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Legal Secretary – Intellectual Property / Patent Prosecution – Cleveland

Position Description

This position is responsible for performing a variety of legal secretarial duties for multiple attorneys, including utilizing the firm’s docket system to  review docket communications and provide updates, organizing and maintaining electronic and paper document files and assisting with client billing activities.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter able to work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment.  The highest attention to detail and quality, as well as professionalism, are required for this position. 


  • 3-5 years of IP Patent Prosecution secretarial experience in a law firm
  • Experience with PCT filings and e-filings
  • Experience with domestic and foreign documents
  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities in an effective manner
  • Ability to prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines; must be able to work effectively in deadline pressured situations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows 7 and OfficeSuite2007
  • Minimum typing speed of 65 wpm

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits program and an excellent work environment.    Qualified candidates should send their resume with salary requirement to: Lori Stenger, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, The Calfee Building, 1405 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114, or E-mail:, or Fax: 216-241-0816.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.