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Litigation Legal Assistant

Fraser Trebilcock Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Litigation Legal Assistant to undertake a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.

05.09.22

Job Details

  • Job Type: Full time
  • Compensation: Hourly Position

Full Job Description

Fraser Trebilcock Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Litigation Legal Assistant to undertake a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of 3 attorneys and will also provide support for preparing correspondence and legal briefs for filing with Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court. The goal is to sustain efficiency of all office procedures and case management so as to guarantee reliability and consistency in products produced.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to 3 attorneys
  • Prepare correspondence and legal briefs for filing with MPSC, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court
  • Prepare biannual state lobby reports
  • Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues, administrators, and shareholders (partners)
  • Greet visitors and perform initial screening of clients
  • Write case briefs and synopses of depositions, contracts, and testimony
  • Conduct thorough statistical/documentary research
  • Source and verify important case intelligence
  • Produce and file various legal documents such as appeals, motions or petitions
  • Preserve an updated case record system
  • Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Maintain and update inventories of contact details
  • Facilitate the meeting of deadlines by keeping multiple agendas and provide timely reminders

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent (Required)
  • Legal Secretarial with MPSC experience: 2+ years (Required)
  • Knowledge of constitution, legal terminology, regulations, and court system
  • Knowledge of MS Office and ability to work with legal technology (court-filing computer systems, transcription software, Dictaphone etc.)
  • Working knowledge of litigation management software systems is a plus
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Strong attention to detail, goal oriented
  • Ability to critically think through obstacles and get results
  • Multilingual is a plus

Candidates must have at least 2 years of legal assistant experience working within a law firm environment. Must be highly organized, excellent communication skills, and detail orientated. Litigation and court e-filing experience necessary. Minimum typing speed of 75 wpm and exceptional computer skills to work within a MS Word environment required. Excellent salary and benefit package including retirement plan. Salary commensurate with experience.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Hourly rate
  • PTO
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • FSA, HSA optional
  • Life & AD&D coverage
  • Voluntary life coverage – optional
  • Long-term Disability
  • Short-term Disability - optional
  • 401k after 1 year
  • Currently – 1 hybrid day per week

Schedule

  • 7-hour shift 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Pay Range

  • $25 to $29 / hour

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