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Legal Secretary, Litigation Service Center

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
San Francisco, CA
  • Job Code
    199451 1/31/2018
Legal Secretary, Litigation Service Center

Legal Secretary, Litigation Service Center

Orrick currently has an exciting opportunity in the San Francisco office for a junior/mid-level Legal Secretary providing secretarial support in our Litigation Service Center ("the Center").

Orrick is again one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2017 list.

The regular working hours on this assignment will be 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Center provides a one-stop shop of full legal and administrative support to a dynamic group of litigation attorneys and other timekeepers. You will work under the mentorship of the lead Legal Secretary and have daily interaction with other lawyers and staff members within the firm, too. We believe this is the ideal position for someone with a few years of litigation experience who wants to further develop their skillset.

As with all of our positions at the firm, the Litigation Service Center Secretary is responsible for modeling and acting in accordance with Orrick's client service standards and core values.

We strive to keep our staff engaged and challenged. Here is the list of essential tasks you may perform on any given day in this position:

• You will be asked to prepare, format, edit and proofread legal documents and general correspondence.
• You will prepare and file legal documents in a variety of courts, working hand-in-hand with the Calendar team to ensure court procedures are followed and deadlines are met.
• You will schedule court reporters for depositions; prepare litigation, deposition and trial binders; and may even travel to trial sites when needed.
• You will liaise with our Travel Department to make national and international travel arrangements for our attorneys.
• You will complete and submit travel expense reports, check requests and other financial forms.
• You will enter attorney time in the time management program on a timely basis.
• You will utilize the services of the Document Processing Department, Copy Center and Administrative Resource Center as needed.
• You will plan attorney meetings including outlook scheduling, reserving conference rooms, arranging video and teleconferencing support.
• You will maintain and update client contact information and client lists in firm software programs.
• You will assist other secretaries, attorneys and departments with administrative tasks as needed; and cover secretarial absences when necessary.
• You will perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

• A minimum of three (3) years of active litigation legal secretarial experience in a law firm.
• Advanced computer skills including .pdf technology, CD creation, and Microsoft Suite.
• Knowledge of litigation terminology and familiarity with current court rules and procedures.
• Keen eye for detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
• Flexibility and ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Can-do and enthusiastic approach to client service, and success working in a team environment.
• Availability for overtime as needed.

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.

Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please select the Apply For This Job option at the top of the page.

No phone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.


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