Legal Secretary

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn - Secretary, MD3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $39,000 - $53,000 a year
Legal Secretary (Vancouver, Washington)

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, a law firm committed to excellence in client service, is looking for enthusiastic, committed professionals to join our team. Presently, we are looking for a Legal Secretary for our Vancouver, Washington office. Primarily, this role will support our Trust & Estate and Construction litigation attorneys, and will provide back-up support to our Business, Real Estate, and Land Use attorneys.

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and maintain both a professional demeanor and positive attitude. We are looking for someone who thrives in a collaborative team environment, has the ability to multi-task and prioritize while maintaining a sense of humor, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. A minimum of 3 years’ litigation experience as a Legal Secretary is preferred.

Some of the things you’ll be doing include, but are not limited to:

Perform a full range of legal secretary duties in the support of your assigned attorneys and the ongoing operation and management of their practice areas while gaining knowledge and experience in those practice areas.
Prepare correspondence and legal documents such as pleadings, briefs, orders, and subpoenas from verbal and written instructions, dictation, notes, rough drafts and other materials.
Calendar, docket, and schedule hearings, motions, meetings, mediations, and arbitrations with notice to interested parties.
Proofread and correct prepared materials for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, syntax, and content.
Review legal documents to ensure they are in proper format and contain all necessary portions or related documents for court acceptance; proficiently file legal documents with proper courts including various state courts and federal court (both electronic and manually).
The hours for this role are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; occasional overtime may be required.

Competencies you should have:
Exceptional people skills and a positive attitude.
Organizational and planning skills.
High level of diplomacy.
Strong collaboration skills.
Knowledge and familiarity of e-filing.
Knowledge and familiarity of docketing in CompuLaw (or similar docketing software) preferred.
Ability to establish and model standards that guarantee exceptional work quality.
Proficient technology, MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), and Adobe skills.
Knowledge and familiarity of federal and state court procedures, application of local rules, and docketing.
Ability to maintain good humor and composure during stressful situations occurring as a result of workloads and/or deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively and desire to communicate regularly.

How to apply:
If you are qualified and interested in being a part of our collaborative team, please APPLY. Cover letter and resume must be included with your application in order to be considered as a candidate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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