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Floater Legal Secretary

Are you well organized and detail oriented? Are you experienced in Microsoft Word? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Are you looking for a secretarial position where you can learn and grow?

This full-time position is part of a secretarial team that is initially responsible for back-up coverage in all legal areas where time off is taken and where special projects may be assigned. You will also be called upon to assist with filing projects and other needs throughout the office. Assignments may be short-term for just the day, or fill in for periods anywhere up to 12 weeks at a time. This position is a terrific way to learn the culture, fundamentals and workload of the firm, with opportunities to move on to regular desk assignments as they become available.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Typing documents, firm standard letters, pleadings, correspondence, and memoranda received via hand-written copy, electronically, Dictaphone, dictation or edited typed work product to firm format standards
  • Use Word, Outlook and other Microsoft Office products at an advanced level, including:
    • Section and page breaks
    • Cross referencing
    • Page numbering
    • Headers/Footers
    • Styles and schemes
    • Document comparisons
    • Table of Contents/Table of Authorities
  • Assist with Document Management System and Email Management System
  • Using internal programs for document revision and clean-up
  • Answering telephones
  • Using Intapp Time for accurate entering of time and expense records
  • Preparing Expense Memoranda
  • Using file system for organizing/maintaining sets of files
  • Using Internet to make travel reservations
  • Copies, scans and files various client documents
  • Proofreading all work to ensure accuracy
  • Understands and interprets edit codes/shorthand/proofreading marks to incorporate document revisions
  • Acts as backup to other legal secretaries to support additional attorneys or paralegals when necessary to assist with overflow work
  • Handles confidential documents and information with discretion
  • Assist with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) transcripts and bar association memberships
  • Handle or assist with client matters (when appropriate):
    • Telephone and e-mail
    • Prepare for meetings

Job Specifications: 

Education and Experience

  • High School (or equivalent) required; college given preference
  • Three or more years' experience in secretarial field; preference given to legal experience
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures
  • Litigation knowledge of electronic filings preferred
  • Knowledge of PC and Windows applications
  • Excellent grammar and spelling skills

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Kutak Rock LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, caregiver status, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, AIDS/HIV status, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other legally protected category. The firm will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants requiring accommodation in the job application process should contact the Human Resources Department at 402-346-6000 or by emailing HRDepartment@KutakRock.com.

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