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Bet Tzedek

Litigation Secretary - Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
19 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

CLASSIFICATION: Litigation Secretary, (Union)

SALARY: $43,000+ DOQ

DEPARTMENT: Legal

FLSA STATUS: Overtime Eligible

REPORTS TO: Directing Attorney

APPLICATION DEADLINE: until filled

For 45 years, Bet Tzedek Legal Services has provided high-quality, free legal services to Los Angeles’ most vulnerable residents. Core among those services is its Preventing and Ending Homelessness project (PEHP), which provides direct services to clients experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Bet Tzedek seeks a litigation secretary to provide legal administrative support, including maintaining client records, scheduling client appointments, preparing pleadings and discovery, and processing and filing legal notices. This key team member will also help compile project statistics and other administrative duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Prepare and type legal and administrative correspondence and documents.
  • Clearly and professionally communicate with clients, and, if necessary, opposing counsel, courts, agencies, and the general public.
  • Complete and generate court forms for filing.
  • Coordinate service of appropriate documents.
  • Maintain well organized legal files and accurate case statistics.
  • Assist with the administrative aspects of opening and closing files.
  • Timely entry of case and client information into legal database.
  • Provide other general administrative support as requested.
  • Assist walk-in clients or delivery/service personnel as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Secretarial certification, AA/AS or BA/BS highly preferred.
  • Experience in state court systems, including state court e-filing systems.
  • At least 5 years of law firm experience supporting multiple attorneys, preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of legal terminology, court rules, and procedures preferred.
  • Bilingual and biliterate in both English and Spanish required.
  • Proficiency with the Internet and Web based applications.
  • MS Office and legal database (Lexis/Nexis) proficiency required.
To apply

Email letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] Please, no phone calls.