Litigation Legal Secretary

Brooks Pierce, a business law firm specializing in all aspects of business law, with 100 lawyers and three offices, seeks a full-time Litigation Legal Secretary in our Raleigh office.

Our employees are part of a collaborative team and play an integral, indispensable role. This individual will support attorneys in the practice areas of: Complex Business Litigation, Corporate and Communications. The position requires a strong litigation skill set that encompasses knowledge of the state and federal court systems, Civil Rules of Procedure, and Pacer ECF filings. Knowledge of all phases within litigation is a pre-requisite (discovery responses, document productions, case management, trial preparation, etc.). 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements to hrdirector@brookspierce.com.

Benefits:

We offer a strong benefits package that includes onsite training, a generous PTO allotment, two medical and dental plans, vision, STD/LTD, life insurance, paid parking, a 401K match, and a collegial working environment.

Located in downtown Raleigh, the office hours are 8:30 – 5:00 or 9:00 – 5:30. Some overtime and a flexible schedule are expected. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 yrs litigation experience, preferably in a mid-to-large sized law firm
  • Type 70 wpm
  • ECF filing experience
  • Extraordinary attention to detail including proofreading and grammar
  • Ability to take direction from attorneys and prioritize accordingly
  • Maintain a high level of initiative
  • Work well with others in a true “team” environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Knowledge of procedural rules in both federal and state, administrative, and appellate courts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, blacklining and PDF Converter

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Draft and format legal documents
  • Prepare subpoenas and summonses
  • Perform state and federal ECF filings
  • Communicate with various state and federal court personnel
  • Maintain hearing schedules, docketing and calendaring
  • Schedule mediations, depositions, other meetings
  • Update pleadings indexes and trial binders
  • Create, organize and maintain client and case files
  • Assist with trial preparation, notebooks and exhibits
  • Attorney time entry, client billing, travel and expense reimbursement
  • Assist on special projects (in other practice areas)
  • Other tasks as needed
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