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Litigation/Appellate Secretary

Houston, TX | Direct Hire

Post Date: 10/23/2017 Job ID: 15054 Function: Legal Pay Rate: $54K to $57K

Litigation/Appellate Secretary 

A widely respected litigation and appellate law firm in the Galleria area is seeking a Litigation/Appellate Secretary.  The firm's focuses oil and gas, product defects, catastrophic personal injury, insurance coverage, intellectual property, commercial disputes, trade secrets as well as some other areas.

Compensation: $54,000 to $57,000 per year


  • Briefing assistance and a broad range of traditional litigation secretarial responsibilities 
  • Creates, transcribes, revises, and maintains a variety of legal documents
  • E-files documents with various courts  
  • Marks and generates tables for lengthy briefs 
  • Creates e-briefs by adding hyper-links to documents for internal cross-references and citations to evidence and authorities  
  • Maintains client files, including organizing electronic filings, served documents, correspondence, and other documents on the firm’s shared server for active files
  • Assists with various stages of case management (for example, trial exhibit preparation)  
  • Performs administrative duties including, time entry for assigned lawyers, travel arrangements, deposition scheduling, date calendaring, answering telephones, sorting and distributing incoming mail, and file management 
  • Personal correspondence and travel assistance as requested by firm lawyers  
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned 


  • The ideal candidate will be self-assured and have a professional appearance
  • He/she will possess strong knowledge of state, federal and appellate court rules and filing procedures; excellent communication and intrapersonal skills; the ability to act with discretion; excellent time management, word processing, proofreading, and strong multi-tasking skills.  
  • He/she should be capable of working effectively under pressure due to deadlines.    
  • Solid appellate briefing experience  
  • Requires flexibility with respect to occasional overtime and/or weekend accessibility needs (which will vary with respect to attorney workload, trial schedules, and/or travel needs) 
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience as a litigation secretary with appellate briefing experience 
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel required 
  • Strong organizational and proofreading skills required
  • TABS experience preferred
  • Westlaw experience preferred
  • Intermediate skills in PowerPoint preferred 
  • Must possess an adaptable and pleasant demeanor and readily adjust to changes in firm policies and procedures

**Due to the amount of applications received we regret to inform you that we are unable to personally respond to every applicant.  Should you be chosen to move forward, you will typically be contacted within 3 weeks.**

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