JOB SUMMARY: Litigation Project Assistant (Grand Rapids)
Under general supervision of litigation attorneys and paralegals, perform a variety of duties, some of which may be billable. Organize and maintain case files, conduct research, summarize articles and create reports. Maintain confidentiality in all firm and client matters. Keep accurate time records. This is a full-time, project-based position, with the expectation of the position lasting up to a year, possibly longer.
This position reports to Human Resources.
Review and analyze data to assist in preparation of cases for trial
Utilize computerized litigation techniques and software when applicable
Perform assigned legal research tasks using all available resources, including libraries and computer data systems
Provide project status reports to attorneys and paralegals
Miscellaneous office tasks
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate would be someone who has completed some undergraduate coursework and is considering a career in the legal field.
Solid work history demonstrating dependability and resourcefulness. Previous customer service experience helpful.
Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail
Ability to determine work priorities and complete them under time constraints
Effective communicator with department management, attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, and support staff
Ability to thrive in a team environment, as well as work independently
Proficient in MS Office Suite
Contact Dawn S. Stephenson with any questions.
Direct line: (616) 336-6630