Litigation / Dispute Resolution Secretary – Sandton

Role Description

Litigation / Dispute Resolution Secretary – Sandton

An exciting position has become available within the Litigation / Dispute Resolution department of a large international law firm, for a Litigation Secretary (reporting to 2 directors) based in their Sandton offices.

Key areas of responsibility include

  • Dictaphone and typing of a wide range of documents
  • Typing, formatting and collating of notices and pleadings
  • Incorporating amendments to documents and verifying that amendments have been effected correctly
  • Preparing resource, counsel and client files
  • Strong administration and organisational skills in order to manage professionals practices (diary management, answering telephone calls and tracking messages in the absence of the professionals)
  • General office and personal administration
  • Preparing pre-bills and billing memos (sending same to clients)
  • Managing debtors with the accounts department
  • Assist with travel arrangements (local and international)
  • FICA administration: following up to ensure the FICA requirements are complete
  • Liaise with clients, counsel, experts and other service providers when instructed to do so by Lawyers
  • Opening and closing files and dead filing
  • Transcriptions

Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years experience as a legal secretary
  • Excellent knowledge of Motion Court Practice, Court Procedures and High Court
  • Knowledge and experience in Arbitration, Construction & Engineering
  • Secretarial diploma/legal secretarial diploma/paralegal qualification (advantageous)
  • Matric essential
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word programmes (more specifically MS Word 2010 and Excel and Powerpoint) Knowledge on Aderant Expert (CMS) accounting system
  • Knowledge on FileSite
  • Strong typing and formatting skills

Competencies:

  • Essential to be able to multi-task and prioritise all work as this position will be reporting to many Lawyers including directors, senior associates and associates.
  • Must be well-organised and conscientious
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Display attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Maintain high standards of confidentiality
  • Honesty, reliability and punctuality
  • Take initiative and be diligent
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Be able to work after hours on occasion
  • Excellent client relationship skills Excellent time management skills

Market Related Salary Offered

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Salary: ZAR 0.00 - ZAR 0.00 ANNUAL

Duration: FULL_TIME

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