Kutak Rock LLP’s Kansas City office seeks a  litigation secretary with a minimum of three years of experience in litigation. The primary responsibility is to perform secretarial duties for attorneys/paralegals.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Types and/or edits legal documents, pleadings, discovery and correspondence from handwritten, typed drafts or materials brought over from the web
  • Answers telephones and handles client matters (when appropriate) through telephone and email
  • Organizes, correlates and edits drafts of documents for attorneys
  • Generates, organizes and maintains extensive sets of files and reports
  • Scan documents and send/receive via email for attorneys
  • Keeps record of attorney’s time and expenses and  submits to Accounting Department in a timely fashion; recapping expense memoranda and other miscellaneous accounting projects as assigned
  • Maintains calendars by scheduling appointments for conferences and meetings
  • Maintain client files and transcripts
  • Arranges business itineraries by coordinating travel reservations
  • Reads and routes incoming and internal mail; assembles large mailings
  • Proofreads documents for changes to be made before the final copy is produced
  • Assists with other duties as assigned

Complexity of Duties

  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to handle the workload for multiple attorneys
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Adaptability to each attorneys working styles
  • Excellent organizational skills

Education and Experience

  • High School (or equivalent) required; college given preference
  • Preference given to experience in legal secretarial field
  • Litigation experience preferred
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures
  • Knowledge of PC and Windows applications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word and other Office 2010 products
  • Casenet and Pacer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an aptitude to interface with lawyers, clients and staff

    Kutak Rock LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, caregiver status, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, AIDS/HIV status, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other legally protected category. The firm will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants requiring accommodation in the job application process should contact the Human Resources Department at 402-346-6000 or by emailing HRDepartment@KutakRock.com.
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