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LEGAL SECRETARY

Functional report to two Associate General Counsels; Administrative report to Chief Administrator. Under general supervision, prepares documents and correspondence requiring knowledge of legal terminology and formats such as, but not limited to, contracts, resolutions, briefs, and pleadings. Performs a wide variety of routine secretarial and administrative tasks. Associate’s degree and 3-5 years of experience; Requires superior word processing skills. Requires analytical, research, and writing skills. Maintains effective work relationships at all levels. Exercises discretion in working with highly confidential information. Must be able to think independently, initiate and recognize basic requirements, and develop and follow through on additional requirements on a case-by-case basis. Must recognize deadlines and prioritize work accordingly. Will be involved with counsel in directing and responding to requests of outside counsel. Must be able to independently handle requests for information and assistance to counsel. Must be able to effectively organize and handle a large volume of documents on a variety of topics. Must be able to effectively communicate with co-workers and clients. Must be able to work cooperatively and demonstrate teamwork. Must be able to deal tactfully, professionally, and in a variety of situations with all levels of management. Must be energetic and flexible. Must speak, read, and write fluent English. Must be a high school graduate, associate or bachelor degree preferred. A minimum of three years advanced secretarial training. Experience with legal, technical, and medical terminology preferred. Must have experience in a PC Microsoft Windows environment, OS 7, Typing 90 wpm.

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