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Robert Half Legal Secretary in Iowa City, Iowa


Job Title: Legal Administrative Assistant (Ongoing Contract Position)

Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Position Type: Contract - long term

This is a reputable law firm located in Iowa City, Iowa, primarily focusing on real estate, wills, estates, trusts, and business law matters. We are currently seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Legal Administrative Assistant to join our team on an ongoing contract basis. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional who is committed to providing exceptional administrative support in a legal setting.

Job Overview:

As a Legal Administrative Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting our legal team with various administrative tasks. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation and maintaining a high level of confidentiality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Document Management: Organize and maintain legal documents, including contracts, pleadings, correspondence, and client records. Ensure documents are accurately filed and easily accessible.

  • Calendar Management: Schedule appointments, court dates, and meetings for attorneys. Monitor and remind legal staff of important deadlines and events.

  • Communication: Act as the primary point of contact for clients, opposing counsel, and other parties. Manage phone calls, emails, and correspondence with professionalism and discretion.

  • Client Support: Provide exceptional customer service to clients, answer inquiries, and assist with client intake forms and documentation.

  • Research: Conduct legal research using online databases and libraries to support attorneys in case preparation.

  • Billing: Assist in preparing invoices, tracking billable hours, and processing client payments.

  • Court Filings: Prepare and file legal documents with courts, ensuring compliance with all rules and regulations.

  • Administrative Support: Perform general administrative tasks, such as photocopying, scanning, faxing, and data entry.

  • Confidentiality: Maintain strict confidentiality of all client and case-related information.



  • Previous experience as a legal administrative assistant or in a similar role is preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and legal software applications.

  • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.

  • Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures is a plus.

  • Professional demeanor and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.

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