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Team Secretary - Detroit Office - Full Time

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Team Secretary – Detroit Office – Full Time

Bodman PLC is one of Michigan’s leading business law firms with more than 150 lawyers and five offices. Bodman has a diverse base that includes individuals and businesses in a variety of industries with emphasis on financial services, automotive, real estate and construction, high tech, manufacturing, health care, and other services.

Bodman PLC was named by Corp! Magazine a “Diversity-Focused Company” and we are looking for a Team Secretary to join our us. We are seeking talented individuals who are committed to excellence and thrive in an environment of collaboration.

Job Purpose: Transcribe and type correspondence, memoranda and time records as well as perform a variety of secretarial duties for a team of attorneys to whom you are assigned according to established policies and procedures.

Working with us, you will:

  • Transcribe and prepare correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents from written and oral drafts; prepare and file legal pleadings; handle projects that may be complex in nature; and maintain records and filing system.
  • Work closely with administrative support staff (word processing, office services, receptionists, etc.); proofread and redline documents to ensure accuracy; and ensure that attorney time sheets are submitted timely.
  • Process bills; proof billing sheets; review and edit bills.
  • Request conflict of interest checks; maintain attorney calendars and deadline reminder systems.
  • Maintain good public relations with clients; observe confidentiality of attorney-client relationship.
  • Perform overflow work as time permits and as requested.
  • Work with junior and senior level attorneys.

An ideal candidate has:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma.
  • 3-5 years of legal secretarial or administrative assistant experience in a banking law firm. 
  • Above average proofreading skills, pays close attention to detail and the ability to perform non-complex arithmetic calculations when verifying calculations on forms and documents.
  • Ability to transcribe legal documents, correspondence and reports from rough draft or dictation at a minimum level of 60 wpm.
  • Ability to support senior level management.
  • Experience in a document management system and time entry system a plus.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Ability to anticipate what work is coming or needs to be completed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – one who can communicate effectively in a courteous and diplomatic fashion as you will service a partner with a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel programs.

For immediate consideration send your resume, typing speed and salary requirements to jobopportunities@bodmanlaw.com


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