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Legal Secretary - Johannesburg, South Africa

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Job Details

Job ID: #8527
Job Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Company Type Construction/ Civis /Architectural
Job Role Legal Secretary
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary R 25 000

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Middle Management
Years of Experience 5
Residence Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Gender Not Specified
Nationality South African work permits or residency.
Degree Certificate

Job Description

Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Job Status: Closed

Our Client based in Johannesburg is looking for a Legal Secretary to join their team.

Welcomes guests and clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation.
Conserves attorneys time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications; organizing client conferences, and attorney meetings; scheduling couriers, court reporters, expert witnesses, and other special functions; coordinating preparation of charts, graphs, and other courtroom visuals; preparing expense reports.
Maintains attorney calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, dispositions, and travel; recording and monitoring court appearance dates, pleadings, and filing requirements; monitoring evidence-gathering; anticipating changes in litigation or transaction preparation requirements.
Represents attorney by communicating and obtaining information; following-up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney.
Generates revenues by documenting and inputting attorney billable time and reimbursable expenses; preparing invoices; tracking payments.
Maintains client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential.
Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence.
Maintains office supplies by checking stocks; placing and expediting orders; evaluating new products.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Enhances attorney effectiveness by providing information-management support; representing the attorney to clients and others.

Key Skills
Technology skills
Word processing
Document Management
Time & Billing
Calendar & Docketing
Desktop Publishing
Communication Skills
Writing skills
Interpersonal Skills
Organization skills
Transcription Skills
Attention to detail
Familiarity with Legal Documents and Terminology
Multi-Tasking Skills
Research skills

  • Job Role: Legal Secretary
  • Industry: Administration / Secretarial
  • Salary: R 25 000

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Paralegal certificate

Additional Requirements

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