EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

If you are a member of BHCCLSA and seeking a legal staff position,

contact Mimi Wong Titus, CCLS at Employment@BHCCLSA.org

When applying to a posted position, please mention that you were referred by

Beverly Hills Century City Legal Secretaries Association.

If you are a law firm or business seeking legal staff (i.e., Legal Secretary, Paralegal, etc.), contact Mimi Wong Titus, CCLS

 at the above e-mail address.  Please provide a description of the position, as well as salary range, if possible.  

Mimi Wong Titus, CCLS, BHCCLSA Employment Chair

Additional listings throughout California are available by visiting LSI's website at: https://www.lsi.org/career-opportunities/

 

Posted January 17, 2020

Litigation Legal Secretary - Location: Downtown Los Angeles

Job Title:                 Litigation Legal Secretary
Job Classification:  Full-time non-exempt position
Benefits Offered:    Medical, Dental, Life, Vision Insurances and 401K

 

(Please correspond directly with La Kwanza Dixon Ldixon@imwlaw.com and indicate you were referred by Annette Walker and BHCCLSA.)

Why Work Here?

“IMW is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you!  We are committed to our communities, equal-pay, & gender equality.”  Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt is a world class law firm serving the Los Angeles area since 1943.  We have an opportunity for a Litigation Legal Secretary in our Downtown Los Angeles office.

 

Job Description:

The firm is seeking a highly skilled litigation legal secretary with 5+ years of experience.  The ideal candidate will bring sophisticated plaintiff and defense general litigation experience.  Must demonstrate initiative and follow-through while managing multiple, competing deadlines.  Candidate must be very organized, proactive, and have excellent written and communication
skills.  Experience using Microsoft Office Suite 2010 & above is a requirement.


We value attention to detail, a great attitude, and the ability to strategically manage workload to support our growing General Litigation Practice Group.  Applicant must have strong understanding of the litigation process in Federal courts.  

 

Job Requirements:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (“Essential functions” are primarily job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.)

 

  1. Responsible for coordinating and confirming the scheduling of meetings, depositions, and hearings for firm attorneys with clients and other parties.

  2. Strong knowledge of court rules and filing procedures (including e-filing) in both state and federal courts.

  3. Excellent word processing skills (intermediate to advanced level in Word, Microsoft Outlook.) Accurate and efficient keyboarding skills (65+ WPM.)

  4. Mastery generating Tables of Authorities and Tables of Contents using Word or Best Authority; and ability to format documents with Word-generated styles.

  5. Knowledge of attorney timekeeping software and calendaring.

  6. Excellent writing, grammar, proofreading skills and overall attention to detail.

  7. Well organized and able to prioritize in a fast paced environment.

  8. Ability to work independently and cooperatively supporting multiple attorneys and paralegals.

  9. Processes incoming mail, faxes, and emails, calendaring and tasking appearances and deadlines as necessary using master calendar system.

  10. Drafts routine correspondence, pleadings and other legal documents.

  11. Manages and organizes case files and other records.

  12. Operates standard office equipment, such as multi-function devices, scanners, copiers and computers; transcribes dictation when needed.

 

Education, Training & Experience:

  • 5 years of litigation experience in a law firm, or legal department required, preferably working in a personal injury and civil litigation in State and Federal Courts law environment.

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with Lexis-Nexis Time Matters Case Management, PCLaw Billing and LawToolbox Calendar Software is a plus.

 

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume detailing applicable skills, abilities, and experience that address the position's requirements, and salary requirements to Recruiting Manager at admin@imwlaw.com.

 

Agency inquiries by invitation only. Position available immediately.


Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All persons will receive consideration for employment.  We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity.  We encourage everyone to respond.  We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and thank you for your interest in our firm.


About Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt, APLC:
Our firm was established in 1943 as the Law Offices of Earl C. Broady.  Founded by former Superior Court Judge Earl C. Broady, Sr., he laid the groundwork for the firm’s first decades of success.


The Law Offices of Earl C. Broady underwent its first significant change in 1965.  After joining the firm in 1953, Charles R. Scarlett became a named partner with Robert L. Roberson, Jr., transforming the firm into Scarlett & Roberson.  They served as partners for nearly two decades.


In 1979, Robert Roberson was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court, and just a year later Charles Scarlett followed, leaving Scarlett & Roberson in a time of transition.  It was at this point a new firm was born: Ivie and McNeill, Inc.  Rickey Ivie and Robert McNeill led the firm into a new era, earning major courtroom victories and securing the firm’s place as one of Southern California’s best.


Our firm officially became Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt in September 1991 when Keith Wyatt was named a Director, strengthening the firm’s public entity and corporate defense practice.  Two former attorneys, Nancy Newman and Rupert Byrdsong, were appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court.  They continue to adjudicate cases today.


Today, Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt comprises five Directors, four Of Counsel, nine Associates and 22 support staff.  Together, we carry on the legacy of ethical, competent service that our founders began 75 years ago.  This reputation precedes us before we ever enter a courtroom.  Five former Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt attorneys have become Los Angeles Superior Court judges, and our firm is
well-known by the arbitrators, mediators and alternative dispute resolution organizations throughout Southern California.

 

Company website: http://www.imwlaw.com
Company address: 444 South Flower Street, Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Posted date: January 4, 2019

Posted January 7, 2020

Legal Secretary - Los Angeles Unified School District

Job Posting Title:  Legal Secretary (Clerical)

Reference code:  JP19-299-XA3

Minimum Salary:  $ 23.95 Hourly

Maximum Salary:  $ 29.84 Hourly

Application Open Date:  12/11/2019

Application Close:  01/08/2020

 

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Los Angeles Unified School District seeks to be nothing less than the best public law office in Los Angeles County.  The OGC is an ethical, high performance legal department with high professional standards and integrity that provides first class legal service to the teachers, supervisors and administrators who support the District's 600,000 plus students that we educate.

 

The OGC uses their skills to advise and counsel schools and administrative offices, and recognize that their ultimate clients are the students of the District and their families, and work to support the Visit us at www.lausdjobs.org District's vision that all of our students will graduate, be college prepared and career ready.

 

About the Role

A Legal Secretary performs specialized and extremely confidential secretarial and related duties for staff attorneys and other staff members. 

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities

A Legal Secretary: 

• Assists in the preparation of correspondence, legal opinions, and other legal documents. 

• Assists in composing and typing memoranda for signature by an attorney. 

• Files, indexes, cross-indexes, and locates correspondence, legal opinions, court decisions, and other legal documents as requested. 

• Receives and screens telephone calls for staff attorneys, paralegals, and other staff members. 

• Arranges appointments and conferences for attorneys, paralegals, and other staff members. 

• Assists in maintaining dockets and calendars showing the status of pending litigation, requests for legal opinions, and other matters, and through e-mail, reminding the staff attorneys, paralegals, and other staff members of deadlines for preparing litigation documents, opinions, and other such documents. 

• Prepares requests for warrants for filing fees. 

• Photocopies and makes arrangements for filing litigation documents in appropriate courts and for obtaining court transcripts. 

 

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the Legal Secretary position has several years of experience in providing administrative support for litigators.  This candidate has worked on dozens of demurrers and motions for summary judgment and is skilled in managing and maintaining litigation files.  S/he is experienced in preparing motions and exhibits, preparing table of contents and authorities, and filing/e-filing with the court.  This candidate knows how to prepare, process, and serve discovery requests and discovery responses and is familiar with the task of contract drafting.  S/he is very capable in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly with Word, Excel, Outlook, as well as other productivity tools, such as Adobe Acrobat.  

 

Ideally, this candidate is a team player and has a strong work ethic.  S/he willingly steps up to assist others to ensure that big projects are completed on time.  S/he is very organized; detail oriented; and has good follow through in completing tasks.  Lastly, as a representing member of the district's Office of the General Counsel, this candidate presents and interacts professionally with colleagues, clients, court staff, and opposing counsel. 

 

Benefits

Insurance: Paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans.  Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS).  Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start.  Three weeks after five years of year-round paid service.  Paid Holidays: 12 days. 

 

Minimum Requirements

Education: Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency.  Completion of an associate’s degree in Legal Secretarial Science, certification in Legal Secretarial Science, or certification as a paralegal from a program approved by the American Bar Association. 

Experience: Two years of experience that includes assisting attorneys in preparing and compiling legal and litigation forms, pleadings, discovery, and other documents, using legal template software, and screening and routing calls. 

 

Special Note: Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. 

For full description, go to: 

https://btserec.lausd.net/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9MDA1MDU2OTAwMTJGMUVEQThDQUM3Q0MxNzA2OEVBMjYmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA%3d%3d&sap-theme=sap_tradeshow_plus&sap-client=910&sap-language=EN#

Posted December 23, 2019

Administrative Assistant/Paralegal - Location: Downtown Los Angeles

Our boutique business, employment and real estate litigation law firm is seeking a full-time legal assistant/paralegal with at least three years of experience handling litigation matters to join our team.  A paralegal certificate is preferred but not required.

 

The ideal candidate would have the following skills and experience:

  • At least three years of experience as a legal assistant/paralegal handling litigation matters. Prior experience must include preparing, formatting, and serving pleadings, motions, notices, discovery, and meet and confer correspondence and filing documents in state court.  Qualified candidates will also be able to schedule hearings, depositions and other proceedings; scan documents into the firm's filing software; manage the firm calendar; and handle similar administrative work.

  • Well-versed in Word, Excel, Adobe PDF, and Outlook

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong organizational abilities

  • Strong writing abilities

  • Strong communication skills

  • Great attitude and professional demeanor

 

This is a full-time hourly position with competitive benefits, including medical insurance and paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.  Overtime is not expected, but may occasionally be required to handle business demands.

 

We have a collegial team atmosphere and pay is commensurate with experience.

 

Please apply here:  

https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=administrative+assistantparalegal&jk=5d91cb3ff16f7806&fbclid=IwAR2BS3o4RjVibPjogDLie1m35DtUonzSK_nLBQF1fLVtfSfBck261Ekg_Mc