Los Angeles City Attorney's Office,

Legal Secretary

1 month ago
Employment type
Full Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

The Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney is among the top five municipal law offices in the nation. Learn more about our work.

With more than 500 attorneys practicing criminal and civil law throughout LA, the work we do is as diverse and exciting as the people and city we serve. This office is an equal employment opportunity for all qualified candidates. We welcome all applicants.

All positions are open to qualified persons pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. This office will make reasonable accommodations.

About this job

This position serves as secretary to attorneys or administrators performing a full

range of secretarial duties, including taking and transcribing dictation, taking minutes

of meetings, typing and proofreading; maintaining databases, filing systems and

appointment calendars; answering inquiries from the public or employees of other

agencies over the telephone or in person; and ordering office supplies. Must

demonstrate the ability to maintain the status of cases being handled; have

knowledge of legal and administrative procedures, and sources of information. In

addition, this position will assist with the general office workload and will learn all of

the functions of the office and complete other duties as assigned. In addition to

these general duties, additional assignment specific responsibilities may apply.

Roles & responsibilities

PROBATION: Appointment to this exempt position (non Civil-Service) will be subject to a one (1)

Year probationary period as required by Section 1050 of the City Charter.

Successful completion of the one (1) year probationary period will result in tenure

with the office.


REQUIREMENT: For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City

Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as

conditions of employment may be found

at: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.


All applicants are required to meet the following qualifications:

- Applicants are required to submit a typing certificate with a 60 wpm net with five (5) errors

maximum; *

- Applicants are required to pass a spelling test with five (5) errors maximum


- Applicants are required to pass a letter writing exercise;**

- At least one year performing clerical or secretarial duties is required;

- Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word and have knowledge of legal

procedures and terminology;

- This position requires a fast and accurate typist who pays close attention to

detail, is able to work under pressure with minimal supervision, and can perform

in a team environment;

- Reliable attendance and punctuality are mandatory.

- Applicants must be able to lift boxes (up to 25 lbs);

The hours for this position are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

To apply

Interested applicants should submit the following documents in one (1) PDF file:

1. Resume, 2. Typing certificate, and 3. Cover letter specifying LEGAL SECRETARY I –

Various Sections to atty.recruit@lacity.org.

*The City Attorney’s Office will not be administering typing tests to candidates.

Please see the attached “Typing Certification Requirements.”

**Applicants who meet the Typing Certification Requirement will be contacted and

scheduled to complete the letter composition exercise and spelling portions of the

Legal Secretary test.

Selected applicants will be contacted to interview.

Testing will remain ongoing as positions become available.