Legal Secretary

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Title :

Legal Secretary

Location :

Denver

Hours :

Monday - Friday, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Based in Denver, you will be a Legal Secretary. This position supports litigation partners and associates and requires effective communication with high profile clients and firm personnel. You will be able to efficiently work independently and also as a member of a team. The position requires coordination with various firm departments and offices while utilizing available resources in an appropriate, effective and professional manner.

The role reports to the Denver Director of Administration.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling appointments, travel, and maintaining calendars and court deadlines for individuals and teams of attorneys.
  • Drafting letters, spreadsheets, presentations and shells/templates, including complex formatting and preparation of documents for filing with appellate courts, district courts and various state courts through e-filing portals. This includes, but is not limited to, tables of authorities, exhibits, declarations and [proposed] orders.
  • Maintaining various reports and files and assisting attorneys with trial preparation.
  • Handling all administrative tasks such as but not limited to expense reports, time entry, client bill review and processes, phone coverage, calendar management, conflicts checks, and general file maintenance.
  • Researching and obtaining information to facilitate the completion of various forms and processes.
  • Projecting a high level of service orientation and professionalism in client facing situations, which include meetings, telephone interactions, and written communications.

Qualifications

  • Qualified candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of legal office procedures, demonstrate initiative and have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to use good judgment in handling tasks in a timely and professional manner with limited supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, solid computer proficiencies and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and problem solving while remaining calm in deadline-driven situations is required.
  • Candidate will also exhibit a work ethic of punctuality and reliability.  Excellent grammar, punctuation, proofreading and spelling skills is integral.

Experience

  • Candidate must have a minimum of five years of experience supporting litigation attorneys at a law firm.
  • E-Filing experience within appellate, district and state court is required.
  • Required computer experience includes a high proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience in Adobe, Workshare Compare and Best Authority preferred.
  • The successful candidate will be given extensive training on the Firm’s software applications.

Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.

 

Compensation & Benefits:
The annual compensation range for this position is $65-85k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.
Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS AND, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, MATRICULATION OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, MARITAL STATUS OR PARTNERSHIP STATUS, FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, GENETIC INFORMATION, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MILITARY STATUS, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING AND SEX OFFENSES, ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD, OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW.