Litigation Legal Secretary – Houston

With 170 attorneys from offices in Houston, The Woodlands, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Lake Charles and Shreveport, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of the people, businesses and industries that drive the regional economy. Our people provide creative solutions, unique strategies and unparalleled value that allow our clients to perform at the highest level.

Kean Miller is seeking a Litigation Legal Secretary in our Houston Office. 

Duties
  • Work closely with attorneys and assist with the preparation of court filings and organization of pleadings, memoranda, discovery and other legal and administrative documents. 
  • Compose correspondence. Perform word processing of drafts, revisions and final documents for client-related matters, including correspondence, including engagement letters, memoranda, bills, timesheets and project work, as needed. This includes proofreading and redlining work for accuracy of content and format.
  • Keep appointment calendar (including hearings, court appearances and other commitments) and maintain contacts.
  • Coordinate travel and meeting logistics including scheduling, arranging videoconferences, conferences calls, and conference rooms; requesting equipment and food and beverage orders; preparing presentation materials.
  • Provide administrative support to attorneys including telephone coverage (if applicable) maintaining attorney’s calendar, deadlines and entering attorney’s daily time entries.
  • Organize and maintain electronic files in accordance with Firm records retention policies and physical files as required.
  • Schedule depositions and hearings with counsel, clients, and through the respective court’s e-filing system.
  • Open new client/matter client files.
  • Review and edit pre-bills in collaboration with designated billing coordinator.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Experience 
  • Excellent technology skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat. 
  • Comfortable with using electronic document management system and remote collaboration tools (Zoom, Skype for Business, WebEx, Microsoft Teams).
  • Proficient with legal terminology and standard legal procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, both virtually and in-person.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy, excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to anticipate needs and take action without requiring detailed direction in relation to routine responsibilities.
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and to engender trust.

What Kean Miller Offers
Kean Miller provides its employees with competitive salaries and a full paid benefits package, a great work environment, stability, generous paid-time off and contributes to a 401k plan. 

How to Apply
Please send a confidential resume to mary.coghlan@keanmiller.com  

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