Legal Secretary II

Mercury Insurance   •  

Austin, TX

8 - 10 years

Posted 237 days ago

This job is no longer available.

The primary job function of the Legal Secretary II is to provide secretarial and administrative support to professional legal staff. 

Under general supervision, provides secretarial and administrative support to professional legal staff.

Prepares and files legal documents, motions, pleadings and correspondence of a legal nature as directed.

Maintains attorneys’ calendar, sets court dates and appearances, and schedules meetings with witnesses and other involved parties.

Maintains department records. May be required to support up to as many as three litigation attorneys.

Demonstrates high level degree of legal knowledge, competence and secretarial skills.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Establish and maintain a variety of files and documents, correspondence and other material
  • Drafts letters and documents
  • Prepares and assembles documents of mild complexity, at the request of the attorney, including necessary transmittal forms and envelopes, in proper format
  • Prepares documents for filing with Court
  • Produces quality written communication, corrects and edits documents to ensure final copy conveys proper format and is correct in detail
  • Assists in preparation of post-judgment motions, verdicts and cost bills at the direction of the handling attorney
  • Prepares Answers, Cross-Complaints, discovery and all pleadings as directed by the handling attorney
  • Maintains transcripts, documents and evidence
  • Handles files of mild complexity and mid-level to higher level exposures
  • Maintains record of claims and legal documents and case activity; Maintains attorney calendar by accurately recording court dates and appearances. Schedules meetings, depositions, and appointments
  • Assembles documents, reports and information as requested to prepare for meetings
  • Schedules internal conferences related to legal files

EDUCATION:

These worker characteristics are normally acquired through completion of a general high school diploma or GED and/or vocational training in legal support.
 
EXPERIENCE:

8-15years’ experience as a legal secretary with at least 4-5 years’ experience in insurance defense litigation.

Bonus potential twice a year, paid time off, matching 401(k), comprehensive benefits, many more perks. 

  • Establish and maintain a variety of files and documents, correspondence and other material