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Contested Litigation Secretary

Summary:

Primarily responsible for making sure all responses and/or disputes to and from defendants are handled appropriately and in a timely manner and that a final judgment or settlement is obtained on each case.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and processes all responses and/or disputes received by defendant(s) both before and after a lawsuit has been filed
  • Negotiates payoffs and/or payment agreements with the defendant or their opposing counsel by either a consent final Judgment or stipulation agreement
  • Preparation of all pleadings necessary leading up to obtaining a final judgment, payoff, or settlement for each case
  • Schedules hearings and depositions
  • Contacts the clients to request documents
  • Sets mediations, hearings and trials
  • Provides trial and mediation notices to client on all cases as they are scheduled
  • Conducts extensive file review
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Legal Assistant Certification or Paralegal Certificate is highly desired 2 + Years Administrative Experience working within a legal environment desired

Skills & Ability:

  • Typing 45+ wpm with less than a 5% error rate
  • Intermediate Proficiency Level utilizing Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Web Browser
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a high volume environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to frequent change
  • Detail Oriented

Physical Abilities:

  • Prolonged keying and sitting; lifting up to 50lbs infrequently; occasional standing and walking

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