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Legal Secretary – Detroit Office

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Legal Secretary – Detroit Office     

Bodman PLC is one of Michigan’s leading business law firms with more than 150 lawyers and four offices. Bodman has a diverse client base that includes individuals and businesses in a variety of industries, with emphasis on financial services, automotive, real estate and construction, emerging companies and venture capital, manufacturing, health care, and other sectors.

Bodman was named by Corp! Magazine a “Diversity-Focused Company” and is consistently listed a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press. We are seeking a talented individual who is committed to excellence and thrives in an environment of collaboration to join our team.

SUMMARY: Transcribe and type correspondence, memoranda and time records as well as perform a variety of secretarial duties for attorney(s) to whom assigned according to established policies and procedures. Maintains positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff and observes confidentiality of client matters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operates a computer, word processor and typewriter; transcribes dictation as needed.
  • Prepares correspondence, memoranda and other documents from written and oral drafts; drafts standard correspondence, and other documents. 
  • Handles projects that may be complex in nature.
  • Proofread and redline documents to ensure accuracy of material, grammar and punctuation.
  • Screens telephone calls and records messages.
  • Reads, sorts and dates incoming mail. Ensures that outgoing mail is timely delivered. If necessary, routes mail to specific delivery service and follows up on timely delivery.
  • Establishes and maintains calendar and deadline reminder systems; utilizes master calendar system.
  • Opens new files, requests conflict of interest checks with file room records, and maintains all client and general files. Conducts periodic review for possible storage of older files; prepares files to be closed.
  • Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship.
  • Makes appointments for attorney(s).
  • Processes bills; proofs billing sheets; reviews and edits bills.
  • Works closely with administrative support staff (word processing, reprographics, receptionists, etc.); proofs documents returned from word processing; ensures that attorney time sheets are provided to appropriate person in a timely manner.
  • May work with senior level attorneys with unique practices.
  • Performs overload typing, filing, photocopying, or reception relief as time permits and as requested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Ability to read and write in order to proof and perform minor editing (e.g., punctuation, grammar, spelling) of routine law office correspondence and legal case matters.
  • Perform non-complex arithmetic calculations when verifying calculations on forms and documents; maintain records and filing systems at a level normally acquired through completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Requires minimal supervision to complete daily assignments.
  • Has 3 years of legal secretarial experience, preferably in a law firm environment or support of senior level management.
  • Ability to transcribe documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft or dictation at a level of 70wpm.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate in person, via e-mail and telephone to provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain while producing a high volume of information performing other essential duties. Able to handle complex legal tasks.
  • Work occasionally requires more than 35 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position; may require irregular hours.

For immediate consideration, forward your resume and salary requirements to:

jobopportunities@bodmanlaw.com


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bodman PLC recruits, hires and promotes for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or veteran status.

 

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