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  • Job reference: RMS0222786

Legal Administrative Assistant

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/02/2020
  • Duration: 6 months - renewable
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The Role:
Our client is one of the world's leading energy companies. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Our client is seeking 1-2 Legal Administrative Assistants to support a group of attorneys within their Law Business Unit in Houston, TX. The position cab be extended after 6 months.

Responsibilities for this position may include:
* Handling all administrative assistant responsibilities for assigned attorneys and legal analysts, including managing calendars in Outlook, coordinating meeting logistics, preparing pre-read, creating presentations, editing documents, revising contracts, updating matters in the matter management system, setting up new vendors, processing invoices, preparing correspondence, etc.
* Coordinating domestic and international travel logistics. Prepares detailed itineraries. Provides background information for meetings and trips. Tracks and gathers related expenses and compiles expense reports.
* Setting up and maintains files, processes invoices and performs general clerical duties.
* Maintaining effective communications with peers, attorneys, managers and leaders.
* Providing back-up/relief to other legal assistants.

Required Qualifications:
* High School Diploma/GED required
* 8-10 years secretarial and administrative experience within an Enterprise or corporate legal environment required.
* Strong secretarial and administrative experience within a law firm or in-house legal department
* Strong Proficiency in MS office applications: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel required.
* Must maintain confidentiality at all times.
* Able to effectively communicate (written and oral) with all levels of the organization to effectively convey ideas.
* Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize and meet deadlines.
* Able to multi-task, anticipate needs and follow through on assigned tasks.
* Strong experience maintaining calendars, organizing and maintaining office files, scheduling meetings, and making travel arrangements (Domestic and international), creating expense reports
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are crucial.
* Able to problem solve and use good judgment in making sound decisions quickly.

Preferred Qualifications:
* College Degree preferred.
* Strong secretarial and administrative experience within a law firm or in-house legal department strongly preferred.
-Previous Paralegal/Legal Admin Support preferred.
* Experience with SharePoint/SharePoint Online
* Experience planning domestic and international travel strongly preferred.
* Experience with e-billing and matter management.
* Experience setting up vendors in a payment system.

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