Floating Legal Secretary/Receptionist
Dechert LLP - Washington, DC

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Job Description

The Legal Secretary/Receptionist possesses a mastery of office skills, demonstrates the ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision, exercises initiative and judgment and makes decisions within the scope of assigned authority. The Legal Secretary/Receptionist champions and practices cooperation and teamwork to benefit the Firm. The Legal Secretary/Receptionist will be able to set priorities and meet deadlines for the assigned principals in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing the quality of the work product. There must be an understanding of legal terminology and procedures in the assigned areas of responsibility. The Legal Secretary/Receptionist may never answer legal questions.

The scheduled hours for this role are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.Duties include:
Spend 50% of day covering reception desk. Scan documents into pdf for distribution to clients. Oversee conference room arrangements and scheduling for the Washington, D.C. office meetings, including any video conferences and client meeting. Coordinate visiting offices and guests requests. Set priorities to accomplish the principals work in a timely fashion. Answer telephones in a professional manner and direct callers Edit, format, revise and proofread documents as requested. Maintain attorney calendars and contact lists. Responsible for sending the daily attendance list to the office. Performs any and all other duties as necessary for the efficient functioning of the Firm. Practices and fosters an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to prioritize and coordinate work Ability to maintain confidential information Ability to think critically and analytically in a pressured environment. Systems Required: MS Office, iManage, Legiant, Carpe Diem, Minisoft, Excel, Access, Nuance, Outlook, Visio High School Diploma
College Degree a plus

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to attracting a diverse group of the most talented professionals from all sources, regardless of background.We hire men and women with sharp minds, a passion for learning and a strong desire to develop. We want every employee at the firm to feel welcome with an equal opportunity to excel. Thank you for your interest in Dechert LLP.

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Dechert LLP is a leading international law firm with 25 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1875,...