At Wallace Saunders we strive to give our summer associates a varied experience in litigation, workers compensation, and business law depending on the law student’s interests and our future needs. In addition to legal research and writing we allow our summer associates to gain meaningful exposure to the legal profession. A typical summer at Wallace Saunders includes attendance at mediations, depositions, hearings, and if schedules permit, attendance at trial. In addition to the work, social events are planned to allow both members of the firm and the summer associates to get to know each other and allow the summer associates to understand the culture of Wallace Saunders.
Wallace Saunders seeks summer associates with strong academic credentials and superior written and oral communication skills, as well as a good sense of humor. A candidate's prior work experiences and extracurricular interests are also considered. We seek candidates with the ability, character, judgment, personality, energy and commitment to develop into wise counselors, effective advocates and valued colleagues.
Thank you for your interest in Wallace Saunders summer associate program. Our on-campus interview schedule for the upcoming year occurs during late August and September. It consists of both initial on-campus interviews and a series of call back interviews at our office.
Whether you are a new attorney, an associate with varied experience, or a partner, Wallace Saunders offers you the ability to enter our training and professional development program that is equal to your needs. Our support staff allows you to free up your time to handle what matters, the legal needs of your clients. Highly driven and entrepreneurial attorneys will find themselves in front of clients quicker and handling the day-to-day activities for clients directly. If you are an established attorney and seek to be part of a firm that offers you the infrastructure to succeed, let us know.
Beyond your academic background and career credentials we look for attorneys that understand the need for a balance between working and contributing to your family and the community through civic and professional organizations. We want to ensure each of our attorneys finds the balance that works for them.
Thank you for your interest in a career with Wallace Saunders, our current openings are noted below. If you are interested in a position listed, or would like to be considered for a future opening, please provide your resume and supporting materials via email.
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Part Time Legal Secretary - Overland Park Location
This is an excellent opportunity to work for a well established firm with an amazing staff.
Your legal talent in the areas of workers compensation, litigation & business are needed! This person is responsible for transcribing and typing correspondence, memoranda and project work, proofreading work and ensuring quality of legal documents. Performs a variety of secretarial duties including telephone and mail distribution, coordination of travel arrangements and maintenance of attorney and firm files. See below for full description.
Compensation based on experience.
Hours: M-F 9:00am – 2:00pm
For consideration, email your resume to HR: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expiration Date: August 15, 2017
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Transcribe tapes and/or handwritten materials consisting of correspondence, memoranda and project work in the daily production of work product in a discreet and confidential manner. Edit and finalize documents, copy and distribute as deemed appropriate.
2. Proofread documents, correspondence and memoranda to ensure accuracy of copy grammar, punctuation and syntax.
3. Coordinate legal work through word processing, editing, communications and messenger services for the prompt production and delivery of documents.
4. Receive, screen and transmit telephone and conference calls and direct messages to attorneys, clients and staff in a professional and courteous manner.
5. Handle incoming and outgoing mail as necessary.
6. Set up and maintain attorney and firm files.
7. Enter billable time entries into Carpe Diem system for attorneys as required.
8. Coordinate conferences, meetings, depositions and appointments for attorneys and clients including conference room scheduling, meals and preparation of materials.
9. Maintain and communicate calendar of meetings and business trips.
10. Responsible for timely processing of case expenses – i.e., check requests, etc.
11. Must maintain a positive, professional and courteous attitude and working relationship with the firm, its clients, supervisor and co-workers.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Must be familiar with court rules, procedures and deadlines applicable to work product.
2. Must be familiar with legal terminology and litigation documents.
3. Possess the ability to accurately type a minimum of 65 wpm.
4. Possess a thorough command of the English language including grammar, punctuation, form and style.
5. Possess above average spelling skills.
6. Possess strong organizational skills necessary for prioritizing workloads.
7. Possess strong knowledge of firm records management.
8. Must possess ability to work under pressure.
9. Possess the ability to operate a variety of office equipment – e.g., computer, 10-key, transcription machine, copy machine, facsimile machine, etc.
10. Possess some knowledge of workers compensation, litigation & business.
11. Possess strong knowledge of word processing computer software and system utilities.
12. Physical activity involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force frequently; exerting over 10 pounds of force occasionally. Physical activity may also include, but is not limited to, reaching, stretching, lifting, climbing, pushing/pulling, grasping, balancing, stooping, kneeling and walking or standing for prolonged periods.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
1. Coordinate travel arrangements as needed.
2. Provide support to other employees as needed.
3. Draft documents when necessary.
4. Administrative duties may be required, as directed.
5. Docket duties may be required, as directed.
6. May assist in the training of other secretaries or staff members.
7. Miscellaneous duties, as defined.