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Team Secretary – Litigation – Detroit – Full Time

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Team Secretary – Litigation – Detroit – Full Time

Job Purpose:

As a member of an administrative team, transcribe and type correspondence, memoranda and time records as well as perform a variety of secretarial duties for attorneys, according to established policies and procedures. Maintain positive contact with your team, clients, attorneys and staff, and observe confidentiality of client matters.

As an administrative team member at Bodman, you will work closely with your team members and other administrative support staff (word processing, office services, and receptionists) to:

  • Transcribe and prepare correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents from written and oral drafts. Assist in case management through mediation and/or trial, including preparation of discovery, correspondence, memoranda, Judicial Council forms, briefs, and other legal documents.
  • Input attorney’s time and ensure that timesheets are delivered to appropriate person in a timely manner.
  • Finalize, file and prepare pleadings for service in State, Federal, and Appellate Courts (including e-filing and e-service).
  • Contact clients, courts, counsel, experts, witnesses, etc. via phone, e-mail, and/or correspondence to act as a liaison in scheduling/coordinating meetings, depositions, etc.
  • Update and maintain attorney calendars with all court hearings, meetings, depositions, mediations and expert depositions.
  • Set up and maintain client records and filing system.
  • Request conflict of interest checks.
  • Ability to draft and proof simple pleadings and correspondence, as directed.
  • Review incoming mail to determine urgency and work with attorneys accordingly.
  • Retain court reporters, videographers and interpreters, as necessary
  • Coordinate projects that may be complex in nature.
  • Maintain good public relations with clients and observe confidentiality of attorney‐client relationship.
  • Work with junior and senior level attorneys on your team with unique practices
  • Receive clients and visitors.

An ideal candidate has:

  • A resourceful mindset, with a desire to explore and learn new skills and technology.
  • 3 ‐ 6 years of legal litigation secretarial experience supporting senior level executives as well as another practice area such as corporate, labor/employment or banking.
  • Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft or dictation proficiently and accurately.
  • Possess excellent proofreading abilities for law office correspondence and legal case 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.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills – one who can communicate effectively in a courteous and diplomatic fashion as you will service and partner with a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff.

For immediate consideration, forward your resume and salary requirements to:
jobopportunities@bodmanlaw.com.

 


 

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