Current Opportunities


Legal Secretary

Wilson Elser's Orange County, California office currently seeks a Legal Secretary.

This is an excellent opportunity for legal professionals seeking to expand their careers who are interested in gaining fast-paced professional experience with a national law firm.

The Firm
Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm who faithfully serves our clients with more than 900 attorneys, across 42 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, we rank among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and 53rd in The National Law Journal's survey of the nation's largest law firms.

The Position

  • Must have 4+ years Defense Litigation experience
  • Prior experience with e-filing and litigation procedures and processes a must
  • Familiarity with State and Federal court procedures and rules
  • Experience with filing briefs, TOC and TOA
  • Strong administrative skills with ability to manage a high volume of work
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks, organize yourself to be able to concurrently manage several tasks, including delegation of tasks when appropriate
  • Able to work independently and reliably; self-motivated; flexible and adaptable
  • Must know Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Experience using a Document Management system a must - Familiarity with iManage a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and professional
  • Must be a team player
  • •Strong ability to multi-task
  • Open new matters / process matters for closing
  • Document management and organization
  • Ensure that documents are properly saved to the Document Management System
  • Draft and send routine correspondence
  • Manage a high volume of administrative work
  • Collects information from various sources including email and other correspondence, and other documents.
  • Manage bills for third party vendors, process check requests and follow up with accounting
  • Prepare legal filings: format documents, pull exhibits, proofread and redact documents
  • Prepare court forms such as notices and other simple pleadings
  • E-file court filings in both State and Federal court, in this and other jurisdictions
  • Become familiar with court and agency rules and filing procedures as well as client guidelines
  • Create and maintain case contact sheets
  • Calendaring: maintain attorney calendars and ensure all dates/deadlines are calendared
  • Deposition scheduling
  • Manage expense reimbursements
Why Should You Apply?
  • Excellent Benefits including a 401k match
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Corporate Discount Plans

Wilson Elser is a firm who focuses their commitment to both their clients and you! Please consider joining our team by applying online or sending your credentials to and putting "Orange County Legal Secretary" in the subject line.

We believe in creating a work environment free of barriers and bias, where individual outlooks and talents are respected and valued. Our firm's policy is to ensure an equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the law.


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