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(April 9, 2024) Experienced Litigation Secretary (Full Time, On Site) - Paris Kincaid Wasiewski LLP


Paris Kincaid Wasiewski LLP, located in Midtown Sacramento, is seeking an experienced litigation secretary to support our water law and natural resources practice. The ideal candidate will be capable of handling a multitude of duties in a small office setting. They will possess excellent organization and customer service skills, have the ability to prioritize their workload, and have great time management skills. PKW has a casual business environment, and members are often expected to perform tasks as a team. This is an on site, in-office, full time position.

Required Qualifications: 

Advanced knowledge and experience with Office 365, Word, Outlook, and Adobe. A strong knowledge of filing/e-filing requirements in the California courts, and federal courts. A strong knowledge of litigation processes and ability to compute deadlines and calendar for state and federal courts, including appellate courts. Additional requirements:

  • Strong writing, editing, and interpersonal skills
    • Judgment and tact in handling sensitive and confidential matters
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Lexis
    • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience as Paralegal/Legal Secretary
    • Managing outside vendors
    • Expertise at proactively managing scheduling/managing conflicts
    • Skillful gatekeeper

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serving and filing legal documents with various courts
    • Managing litigation calendars
    • Assisting several attorneys
    • Proofreading and formatting office work product for spelling and grammar
    • Organizing and maintaining electronic client file system and database
    • Scheduling appointments and keeping office calendar

Salary Range

$30-$40/hour, depending on experience.

Submit Resumes to:

Tim Wasiewski at


(October 27, 2023) Legal Secretary - Litigation - Roseville


Cole Huber LLP – Roseville office of municipal defense firm seeks an experienced Litigation Secretary with 5 years of experience to support the multiple senior level attorneys with complex litigation and transactional practices. This is a great opportunity for a motivated, energetic individual to gain practical working experience with opportunity for growth and development. This position requires good communication and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will be a team player.

The Litigation Secretary is responsible for providing administrative support to attorneys on a day-to- day basis, as well as working closely with clients and other team members to ensure effective and timely attention to important legal matters. Strong Microsoft Word features skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary. Candidate must be a reliable, service-oriented individual who can thrive in a fast-paced, team environment. This position also supports an estate planning practice. Therefore, any candidate must have either knowledge in this area or be willing to learn estate planning.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Court filings and litigation case file management. Calendar management and scheduling depositions, mediations, meetings, teleconferences. Ability to respond in real time to rapidly-changing schedules and shifting priorities, and to juggle events across multiple calendars. Knowledge and proficiency with all components of Microsoft Office is essential, as is knowledge and proficiency in the state and federal e-filing systems. Ability to work smoothly, proficiently and professionally with a geographically distributed client base and Legal department, at all levels of the company up to and including senior executives and their staffs. Ability to work cooperatively in a large team environment. Travel planning. Responsible for developing and maintaining legal or business type filing systems with a demonstrated proficiency in proofreading and formatting court pleadings, business letters, and correspondence using Word; preparation of reports using various Microsoft
Office products.

  • Manage legal calendar, including but not limited to calendaring court appearances (telephonic and in-person) and law and motion deadlines.
  • Check tentative rulings and notify appropriate in-house counsel.
  • Review case updates and advise counsel regarding upcoming deadlines including but not limited to discovery and law and motion.
  • File documents and/or pleadings via various vendors, ensuring compliance with e-filing rules and e- service procedures.
  • Review construction defect matters for Northern California and advise Senior Litigation Counsel regarding case updates.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Complex litigation background is a MUST.
  • Previous experience as a legal assistant/secretary at a law firm.
  • Calendar experience with legal calendaring system e.g. deadlines, including all trial dates, post-trial deadlines, motion and opposition deadlines, discovery deadlines, etc.
  • Knowledge of pleading and discovery documents, including ability to type, edit and format legal documents and correspondence (including TOC/TOA Skills).
  • Ability to take initiative; organize and prioritize workload and use own judgement in decision making on how to adequately and efficiently meet all deadlines for multiple attorneys; must have the ability to multi-task effectively; work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Deadline and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to file documents online via various vendors, including compliance with e-filing rules and e- service procedures.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

The firm offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and a congenial work environment. Position begins ASAP. 40 hours per week.

Interested candidates should email their resume with cover letter including salary requirements to No phone calls, please.



(October 24, 2023) Project Opportunity for Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, Litigation Assistants, and Law Students


Seeking paralegals/legal secretaries/litigation assistants/law students for project opportunity at prominent, nationally recognized plaintiff’s sex abuse law firm assisting with file organization, saving and renaming documents, and data entry. Project is expected to last through the end of the year. Applicants must have a general knowledge of litigation procedures, familiarity with discovery documents, and must be computer savvy. Experience with Neos is a plus, but not required. Training will be provided. Candidates must have their own computer with two monitors and internet connection to work from. This is a great opportunity to earn extra money before the holidays with potential for long term employment. Full time and part time positions available, flexible hours, fully remote position. $25 per hour. Please submit resume and availability for consideration.  Interested applicants should submit their resumes to:


(September 13, 2023) Legal Secretary (Sacramento)


Somach Simmons & Dunn, a mid-sized environmental law firm, is currently looking for
an experienced legal secretary with a minimum three years of civil litigation experience,
with water law and public agency experience a plus. Qualified candidates should possess
excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills combined with a strong
work ethic. Candidates must have a thorough working knowledge of Word, Excel, and
possess excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills. Working knowledge of both
federal and state court rules is required. Candidates must be able to work independently,
have the ability to multi-task, be detail-oriented, and be a team player.

Somach Simmons & Dunn offers an excellent work environment with competitive salary
and benefits including paid parking. The current salary range for this position is $65,000
– $80,000. This position is located in our Sacramento office. We currently offer a mix of
in-office and remote work, which is applicable to this position.

Somach Simmons & Dunn is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and in
providing a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Interested candidates should send their resume with cover letter including salary
requirements to or Somach Simmons & Dunn, Attn: Human
Resources, 500 Capitol Mall, Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95814 (no phone calls please).


(April 26, 2023) Director of Sponsored Contracts (Chico, CA)


Mini Job Description:

Join the Chico State Enterprise team as a Director of Sponsored Contracts in Chico, CA! In this hybrid role, you’ll oversee the review, negotiation, and finalization of contract agreements for federal, state, industry, and non-profit sponsors, totaling $45M annually. As a part of a non-profit corporation, CSE facilitates campus projects and provides alternatives to state procedures. Enjoy a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, a collaborative work environment, and the opportunity to give back to the community. Don’t miss this chance to supervise a supportive team of professionals in ensuring compliance with regulations and contractual concerns.

Learn more and submit your resume today! Link with full job description and apply:

Deadline to Apply: 5/20/2023


(February 28, 2023) Research Attorney (Marin Superior Court)



Research Attorney

  • Applications close March 17 (at 11:59 PM PST)

Mini description: Marin County Superior Court is recruiting for a Research Attorney. The Research Attorney provides general legal support and advice to the Judges and Commissioners of the Superior Court; prepares timely, detailed legal memoranda on behalf of the judicial officers. Analyzes civil motions and writs and civil and criminal appeals, and makes recommendations for judicial action; drafts proposed orders explaining the bases of the Court’s ruling, and performs related work as required. Please see details in the attached PDF and apply at

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(February 3, 2023) PARALEGAL (BAY AREA)


Bay Area Receivership Group (BARG) is looking for a paralegal to help support its dynamic and growing
team. We are a diverse group of professionals that work together closely to support a court-appointed
receiver. What is a receiver, you may ask? It’s a court-appointed fiduciary either over a property or
business with specific duties to carry out on behalf of the Judge. Our receiver is appointed to execute
the court’s instructions relating to the rehabilitation of dilapidated buildings, the disposition of
businesses or property used in criminal enterprises, cleaning up toxic waste sites, and much more. We
are constantly applying our skills to new situations and learning new things in a fast-paced environment.

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