Job Description

San Luis Obispo Injury Law Firm – Receptionist Job Position

Are you ready to be the first point of contact for people who were injured due to the negligence of somebody else and are seeking compensation? At James McKiernan Injury Lawyers in San Luis Obispo, we need a friendly, full-time receptionist to answer our multi-line phone system who is familiar with basic office equipment and can type at least 40 words per minute. We offer a good hourly rate and health insurance.

Bilingual in Spanish and English is a bonus, but not required. Candidates who are interested in a full-time receptionist position can send their resume to

Receptionist Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answer, screen, and forward incoming phone calls
  • Receive and sort incoming mail
  • Greet and welcome all visitors
  • Keep a clean, safe reception area by following rules and procedures
  • Announce clients as necessary
  • Prepare meeting rooms
  • Help with a variety of administrative tasks such as taking notes, faxing, copying, and making travel arrangements
  • Provide excellent customer service


Receptionist Skills and Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a receptionist or in a related field
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional dress and manner
  • Competency in Microsoft applications like Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Ability to contribute positively as part of a team

Additional Info

Legal Receptionist Career FAQs

What Makes a Good Legal Receptionist?

Good legal receptionists should be highly organized, be tech-savvy, and have excellent communication skills. A friendly, team-focused attitude and willingness to help wherever needed are also beneficial.

What Are Important Skills That Are Required of a Receptionist at a Personal Injury Law Firm?

Since the receptionist is the first person a client sees when they come to the office, exceptional interpersonal skills are necessary when working for our personal injury law firm. Strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and knowledge of office equipment like a multi-line phone system, copier, fax machine, and administrative software are also very important.

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