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Title : Associate Attorney

Location : Michigan - Grand Rapids
Refer to Job # PWEV808691


Associate Attorney Duties: Legal and factual research including case law and statutory research. Cold call, follow up, and close leads. Factual research as necessary to complete job duties. Create, draft, review, revise, file, and serve legal documents including SCAO forms, motions, briefs, memos, etc. Miscellaneous office duties as directed by attorney. In-court appearances as directed by attorney. Travel to and from office/home and courts or other work-related locations. Client file maintenance, management, and upkeep. Collating, copying, finalizing legal documents. Maintain accurate billing. Remain informed and up to date on client matters by use of text, phone, e-mail, and appearance in person as needed. Work closely with attorney and firm staff to accomplish job duties and firm objectives. Complete all assigned work in timely, efficient, and accurate manner. Follow all directions with strict adherence to Firm policies. Maintain Firm culture of exceptional professionalism and zealous advocacy. Review and interpret legal documents. Assist attorney in case preparation and administration including written and oral discovery, trial prep, motion and hearing prep, etc. Consistently prepared and prompt for meetings, discussions, coaching, hearings, etc. Qualifications: High School Diploma. Graduation from an ABA accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan or awaiting bar results. Clio or similar law firm case management / billing software such as Abacus or MyCase. Advanced knowledge in the use of legal search terms and research platforms similar to Westlaw or LexisNexis, ICLE, FindLaw, State of Michigan Compiled Laws Database. Ability to prepare pleadings, motions, and other legal documents accurately, efficiently, and expeditiously. Advanced familiarity with state and federal civil and criminal procedure. Use of E-file systems such as ECF/PACER and TrueFiling. Superior linguistic ability. Advanced computer literacy (including ability to troubleshoot) with including Microsoft Office, Zoom/Videoconferencing, Adobe Acrobat, cloud-based systems such as OneDrive, and basic office equipment (printers, scanners, faxes, copying, postage, etc.). Reliable transportation and ability to travel for work related purposes. Ability to work remotely or in office, as directed/authorized by attorney. Ability to sit or stand for periods of time. Highly organized, and ability to work effectively under tight deadlines. Ability to execute and trouble shoot complex tasks and projects. Ability to work in a face paced environment. Admittance to the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of Michigan. Must have 3+ years of progressive post-bar experience. Previous experience working in law firm, prosecutor, or judicial office environment.
 
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