Job Description Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with almost 4000 lawyers and staff in 30 offices is seeking a Legal Secretary for the Intellectual Property Group.
This position will reside in the Boston, MA office and will be responsible for secretarial / administrative support to attorneys with a focus on patent prosecution.
Opening new case / matter files
Processing new business intake forms
Scheduling appointments and arranging meetings
Arranging travel and preparing travel itineraries, including expense reimbursement
Monitoring incoming mail, faxes and e-mails
Word processing, maintaining case files
Preparing case documents
Maintaining attorney dockets
Prepare reporting communications to clients
Filing and other responsibilities as assigned
Experience / Qualifications :
Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of five years of legal secretarial experience in patent prosecution, preferably at a law firm or similar environment.
Minimum high school diploma required.
Experience with patent law and the procedures of the United States Patent & Trademark office.
Familiarity with US and Foreign filings.
PAIR and EFS-Web filing.
CPI (patent docketing software), EPAS, Patent Fetcher and navigating websites such as EPO and WIPO.
Familiarity with Issue Patents.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including advanced Word skills.
Excellent written / verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are a must.
The ability to manage highly sensitive information is required, as are excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Flexibility to work overtime is required.
Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at www.morganlewis.com and selecting Careers.
Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.