Legal Secretary, Litigation Jobs in San Francisco, CA at Goodwin Procter LLP

Full Job Description

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries – combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets us apart. Our Global Operations Team – all business professionals of the firm – was named the “Best Business Team” byThe American Lawyer.

This position supports Litigation attorneys. Provides high-quality and efficient legal secretarial and administrative services by maintaining strong internal and external client relationships. This requires teamwork, strong communication and technical skills, the ability to prioritize and establish work objectives and the ability to work under deadlines.

What You Will Do:

Client Service: Answers telephone calls and takes accurate and complete messages, gives information to callers, refers to others, or holds for team members. Provides relevant and timely information to clients and team members (including times when they are out of the office) in a professional, courteous, and effective manner. Retrieves voice mail messages, arranges conference calls.

Document Preparation: Prepares accurate, error-free, and properly formatted legal papers, pleadings and correspondence from dictation, tapes, or handwritten drafts. Compile, type, revise, combine, edit, print, and store documents. Compiles materials to be typed following written or oral instructions from supervisor or person requesting document to determine format desired, number of copies needed, priority, and other requirements. Reads instructions and accompanying material, or follows verbal instructions from supervisor or person requesting document to determine format and content required. Establishes spacing, margins, type size, style and color, and other parameters, using computer and word processing software. Types, revises, and combines material such as correspondence, reports, records, forms, minutes of meetings, scientific or technical material, numerical data, and tabular information from rough draft, corrected copy, recorded voice dictation, or previous version. Checks completed document for spelling errors, using software. Proofreads and edits documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format.

Corrects errors. Inputs data for revision or editing. Files documents and emails in the Firm’s electronic document software. Distributes correspondence using scanning, PDF, email or hard copy delivery. May compile and type statistical reports. Possesses proficient technical user knowledge of advanced functions of Microsoft Word 2010 word processing software and 60 wpm typing speed. Adaptable to learning new software.

Time Entry/Billing: Inputs team members’ time entries on a daily basis. Opens new client and/or matter numbers; performs conflict checks; demands prebill selection of monthly bills for attorney review; makes appropriate transfers, write-offs, and corrections; applies retainers, on account fees, and on account disbursements for third-party billi…

Title: Legal Secretary, Litigation

Company: Goodwin Procter LLP

Location: San Francisco, CA



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