Req ID: JCPTempDec318
Job Title: Legal Executive Assistant
Contract Duration: 3 + months
Rate: $27 /hour
Location: Plano, TX
Provides substantive and specialized legal secretarial assistance to attorneys and/or other staff, who are responsible for major functions or practice of law areas. Work is supervised by associate who assigns the work.
1. Prepares and types complex legal documents, reports and correspondence requiring knowledge of legal terminology, procedure and document formats.
2. Maintains matter status and information in a matter management database, relating to specific assigned matters of supervising associates, and handles billing matters for assigned matters.
3. Communicates directly with courts, regulatory agencies, opposing counsel, outside counsel and other third parties as necessary relating to assigned matters.
4. Handles general inquiries relating to matter status and/or acts in a liaison relationship within the organization to facilitate efficient workflow in legal matters or projects, including scheduling meetings and managing contacts.
? College degree is preferred.
? A minimum of 5 years' experience in a corporate executive assistant or support role; prior experience at a law firm or in-house legal department preferred.
? Excellent writing and communication skills, multi-tasking, attention to detail, resourcefulness, use of collaborative solutions in handling issues or tasks, versatility in dealing with legal staff and handling assignments, highly proficient in legal software applications (e-billing, matter management system) and the use of computers, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).