Legal Assistant - posted 02/02/18

Legal Assistant - posted 02/02/18

Company Name: 
The Gracey Law Firm, PLLC
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Keego Harbor
MI
Salary Range: 
Job Summary: 
The Gracey Law Firm, PLLC is seeking bright and diligent candidates for a full-time paralegal opportunity available immediately in a friendly and collaborative Oakland County office based in Keego Harbor, Michigan. Essential Job Functions: Legal Assistant will provide case management and paralegal services to support federal and state criminal defense, family law, probate law, business law, civil litigation and personal injury practice areas. Essential Job Duties: Provide legal support throughout the entire litigation process and administrative support in the office: • Manage legal cases by preparing billing statements and CJA eVouchers, drafting correspondence and compiling trial binders • Become thoroughly familiar with all active client cases by understanding the nature of file documents and their relationship to the case • Understand the litigation process in order to anticipate what types of documents are necessary so that documents are prepared ahead of time and pleadings are filled promptly • Adequately compile, organize and update case materials while acting as a custodian of any and all documents and files relevant to active cases • Draft, file and submit legal pleadings under the supervision of an attorney, including briefs, complaints, memoranda, motions, stipulations and reports • Maintain a comprehensive organizational system for thousands of electronic and physical client files containing sensitive information
Requirements or Qualifications: 
The ideal Legal Assistant candidate is a college graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and criminal defense litigation with the ability to make a long-term commitment as we invest substantial time and effort into training our staff. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with attorneys, clients, courts and legal staff. The successful candidate will be dependable and can think outside of the box, with strong self-motivation and ability to work both independently and as a positive addition to our team. The candidate will be expected to take instruction, prioritize incoming work, follow through on assignments in a deadline-driven environment and manage multiple tasks while maintaining an acute attention to detail. The position requires strong computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office. The candidate must possess exemplary proof-reading and follow-up skills. Knowledge of document management, Criminal Justice Act Appointments and Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system is a plus. Prior legal support experience is required.
Application Process: 
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Selection Criteria: 
Additional Information: 
Thank you for your interest in The Gracey Law Firm, PLLC. To apply, please submit your resume to Judith S. Gracey, Esq. at judith@thegraceylawfirm.com. Indicate that you are applying for the Legal Assistant position in the subject line. This is an immediate opening and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Cover letters and references are a plus.