Litigation Legal Secretary

Dallas, TX 75201

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Legal Job ID:: 130420 Pay Range: $80,000-100,000 / year

Job Description

Provides litigation and intellectual property lawyers and other legal personnel with executive-level administrative and secretarial assistance and support; ability to proactively manage all aspects of high-level professionals in a fast paced environment; coordinates and maintains effective office procedures and efficient work flow; follows policies and procedures set by the Firm; establishes and maintains harmonious working relationships with top level management, supervisors, co workers, and clients by performing the following:

Duties and 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 and/or 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
  • Law Firm Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to type 50-60 wpm


Meet The Recruiter

Regan Jackson
Sr. Direct-Hire Recruiter

Regan graduated from Texas Tech University in 2003 with her Bachelor’s in Marketing. She then went to graduate school at St. Thomas University, where she received her MBA. She started working for Burnett in June 2005 in Houston.

Regan was a Senior Account Executive for five years. In this role, she was the liaison between the client and each specialty division to ensure the highest quality customer service and proven results. In 2010, Regan moved into a direct-hire recruiter role. She has been successful in filling all different types of positions for clients across several industries. In 2013, her husband’s job transferred them to Dallas, and she is now a Sr. Direct-Hire Recruiter for Choice Specialists in Dallas, Texas. She enjoys what she does and is passionate about helping candidates and companies grow!

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