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Robert Half Legal Secretary in Washington, District Of Columbia


There is an opportunity for a Legal Secretary at a confidential client's office. Candidates should be highly-skilled and driven, and eager to start immediately. This is an incredible Legal Secretary opportunity for you to advance in your career and become part of a dynamic, growing firm. If you are passionate about the legal field and enjoy multitasking, this may be the Legal Secretary role for you. This contract / temporary Legal Secretary employment opportunity is with a company located in the Washington, District of Columbia area. For immediate consideration, apply today and contact Grace Nowlin at (202) 998-8423 for details.

Key responsibilities

  • Be able to effectively and efficiently communicate with clients over the phone

  • Schedule and confirm appointments with clients

  • Apply specialized knowledge of legal procedures

  • Provide assistance for several attorneys

  • Assist attorneys in effective and efficient resolution of files

  • Transfer legal correspondence to clients

  • Ensure office efficiency by handling assigned files and delivering legal services under attorney supervision

  • Perform administrative tasks as necessary

  • Uphold calendars and billing sheets

    Requirements - Prowess in database management

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

  • Strong understanding of spreadsheets and word processing is preferred

  • Skilled at time management

  • Excellent written, verbal and social communication skills highly desired

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

  • General familiarity with Patent - US Prov - Utility - Des - PCT

  • Foreign Patent experience

  • Comprehension of U.S. Patent

  • Earlier work involving Patent Prosecution

  • Good understanding of Patent Preparation

  • Biotechnology intellectual property experience required

  • Skills in patents

  • Quality experience with Patent Law

  • Solid understanding of intellectual property law

  • Prior experience with Legal Assistant

  • Wide ranging experience with Patent Litigation

  • Patent Application experience

  • Experience with patent intellectual property

  • Previous experience working with Patentability Searches

  • Practical knowledge of Patent Application

  • Foundational knowledge in licensing intellectual property

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Legal Services

  • Proven knowledge of trademark intellectual property

  • Expertise in Legal Services

  • General familiarity with USPTO searches

  • Experience with Patent Portfolio

  • Well-founded grasp of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

  • Well-founded grasp of patent intellectual property

  • Experience with litigation intellectual property

  • Hands-on experience with Legal Assistant

  • Practical knowledge of USPTO filings

  • Solid understanding of intellectual property

  • Deep understanding of copyright intellectual property

  • Proven knowledge of Foreign Patent

This dynamic, growing firm has an excellent opportunity for you to take the next step in your legal career. We want to hear from anyone who is eager to work who loves working in a strong team-oriented environment.


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