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Robert Half Legal Secretary in San Diego, California


Litigation Legal Secretary / Legal Practice Assistant

A premier full-service law firm is seeking a litigation practice assistant / legal secretary with 7+ years of civil litigation experience supporting practices in both federal and state court with court filings, calendaring, and document formatting, etc.

This role will support our Litigation, Labor & Employment and Environmental, Land Use, & Resources practice groups. This position reports to the California Office Administrator. This legal practice assistant / legal secretary will join a wonderful firm that treats its Legal Practice Assistants like the vital case / project management experts they are, and as a result this firm has almost nonexistent turnover. The firm is offering this legal assistant a generous compensation package with incredible benefits that include healthcare, 401K with matching contribution, PTO, and more!

Legal Secretary Responsibilities

Support attorneys and paralegals managing cases, responsible for full litigation administrative case management including:

  • Client communication, preparation of correspondence and email

  • Pleadings: Motions, Default Judgments,

  • Discovery shells and first drafts, as well as summarizing production of documents and depositions

  • Complex deposition (both expert and witness) coordination

  • File/records maintenance both paper and digital

  • Trial Preparation including exhibit binders, motions in limine, expert witness scheduling, etc.

  • E-filing in both State and Federal Courts

  • Court Calendaring – both manual and software based

  • Time entry for attorneys, et al

  • Technology: Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel; ability to operate basic office equipment such as a copy machine, fax machine, printer, scanner, Dropbox, internet researchThis Legal Secretary position is for a multitasking administrative wizard hoping to advance their career. Talented Legal Secretaries will be interested in our client's opening for candidates with ambition and passion for the field to join their team as soon as possible. A company is looking for a permanent Legal Secretary in the San Diego, California area to fill a position. Candidates who are organized, efficient, and eager to learn should contact Robert Half today.


Ideal Legal Secretary Skillset

  • 7+ years of prior relevant experience supporting a team of attorneys at a medium or large firm

  • Proven knowledge of Multi-District Litigation, or otherwise complex court matters

  • Knowledge of filing litigation

  • General familiarity with federal court

  • Civil litigation experience

  • Well-founded grasp of environmental law

  • Proficiency in defense litigation

  • Litigation Secretary experience highly desired

  • Practical knowledge of employer employment law

  • Foundational knowledge in Litigation Practice

  • Knowledgeable in local jurisdictional and federal court rules and procedures

  • Skilled at time management

  • Excellent verbal, written, and social communication skills

  • Expertise in database management

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

  • Should be knowledgeable of word processing and spreadsheets

This firm is about supporting their practice assistants. If you would like to be considered please email your resume directly to kate.hewittroberthalf< dot. >com.


Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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