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Legal Secretaries represent attorneys in their relationships with clients and offer information management assistance. A successful Legal Secretary resume sample describes responsibilities such as greeting guests, taking phone calls, conducting legal research, preparing legal documents, ensuring confidentiality, and managing the attorney's calendar. Top Legal Secretary qualifications are research skills, communication abilities, computer literacy, telephone etiquette, and organizational skills. Based on our example resumes, a high school diploma or college courses are the most common education requirements for this role.

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Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary to founding partner and two litigation attorneys in the areas of Construction and Commercial Litigation.

  • Provided extensive secretarial and paralegal support; conducted legal research, conflicts checks, drafted pleadings, prepared legal
  • Drafted and proofread time-sensitive construction contracts, answers, subpoenas, complaints, discovery, and motions for various matters and filing same with Court.
  • Assisted attorneys in the preparation of trials, depositions, mediations and arbitration hearings by organizing legal documents including
  • Communicated daily with court officials, clients, and opposing counsel to case manage construction commercial litigation matters.
  • Prepared PowerPoint and Visio presentations for legal seminars.
  • Provided dictaphone transcription for founding partner daily, faxed, scanned, scheduled legal proceedings, coordinated teleconference calls and prepared outgoing mail.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
English
BA
English
BA
English
2

Legal Secretary

Issued all correspondence to opposing counsel and client; Prepared letters to complainants.

  • Responsible for filing all pleadings, motions, and litigation materials with court.
  • Coordinated and prepared exhibits and exhibit lists for trials and hearings.
  • Organized discovery materials and attorneys' files.
  • Assisted attorneys with organizing their caseloads and meetings.
  • Drafted and finalized internal agency memorandums on closed files.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
3

Legal Secretary

Served as liaison between attorneys, courts, witnesses, victims and other agencies as required.

  • Organized, maintained and retrieved case files when necessary.
  • Scheduled attorneys' calendar with respect to court dates, client appointments and depositions.
  • Drafted and typed legal documents.
  • Earned excellent marks on performance reviews.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Criminology
4

Legal Secretary/administrative Assistant

Supported two partners in all aspects of defense litigation

  • Transcribed, drafted, and prepared various pleadings, motions, electronic filings and correspondences
  • Monitored and obtained discovery request responses
  • Prepared and filed court filings through the E-filing system for various Court of Common Pleas and Court Districts
  • Entered and edited time entries through Timeslips
  • Assisted with training new secretaries and associates with day-to-day office procedures, as well as court procedures and client contacts
  • Ordered and maintained office supplies and equipment
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice Administration
5

Legal Secretary

Assisted sole practitioner in a Civil Litigation firm with experience in personal injury, criminal, family law and unlawful detainer.

  • Managed small office
  • Interviewed clients, scheduled and calendared appointments.
  • Served subpoenas, prepared pleadings, motions, litigation, discovery and trial binders.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Voc
Vocational Nursing
Legal Secretary Training Program
6

Legal Secretary

Opened new client files and maintained client's records.

  • Monitored and recorded client billings on system.
  • Took dictations, revised and proofread all urgent documents for the co-chairman of the benefit department.
  • Scheduled all appointments and meetings.
  • Coordinated travel and business arrangement.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Legal Studies
AAS
Technology
7

Legal Secretary

Provided administrative support to litigation and corporate partners.

  • Provided transcription services using the Dictaphone.
  • Took dictation using Pitman Shorthand.
  • Handled extensive typing/revisions.
  • Organized monthly billing for clients and helped to reorganize and maintain files for corporate partners.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
Management Summit
Liberal Arts
8

Legal Secretary

Supported two partners and one associate in Health Care and Life Sciences and Labor and Employment

  • Prepared service list distribution of e-filings before District Courts on behalf of various employers
  • Prepared and finalized pleadings and documentation before District Courts
  • Made onternational and domestic travel arrangements
  • Opened new client matters
  • Scheduled meetings/teleconferences/videoconferences, and managed meeting logistics
  • Monitored emails and managed paper flow and electronic files in Filesite
  • Prepared timesheets and managed the billing process, including monthly billing estimates to clients
  • Opened, maintained and stored official client files following the firm's standards
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
Business Administration
9

Legal Secretary

Prepared Annual Reports and Annual Minutes for corporations and partnerships

  • Created and maintained charts referring to the status of the Annual Reports and Minutes
  • Prepared SS-4 and Power of Attorney forms
  • Entered attorneys' time into accounting system, maintained all corporate files and books
  • Interfaced with the Secretary of State on status of corporations
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
AS
Legal Secretarial
10

Legal Secretary

Reviewed prepared and processed legal documents

  • Established and maintained case files.
  • Worked directly with three prosecuting attorneys and one paralegal
  • Typed legal documents, visited judges and magistrate chambers
  • Composed original letters and memoranda not requiring legal interpretation
  • Responded to inquiries and requests for case-related information from judges, court administrators, and defense attorneys
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job

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