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Robert Half Litigation Legal Secretary in San Jose, California


Robert Half is recruiting an experienced Litigation Legal Secretary for the San Jose office (mostly remote!/telecommute hybrid 3x/wk!) of its regional law firm client. This position supports four attorneys.

The qualifications for the position are the following:

• 3+ years of experience as a legal secretary supporting busy litigators;

• Experience assisting in labor & employment litigation and public entity clientele is a plus, but not required;

• Preparation of varied pleadings including discovery, law and motion matters, writs, appellate pleadings and briefs;

• Significant filing in state and federal courts at both the trial (Superior Courts for state cases and District Courts for federal cases) and the appellate level; and

• Command of federal and state rules of court and local court rules and procedures.

The base salary is $85,000 – 105,000+/yr., DOE, and the benefits offered are generous. 37.5 hour work week. For confidential consideration, please email resume to Jon Lucchese, VP - Permanent Placement Services Practice, at jon.lucchese‹at›roberthalf‹dot›com . Thank you!


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Understanding of and experience with legal correspondence and court filing procedures is a plus

  • Expertise in database management

  • 5+ years of litigation legal secretary experience

  • Solid knowledge / understanding of local jurisdictional and federal court rules and procedures

  • Should be knowledgeable of word processing and spreadsheets

  • Adeptness in efiling with state courts

  • Practical knowledge of assisting attorneys

  • Federal court filing experience

  • Solid understanding of employment litigation

  • Court rules knowledge preferred

  • E-file experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of appellate courts

  • Preparing pleadings experience

  • Skilled at time management

If you're looking for an excellent opportunity, you could take the next step in your legal career as part of a dynamic, growing firm. This position will be a great fit for someone who is eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment.

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