Legal Secretary (Litigation)

Job Description

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Job Summary 
Performs moderate to complex legal and other secretarial duties for assigned attorney(s); keeps staff up to date on new court rules and office procedures.

We are seeking candidates with strong multitasking skills, a good litigation foundation, great computer and scheduling skills, who is comfortable with Michigan court e-filing systems!
Essential Job Functions  
  • Maintains schedules and calendar for assigned attorney(s). 
  • Composes a variety of correspondence, pleadings and various legal forms. 
  • Receives and processes incoming mail. 
  • Coordinates time and location of multi-party appearances, including depositions, arbitrations, mediations, IMEs, meetings and site inspections.  
  • Contacts clients, witnesses, court reporters, interpreters, claims personnel, and others to confirm scheduled appearances as instructed by assigned attorney(s). 
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge and keeps up-to-date with court rules and legal deadlines.  
  • Answers telephone calls and receives visitors for assigned attorney(s). 
  • Implements training schedule for entry level secretaries and administrative staff. 
  • Performs other functions as assigned by Legal Office Administrator or Managing Attorney. 
Physical Actions 
Required job duties are essentially sedentary work consisting of occasional walking, standing, lifting, bending and stooping. 
Physical Environment 
Education Requirements 
High school diploma or equivalent required. 
Experience Requirements 
18 months as a Trial Secretary 1 with FIG or two years of outside civil litigation experience. 
Special Skill Requirement 
Word processing on personal computer. 
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 02/19/2020