The Austin office of a national law firm is seeking a Legal Secretary with strong appellate experience to join their team. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of state, federal and appellate court rules and filing procedures, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have strong attention to detail and be able to work effectively under pressure.


  • Appellate: 5 years (Required)
  • Legal Secretary: 5 years (Required)

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Filing/e-filing in state, federal and appellate courts
  • Organizing and maintaining calendars
  • Making travel arrangements as requested
  • Creating appellate briefs, table of contents, table of authorities, checking compliance, preparing appendix and creating bookmarks
  • Creating and editing documents in Adobe Pro and MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Using a document management system to store, retrieve and edit documents
  • Assisting paralegal(s) and attorney(s) in preparation for depositions, mediations, hearings, and trial
  • Retrieving and storing attorney reading files as requested by assigned attorneys
  • Preparing outgoing mail/overnight delivery packages
  • Submitting monthly attorney time, expense reports and invoices to accounting
  • Opening and closing files and storing documents, case information, and emails relating to assigned attorney matters based on current Firm Protocols

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of five years of experience as a litigation legal secretary with appellate experience (cite-checking experience would be a bonus)
  • Advanced knowledge of the litigation process; rules of procedure; excellent secretarial, grammar, proofreading, and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and efficiently
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, iManage and Chrome River

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to:
Linda Petty Job #10762