prepares exhibits for use at trial, in a hearing, or as attachments to documents/briefs; collates, numbers, sorts, and files documents and other materials produced by or for opposing party in discovery; drafts simple correspondence and memoranda; prepares expense forms and check requests for attorneys; types, collates, and when necessary, calculates attorney hours for recovery of fees from opposing party; arranges business-related travel for attorneys and other professional staff; answers telephones and completes business telephone calls to confirm appointments and court appearances; receives and guides business visitors; and performs other duties as required.

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