Legal Secretary – San Diego

The Legal Secretary will assist and relieve lawyers and other legal personnel of administrative and support by performing the following duties.


The following, as well as other duties, that may be assigned:

  • Prepare legal papers such as answers, discovery and all forms of motions, and correspondence of a legal nature.  Working knowledge of efiling and ediscovery.
  • Assist in issuing preparation, issuance and tracking subpoenas.
  • Perform other duties such as scheduling appointments, calendaring deadlines, providing information to callers, composing routine correspondence and reading and routing incoming mail.
  • Maintain computerized appointment calendar for attorneys and confirm scheduling of appointments, hearings, mediations as required.
  • Arrange depositions, travel, court hearings and other meetings or conferences.
  • Conduct basic factual/background research.
  • Communicate case information to clients in person, by telephone and through electronic mail.
  • Coordinate arrangements for services by legal service providers such as copy services, messengers, court reporters and audio/visual services.
  • Operate standard office equipment to include photocopy machines, fax machines, printers, transcribers, etc.
  • Coordinate with attorney(s) and paralegal methods for plan document management, ediscovery and litigation support needs for cases.
  • Working knowledge of software, Lexis research tool, Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Attend legal secretary coordination meetings, back-up buddy meetings and staff meetings as requested.


Supervise performance of legal service vendors, service clerks and temporary word processing personnel as required.  Responsibilities include directing work, addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Knowledge of grammatical rules for the English language and strong spelling skills.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from attorneys, clients, coworkers, and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Ability to cope with job stress.  Ability to get along with clients and coworkers.  Ability to effectively work with others as part of a coordinated team to accomplish job tasks.  Ability to regularly appear for work on time.  Ability to accept constructive criticism regarding how job performance may be refined or improved.


None required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.  The employee is regularly required to engage in repetitive motion of the hands and fingers to enter data into a computer.  Strict deadlines and time constraints imposed by litigation work may require periods of increase efficiency resulting in increased stress.


The employee is typically assigned to an individual work space which is open to the main passageway of the office suite.  All equipment and supplies required to perform assigned tasks will be provided by the employer. The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet.

Please submit your resume to Recruiters need not apply.

Additional Information

At Klinedinst, we believe in a fun, yet professional and friendly culture with focus on both the individual and the team. Members of the Klinedinst team have proficiency with Microsoft Office, Interwoven, and a variety of other software packages. In addition, we have a competitive salary and benefit package, including:

  • Multiple Medical and Dental Insurance Options
    • Health Savings Account with employer contribution for those who elect an eligible medical plan
  • Employer sponsored Life Insurance with a voluntary buy up option
  • Employer sponsored Long Term Disability Insurance with a voluntary buy up option
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (125 Cafeteria Plan)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Vision Reimbursement Plan*
  • Employer paid parking or transportation reimbursement*
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Advocate
  • Training and career development including MCLE, membership dues for professional associations and approved seminar related expenses
  • Mobile phone reimbursement*
  • Discounts on a variety of merchandise and services including Dell Computers, Financial Services, and Verizon and AT&T wireless services
  • Employer sponsored social events

* Benefit levels may be capped and/or based on our internal policy and employee classification

Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. Recruiters and other third parties need not apply.

KLINEDINST PC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and we will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.