Legal Secretary - Houston, TX
Posted on Mar 19, 2021 by Lone Star Legal Aid
Lone Star legal Aid (LSLA) seeks one full time Legal Secretary ( job# 158-2020) for its Houston Branch Office. LSLA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit law firm and its mission is to protect and advance the civil rights of low-income Texans by providing advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensure equal access to justice
Summary of Responsibilities
This worker carries out general office and secretarial duties in the assigned unit. Answers the department/unit telephone, type correspondence and reports, maintains department, unit, or office files.
Answers the telephone, takes accurate messages and/or routes callers to voice mail; prepares and types legal documents, reports and attorney and office correspondence; schedules appointments, sets up hearings and gives information to callers; develops and maintains accurate, systematic filing system of all documents dealing with the department/unit, including setting up case files; photocopies documents; posts and distributes mail and fax transmissions; greets unit or office visitors, clients, and applicants; and monitors unit or office reception area.
Other Duties (As required by Unit or Branch Office)
Conducts preliminary client eligibility screening; maintains department, unit, or office petty cash, in absence of AMA (Assistant to the Managing Attorney); maintains cost of court receipt book; orders department, office, or unit supplies in absence of AMA; transcribes documents from dictation or audio tape; if bilingual, interprets when required by Managing Attorney; serves as a Notary Public; maintains office library; and responsible for performing secretarial duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent.
This position requires typing skills of at least 55 words per minute. Strong client service orientation. Ability to work under pressure. Bilingual preferred.
Location: Housing/Consumer Unit-Houston Branch Office. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation to meet and collect documents from clients.
Reports to: Managing Attorney
Lone Star Legal Aid is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status
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