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Legal Secretary – Grand Rapids Office – Full Time

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

Bodman PLC was named by Corp! Magazine a “Diversity-Focused Company” and we are looking for a Legal Secretary to join our team. We are seeking talented individuals who are committed to excellence and thrive in an environment of collaboration.

Job Purpose: Prepare correspondence, memoranda and time records as well as perform a variety of secretarial duties for attorneys to whom you are assigned according to established policies and procedures. Maintain positive contact with clients, attorneys and staff and observes confidentiality of client matters. Work in a collaborative team environment.

Working with us, you will:

  • Prepare and proof correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents; ensure that attorney time sheets are submitted timely; maintain records and filing system; and handle projects that may be complex in nature.
  • Process bills; proof billing sheets; and review and edit bills.
  • Set up and maintain client and firm files; manage daily mail; request conflict of interest checks; and maintain respective attorney calendars and deadline reminder systems.
  • Receive clients and visitors; maintain good public relations with clients; and observe confidentiality of attorney-client relationship.
  • Work with junior and senior level attorneys.
  • Work closely with administrative support staff (word processing, office services, receptionists, etc.)
  • Perform legal assistant duties as requested.

An ideal candidate:

  • Has a minimum of a high school diploma; legal secretary or administrative assistant certificate or college course work preferred.
  • Has a minimum of 3 years of legal secretarial experience supporting senior level management, preferably in more than one practice such as banking, real estate, or litigation.
  • Has good critical thinking and analytical skills, has a proactive approach to problem solving, and is able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent drafting and proofreading abilities for law office correspondence and legal matters, and the ability to perform non-complex arithmetic calculations when verifying calculations on forms and documents.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Experience in a document management system and time entry system a plus.
  • Detail oriented, ambitious and smart, and can anticipate what work is coming or needs to be completed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – one who can communicate effectively in a courteous and diplomatic fashion as you will work with a diverse group of clients, attorneys, and staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Word.

For immediate consideration, send resume, typing speed and salary requirements to jobopportunities@bodmanlaw.com


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