Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP, one of San Diego’s oldest and most prestigious downtown law firms, has an opening for an experienced Legal Secretary in our Family Law practice group.  Please send resumes to brunhartt@higgslaw.com.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Significant client contact – in person, by telephone and by e-mail
  • Intake of new clients, preparing engagement letters and handling retainers
  • Scheduling consultations, appointments, depositions, etc.
  • Maintaining and updating attorney calendars
  • Routine telephone calls with clients, opposing counsel, court clerks, court reporters, etc.
  • Opening and scanning mail
  • Preparing pleadings for court filing and service, including Bates stamping of exhibits
  • Preparing exhibit binders and hearing/trial binders for attorneys
  • Sufficient knowledge of family law pleadings required for dissolution, paternity and restraining orders
  • Knowledge of family law rules of court and local rules and procedures for filing and lodging documents as well as filing deadlines
  • Draft client correspondence and various pleadings
  • Perform administrative support functions, such as scanning documents, e-mailing documents to clients, maintaining client files, meeting with clients, etc.

 

Qualifications:

  • Sufficient knowledge of family law pleadings required for dissolution, paternity and restraining orders
  • Knowledge of family law rules of court and local rules and procedures for filing and lodging documents as well as filing deadlines
  • High integrity, hard worker with a “no task is too small” and “How Can I Help?” attitude
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workloads with changing priorities
  • Excellent editing, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Detailed and deadline-oriented
  • Bachelor’s Degree or a Paralegal Certificate preferred
  • Minimum of two years of family law experience
  • Working knowledge of Forms Work Flow
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word