Legal Secretary

Dallas, TX, US

Sep 12, 2023

Dentons US LLP is currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary for our Dallas office.  This position will provide administrative support to IP Patent Prosecution lawyers in a highly collaborative working environment. 



  • Preparing finalizing and filing documents in US Patent Office in US provisional, utility, design and PCT applications, i.e., Transmittals, Declarations, Power of Attorneys, Assignments, Transmittals, Extensions of Time, 3.73 Statements, Information Disclosure Statements, Maintenance Fee payments, etc.
  • Preparing and finalizing client correspondence; maintaining attorney docket for both US and foreign patent matters. 
  • Candidate will have Patent Prosecution experience which includes EFS filing, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and CPI docketing software.
  • Handle administrative confidential/sensitive firm and/or client information.
  • Other duties as assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position.


Experience & Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years legal secretarial experience and at least 3 years of IP Patent Prosecution experience in a mid to large sized law firm and be proficient in legal secretarial and administrative tasks including, but not limited to, document preparation, time entry, expenses, telephone contact, travel arrangements and calendar maintenance.
  • Ability to work in a high volume, high energy environment.
  • Team oriented and committed to providing a high level of client service.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple and sometimes competing task that require different skill with minimum supervision.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and a focus on providing excellent client service.
  • Qualified candidates must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Visio experience is also preferred.  Must exhibit strong typing skills and have the ability to learn and quickly become proficient in new computer software programs.  Availability for some overtime is required.
  • Candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication and strong organizational skills. Candidates must also be detail oriented, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, have the ability to prioritize incoming/outgoing tasks and work effectively independently and within a team.
  • Availability for overtime may at times be required.

Dentons offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth