The Scranton Staff Counsel Office seeks an experienced legal secretary. Experience in Pennsylvania is preferred.
Under limited supervision, performs senior level legal secretarial and administrative duties for a Staff Counsel office. Maintains working knowledge of legal concepts, practices, and Staff Counsel Procedures applicable by jurisdiction.
Prepares pleadings, routine motions, notices, jury demands, routine discovery, and correspondence of a non-dictated nature, within the case management system, for attorney review and signature. Manages and monitors the status of court filings and suits via mail, in-person, or e-filing.
Maintain attorney calendars by scheduling, rescheduling, confirming, and/or canceling appointments within agreed parameters. May schedule other appointments, including but not limited to conferences, examinations under oath, and depositions. Creates diary entries, journals, and statistical records for the attorneys.
Reviews invoices to ensure compliance with the Expense Management & Controls Memorandum. Prepares checks in accordance with established procedures and sends to the appropriate individual to facilitate payment.
Participates in the training and onboarding process for Staff Counsel Support Staff.
Assists with data collection and prepares departmental reports for Staff Counsel Attorneys.
Answers, screes, and logs voicemail messages and incoming/outgoing calls to GEICO personnel, clients, claimants, opposing counsel and /or courts for the Attorneys; Greets visitors.
Responds to general inquiries regarding office procedure and appointments. Refers complex inquiries to the appropriate Attorney or support staff member for further handling.
Sorts, logs, distributes, date-stamps and/or files items received by mail. Performs basic faxing, scanning, typing, filing, and copying requests.
Organizes and maintains court case files to include opening, closing, and storage.
Tracks office supply inventory and orders additional supplies as needed.
Meets the requirements specified below
Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting skills.
Must be able to multi-task.
Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information.
Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Based on jurisdiction, may need to obtain and maintain a notary license.
Must have the ability to type at least 50 words per minute.
Position requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a legal secretary handling personal injury matters.
Grade and salary commensurate with experience.