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Legal Secretary


  • LAUSD
  • 02/16/20
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90017
  • $23.90-$29.80 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Title: Legal Secretary

Minimum Salary: $23.90 Hourly
Maximum Salary: $29.80 Hourly
Application Close Date: 01/06/2020

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to be nothing less than the best public law office in Los Angeles County. The OGC is an ethical, high performance legal department with high professional standards and integrity that provides first class legal service to the teachers, supervisors and administrators who support the District's 600,000 plus students that we educate.

The OGC uses their skills to advise and counsel schools and administrative offices, and recognize that their ultimate clients are the students of the District and their families, and work to support the District's vision that all of our students will graduate, be college prepared and career ready.

About the Role:

A Legal Secretary performs specialized and extremely confidential secretarial and related duties for staff attorneys and other staff members.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

A Legal Secretary:

Assists in the preparation of correspondence, legal opinions, and other legal documents.
Assists in composing and typing memoranda for signature by an attorney.
Files, indexes, cross-indexes, and locates correspondence, legal opinions, court decisions, and other legal documents as requested.
Receives and screens telephone calls for staff attorneys, paralegals, and other staff members.
Arranges appointments and conferences for attorneys, paralegals, and other staff members.
Assists in maintaining dockets and calendars showing the status of pending litigation, requests for legal opinions, and other matters, and through e-mail, reminding the staff attorneys, paralegals, and other staff members of deadlines for preparing litigation documents, opinions, and other such documents.
Prepares requests for warrants for filing fees.
Photocopies and makes arrangements for filing litigation documents in appropriate courts and for obtaining court transcripts.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for the Legal Secretary position has several years of experience in providing administrative support for litigators. This candidate has worked on dozens of demurrers and motions for summary judgment and is skilled in managing and maintaining litigation files. S/he is experienced in preparing motions and exhibits, preparing table of contents and authorities, and filing/e-filing with the court. This candidate knows how to prepare, process, and serve discovery requests and discovery responses and is familiar with the task of contract drafting. S/he is very capable in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly with Word, Excel, Outlook, as well as other productivity tools, such as Adobe Acrobat.

Ideally, this candidate is a team player and has a strong work ethic. S/he willingly steps up to assist others to ensure that big projects are completed on time. S/he is very organized; detail oriented; and has good follow through in completing tasks. Lastly, as a representing member of the district's Office of the General Counsel, this candidate presents and interacts professionally with colleagues, clients, court staff, and opposing counsel.

Benefits:

Insurance: Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans.
Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five years of year-round paid service.
Paid Holidays: 12 days.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency. Completion of an associates degree in Legal Secretarial Science, certification in Legal Secretarial Science, or certification as a paralegal from a program approved by the American Bar Association.

Experience: Two years of experience that includes assisting attorneys in preparing and compiling legal and litigation forms, pleadings, discovery, and other documents, using legal template software, and screening and routing calls.

Special Note: Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

How to Apply:
(1) Visit https://www.lausdjobs.org
(2) Look for Jobs Open to the Public on the right side of the screen to find the link for the position of Legal Secretary
(3) Complete and submit the application

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