Legal Secretary

Assisting one or more lawyers with administrative and clerical tasks. This includes everything from transcribing and proofreading legal documents to scheduling court depositions, hearings, and meetings, as well as filing and organizing important documents.

Responsibilities:
Prepare and compile meeting papers and documents ahead of time.
Organize all received correspondence.
Excellent time management skills and organizational skills ie must be able to plan meetings, arrange travel and hotel bookings
Answer the phone, transfer calls, take messages, set up conference calls and use voice mail.
Receiving and coordinating requests and audit trails from lawyers and internal business managers.
Creating legal documents in the correct format used for the court.
Liaising with clients and specialists.
Accurate archiving of files.
Accurate inputting of data into the case management system.

Requirements:
You must have at least 1-2 years of experience working as a secretary or personal assistant.
Knowledge of the law is advantageous.
Adaptable and flexible.
You must be trustworthy and have excellent time management abilities.
Proficiency in Microsoft’s Office suite
Must be proactive and able to multitask and meet deadlines.
High School diploma or equivalent
Exceptional organizational abilities.
Demonstrated ability to manage time, meet deadlines and prioritise tasks.