WHT is hiring!


Legal Secretary/Assistant – Floater

The law firm of Ward Hocker & Thornton, PLLC, has an opening for a permanent, full-time Legal Secretary/Assistant – Floater for attorneys and staff in its Lexington, Kentucky office.   Information about the firm can be reviewed at the firm’s web site (www.whtlaw.com).

Applicant should have a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience as an office secretary/assistant.

This position requires minimum 60 wpm keyboarding speed; strong PC skills including working knowledge on at least the intermediate level of Microsoft Word & Outlook, basic knowledge of Excel & PowerPoint, and ability to learn specialized software used in our legal practice. Should also have strong organization skills, be able to appropriately prioritize multiple tasks to meet client deadlines, have a professional appearance and demeanor, have ability to work cooperatively with others and strong interpersonal skills.  Familiarity with medical terminology helpful.

Standard Responsibilities

The Floater role provides essential Legal Assistant coverage to the lawyers during vacation and other absences of their regularly assigned assistant.  The Floater Legal Assistant will need to liaise with other Legal Assistants, Paralegals, Lawyers and clients regarding file progress. Duties will include document editing, file maintenance and management, time entry, billing, managing a bring forward system, providing overflow assistance, and other various general administrative duties. This position is full-time, Monday to Friday.

Minimum high-school education required; some college preferred.

Only qualified candidates need apply.  No walk-in interviews or telephone calls accepted.   Submit resume to Becky Haggard via email to becky.haggard@whtlaw.com.   Interviews will begin week of December 18th and continue until position is filled.

Ward, Hocker & Thornton has been recognized as a Best Places to Work in Kentucky and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package in a professional office environment.


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