Legal Secretary

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Job location
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
CrescentCare Legal Services, a division of CrescentCare Health
Street address: 
1631 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans
Job type: 
Position Description: 

CrescentCare Legal Services, a division of CrescentCare Health, is seeking a full-time experienced legal secretary for its Baton Rouge office.

At CrescentCare, we bring caregivers and the community together as partners in health and wellness for all. Our experience builds on more than 30 years of impact through our founding organization, NO/AIDS Task Force. Now, as a Federally Qualified Health Center, we’re taking that expertise and expanding it! CrescentCare Legal Services provides direct legal services, advocacy, education and outreach to persons living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable pupulations, including women and children and individuals who identify as LGBTQ. For more information, visit our website:

Responsible for providing full support to attorneys. Performs various functions to support the efforts of the office to serve clients. Duties include secretarial and clerical support to the office in areas such as preparing correspondence, transcribing dictation, editing and proofreading documents, maintaining attorneys’ calendars and case files, photocopying, various fiscal duties, and performing other tasks on a client’s case permissible for non-attorneys working under the supervision of an attorney. Position requires working knowledge of legal terminology, word and information processing, understanding of State and Federal court rules and procedures, and a high degree of attention to detail. In addition to secretarial duties, this position is responsible for front desk telephone and reception duties.


Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent, with a minimum of two years in legal field or public education experience (public interest law office experience preferred). Education above the high school level may be substituted for some general experience. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) interrelating with clients, coalition partners, attorneys, and the general public. This position requires experience with computer word processing and familiarity with use of office machines. Must have the ability to prioritize, organize, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; and a very high degree of attention to detail. Reception desk experience required.

Selection Criteria: In addition to meeting the position requirements and qualifications, the successful applicant will have a working knowledge of law office operations, legal practices, methods and techniques, and an understanding of civil law and procedure.

To apply: 

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, religion, age, gender identification, pregnancy, marital or familial status, gender or sexual orientation, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, August 9, 2019