Legal Assistant/paralegal in Michigan, | LawFirmStaff

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Title : Legal Assistant/paralegal

Location : - Michigan
Refer to Job # JFGU859263

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Duties: Provide legal support throughout the entire litigation process and administrative support in the office. 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. Manage legal cases by preparing billing statements and CJA eVouchers, drafting correspondence and compiling trial binders. Qualifications: College graduate. Should preferably have 5 years of relevant experience and 5 years of Office experience. 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. Strong computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office. The candidate must possess exemplary proofreading and follow-up skills. Knowledge of document management, the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Appointments, and Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system is a plus. Dependable and can think outside of the box, with strong self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a positive addition to the team.

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