Legal Secretary

Saalfeld Griggs is looking to hire a full-time legal secretary to join our Business and Taxation Group. Our Business Group represents clients in simple to complex business transactions, including formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales, and contract review and negotiation. We also act as general counsel to businesses in a variety of industries and non-profit organizations.


In this role, you will:

  • Perform secretarial and administrative duties for attorney, including: typing letters, memos and reports, answering phones, scheduling appointments and filing
  • Prepare necessary forms, paperwork, and rooms for client meetings
  • Performs a variety of tasks on daily basis and works for multiple attorneys and/or legal assistants
  • Keep cases organized and monitor calendars and deadlines
  • Input information in our document management databases
  • Review and confirm case status with your attorney
  • Develop cases by maintaining contact with clients and others involved in the matter
  • Gather and review information from clients
  • Track status and generate necessary reports
  • Prepare and draft case information for attorney review
  • Provide back-up coverage for reception desk as needed
  • Other duties include: scanning, copying, transcribing, data entry, and a majority of non-billable tasks for the practice group.
  • Have excellent typing, grammar, spelling, and organizational skills
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with coworkers and clients
  • Work both independently and collaboratively with other team members
  • Have reliable and predictable attendance and performance of the essential job functions


Required skills and experience:

  • No prior legal experience necessary
  • Associate’s degree preferred
  • At least 1 year of office experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe
  • Knowledge of document management and timekeeping programs preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Reliable and predictable attendance and performance of the essential job functions


Our Company

Saalfeld Griggs has the sophisticated clientele of a large law firm with the individual attention and value of a small business. We highly value our clients and strive to deliver the best services to them. The goal of the firm is to learn about each client’s business, understand their needs and goals, and efficiently develop a practical and cost-effective legal strategy. Although our workplace is fast-paced, our focus is always on the quality of work that we deliver to our clients.


What we provide:

  • Paid time off
  • Competitive benefits package (Health, dental, vision, disability, life)
  • 401(k)
  • Free parking in downtown Salem

Enjoy lunchtime walks around the Capitol building, Willamette University, or one of the many nearby parks. Take a break and head to Starbucks across the street or visit any of the downtown restaurants just a five-minute walk away. Within our own building, we make sure our break rooms are always stocked with snacks, coffee, tea, and soda. Our team looks for any reason to celebrate with a party or social hour, and we are full defenders of casual Fridays.


Please consider joining our team by submitting a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and experience to Human Resources at See for more information about our firm.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 per hour