San Francisco LA

Litigation Legal Secretary

CM Legal

Litigation Legal Secretary

Under general supervision, performs complex and specialized trial litigation secretarial and clerical support activities related to the specific work and function of the attorney(s) to whom assigned. Candidate must be highly skilled in the executive support capacity ensuring client relations and satisfaction are attained in all areas of position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete assignments including drafting, revisions and finalization of correspondence, pleadings (including tables of authorities), court forms, memoranda, and redline comparisons
  • Conflicts checks, opening new client matters and obtaining conflicts waivers, if necessary
  • Draft and serve discovery documents
  • Prepare and send correspondence and/or emails to clients and/or opposing parties
  • Assist attorneys with arranging and preparing for depositions
  • Assist with trial preparation and trial support
  • Calendar relevant dates
  • Process invoices, organize files, prepare expense reports
  • Arrange for travel, meetings/depositions (in office or out of office); and remote court appearances
  • State, civil, complex federal and appellate filings (manual and/or electronic, where applicable) and service of pleadings
  • Maintain and organize physical and electronic attorney files in accordance with department policies, practices and procedures
  • Attend training sessions offered by the Firm as required or requested
  • Production, including creation of flash drives and/or pdf of same for transmittal to client, along with hard copies
  • Retrieval and assembly of exhibits and hearing binders, as needed
  • Peer support

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of law firm experience at a litigation desk


  • Ability to work through complex document markups and instructions in a timely manner
  • Ability to multi-task, manage and process work flow timely and accurately
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal and State court electronic filing systems, ADR and JAMS mediation processes
  • Knowledge of various court rules on the state and federal levels
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, attorneys, co-workers and management
  • Minimum typing speed of 70 wpm
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite, including, but not limited to Word, Excel, Adobe and Outlook
  • Proficient in iTimekeep or similar time entry software
  • Advanced proficiency in NetDocs or similar programs
  • Must be team player, proactive, flexible, organized and able to work under pressure

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive compensation & benefits package. The anticipated base salary range for this full-time role is $85,000 – $100,000 per year. Actual salary will depend upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to, relevant experience, job-related skills, qualifications, and location. 

The base salary range displayed on the job posting reflects the estimated range for new hire salaries for the position. The actual offered base salary will be determined by work location and additional factors, including, but not limited to, relevant experience, job-related skills and qualifications. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external business factors.


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