Executive Legal Secretary
(Female, Age 51) from Houston, NY
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|Executive Legal Secretary
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Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I assist attorneys with everything involved in assisting our clients’ needs.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Draft and file (with the court) all legal Motions and correspondence; maintain client files; calendar all upcoming trial dates, depositions, and deadlines; administrative duties including attorneys’ time entry, travel reservations, expense reporting.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
6 weeks vacation; full medical and dental insurance; 401K with 6% match; small pension; free parking and/or bus pass.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Well compensated for my very hard work.
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
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A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am
|6am to 7am
|7am to 8am
|Check for e-mails from either boss (Partner and Associate). Continue revisions to Motion for Trial Reset from last night. Confer with Partner regarding travel plans for tomorrow. Confer with Associate regarding questions on Motion to Withdraw Deposit.
|8am to 9am
|Call court regarding submission docket for Motion. Finalize Motion to Withdraw Deposit and bring to messenger to file with Court; confer with Associate regarding timing of filing of Motion to Exclude – assist Associate in deciphering Partner’s handwritten changes.
|9am to 10am
|Begin drafting Responses to Requests for Disclosures; Remind Partner about filing Motion to Enter Agreed Judgment; discuss travel arrangements with Partner.
|10am to 11am
|Discuss Motion to Exclude with Associate – when will it be filed? Who will finalize Table of Authorities? Discuss motions opposing counsel will file next week and our timetable for responding.
|11am to 12pm
|Go to administrative floor for supplies; drop off color copy job to Reprographics; mail out copies of Motion to Withdraw Deposit.
|12pm to 1pm
|Partner and Associate are at lunch – play catch up – go through mail; make copies of some mail items for other attorneys; calendar items; file.
|1pm to 2pm
|Get instructions regarding upcoming telephone calls while Associate is in meeting. Enter time for Associate and Partner.
|2pm to 3pm
|Instigate a “conflicts” check for potential new client; begin drafting Contingency Fee Engagement Letter (for new client); go through “temporary time” lists tranferring time to current clients; deal with financial services on same.
|3pm to 4pm
|Discussions with Partner on procedure to begin clearing out old cases; scan and e-mail color schematics, leases, etc. for forwarding to appraiser.
|4pm to 5pm
|Copy and bates label over 100 documents in preparation for production to opposing counsel.
|5pm to 6pm
|Running out of steam . . . if there are no crises and everything has been filed and mailed that needed to be filed and mailed, I’m going home!
|6pm to 7pm
|7pm to 8pm
|8pm to 9pm
|9pm to 10pm
|10pm to 11pm
|11pm to 12am
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