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Legal Secretary

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Washington, DC
Job Code:
199279 9/1
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Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary

Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity in the Washington DC office for a Legal Secretary with a minimum of five years of law firm experience.

The Legal Secretary will provide advanced-level specialized legal secretarial support to the Washington DC Office Leader and attorneys in various practice groups. The Legal Secretary will be responsible for coordinating and prioritizing the administrative and document processing workloads of the principal (s) assigned to the position; provide accurate and timely work product in accordance with the needs of their assigned attorney (s); answer incoming telephone calls in a timely and professional manner and communicates an accurate message on behalf of the caller.

• Creates and edits documents from written copy, transcribed tape(s) and/or pre-typed date using MS Word, PC Docs and/or other current software
• Send and retrieve e-mail messages and/or e-mail attachments using MS Outlook
• Performs advanced functions of word processing including but not limited to redlining, blacklining, merge, columns, footnoting, creating tables of contents, tables, etc.
• Uses spell check for every document produced and proofreads documents created and revised • Accurately enters attorney time on a timely basis
• Interacts with all in-house personnel and external personnel in a professional, helpful and courteous manner
• Maintains an updated desk profile including key information for each assigned principal to be used by a floating secretary or temporary in the secretary’s absence
• Follows firm established policies and procedures
• Attends all mandatory secretarial meetings/training workshops; routinely attends general secretary meetings
• Other miscellaneous related duties as assigned

• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of 5 years recent secretarial experience in a law firm environment
• Substantive knowledge of legal terminology
• Strong document production skills
• Experience with partner billing
• Experience with executive-level administrative tasks including travel arrangements, managing calendars, and making complex meeting arrangements
• Advanced computer skills including MS Office Suite; experience with document management systems (e.g., iManage) a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• The ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks in fast-paced/high pressure working environment and the availability to work overtime as needed
• Proactive and enthusiastic approach to client service, and ability to work successfully team work

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, commercially-oriented 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, a supportive and 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.

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To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please select the Apply For This Job option at the top of the page. Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter. Submissions without salary expectations may not be considered.

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.

We focus on serving the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do.

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