Litigation Legal Secretary

Published May 15th, 2024

  • Position: Litigation Legal Secretary
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Salary Range: $100,000 – $115,000 (dependent on skillset and experience)
  • Primary Responsibilities:
    • Provide administrative support to attorneys in the Litigation Practice Group
    • Manage multiple cases, including e-filing in various jurisdictions
    • Handle administrative tasks such as calendar management, correspondence, travel arrangements, etc.
    • Assist with case management, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, and trials
    • Prepare and proofread legal documents and correspondence
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
    • Knowledge of court rules and civil procedures in State and Federal jurisdictions
    • Advanced-level computer skills required (MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, DocuSign)
    • Strong client service, problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
    • 5+ years of litigation experience with knowledge of court rules and electronic filing
    • Typing speed of approx. 50-80 words per minute with high accuracy
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree or Legal Secretary Certificate
    • Knowledge of online court filing systems
    • Experience working with multiple lawyers simultaneously
    • Experience using dictation and transcription software
  • California Fair Chance Act: Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered.


  • Salary: The salary range offered for this role in San Francisco, considering the responsibilities and qualifications required, appears to be competitive and in line with market standards for experienced legal secretaries in the area.

  • Qualifications: The qualifications listed are comprehensive and aligned with the demands of the role. Prior experience in litigation, knowledge of court procedures, and advanced computer skills are crucial for success in this position.

  • Preferred Qualifications: The preferred qualifications, such as having a Bachelor’s degree or Legal Secretary Certificate, familiarity with online court filing systems, and experience with dictation software, could further enhance the candidate’s suitability for the role.


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