The Dallas office of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP is seeking an energetic and reliable Legal Secretary to join our busy commercial litigation defense team. The ideal candidate is reliable, energetic, and personable, with experience in one or more of the following areas of law: commercial litigation, product liability and personal injury defense.
Drafting and typing various types of documents, including correspondence, pleadings, memoranda and other such documents specific to the litigation practice area.
Proofreading and redlining work for accuracy, format, grammar, and punctuation.
Prepare e-filings and court pleadings in federal and local courts. Must know court rules, procedures and calendaring requirements.
Schedules/calendars appointments such as depositions, document productions, client meetings, trials court hearings and appearances; coordinate travel arrangements as necessary.
Handle incoming and outgoing mail.
Perform secretarial functions associated with firm administrative tasks, including processing new client/matter requests, client bills, time reports and expense reports.
Inputs attorney and other timekeepers time; reviews for accuracy and corrects errors.
Performs any other administrative tasks as may be assigned.
Ability to type at least 75 words per minute with accuracy.
Thorough knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions.
Thorough familiarity with legal terminology pertinent to general legal concepts and specific area(s) of assignment.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to perform clerical tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, handle multiple tasks, and respond to changing priorities.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years of legal secretarial experience required
Specialized secretarial degree, associate and/or bachelor's degree desirable but not required.
We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D Insurance, 401(k) savings plan and generous paid time off.
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP is a Texas-based law firm founded in 1994, serving clients throughout the state and across the country, with offices in Dallas, Corpus Christi and Houston. Nationally recognized for our work in product liability litigation and a broad spectrum of practice areasfrom personal injury defense, commercial litigation and toxic torts to warranty and deceptive trade practice litigationwe have built our firm with lawyers who, simply stated, like to try cases.
Interested candidates may apply by visiting: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/2584/Hartline-Dacus-Barger-Dreyer-LLC