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Staff Legal Secretary


  • Zurich
  • 12/07/22
  • Metairie, LA
  • 70001
  • Full-Time
The Staff Legal Secretary performs a broad range of administrative and secretarial support for three busy trial attorneys. The Legal Secretary will organize and maintain all electronic files relating to litigation and administrative matters. The Legal Secretary will be primarily responsible for scheduling and maintaining the calendars of the attorneys they support, filing and other administrative duties.

Additional responsibilities will include:
Providing administrative support to one or more attorneys such as answering the phone, greeting visitors, scheduling and maintaining calendars, processing invoices, retaining vendors, filing, electronic filing, service of pleadings, etc...

Responding to inquiries from and interacting with customers, clients, counsel, and witnesses

Drafting legal pleadings, correspondence, and other documents as directed

Maintaining accurate office database for assigned attorneys' cases

Organizing and maintaining case files and documentation

Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects as needed

Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Legal Secretary area within the Insurance industry
OR

Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Legal Secretary area within the Insurance industry
AND

Experience drafting legal documents and correspondence

Experience providing administrative support to one or more attorneys

Preferred Qualifications:



Associate Degree or Bachelors Degree

Ability to effectively draft legal documents, correspondence, and/or pleadings

Strong Microsoft Office skills

Familiarity with litigation management software systems

Familiarity with Workers Compensation and General Liability litigation

Trial experience

Strong technical skills

Experience filing in various Parishes throughout Louisiana

Familiarity with Louisiana Rules of Civil Procedure and local Rules

Experience navigating Clerk, Court and Judicial websites

Strong Organization and prioritization skills

Detail oriented

Ability to effectively collaborate throughout the organization.

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