Wilson Elser’s San Diego, California office is currently looking to hire a General Liability Associate.

About the Organization

Wilson Elser is a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm with more than 900 attorneys, across 42 offices in the United States and one in London.

About the Position

Wilson Elser’s San Diego, California office is currently looking to hire a General Liability Associate with 3+ years of experience.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Prepare pleadings and discovery documents for filing and service
  • Prepare court forms such as California Judicial Council Forms for attorneys review
  • Schedule depositions with attorneys, clients, witnesses, and court reporters
  • Schedule conference calls and on-site/off-site meetings
  • Arrange and coordinate travel arrangements
  • Calendar depositions, hearings, trials and all associated dates.
  • Manage Outlook calendar of all appointments, conferences and meetings
  • Open new matters, run conflict checks for partner’s review, prepare engagement letters
  • Document management and organization, saving documents and emails to document management system.
  • Become familiar with court rules and filing procedures
  • Prepare cover letters for attorney bills
  • Submit attorneys expense reports
  • Manage bills for third party vendors, process check requests and follow up with accounting
  • Excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have 3+ years Litigation experience
  • This position is not a remote position and will require you to be in office
  • Knowledge of litigation (e-filings) and trial procedures, and federal and state court procedures and rules
  • Must know Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Experience working with a document management system

Preferred Skills

  • Strong interpersonal relationship skill
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to integrate into a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently
  • Work well under pressure, remain flexible, be proactive, resourceful and efficient
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


San Diego, California

How to Apply?

Apply online by sending your credentials to Careers@wilsonelser.com and putting “San Diego Legal Secretary” in the subject line.

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