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Grand Rapids, MI 49544 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 05/02/2023 Job Type: Contract Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales) Job Number: 22692 Pay Rate: $ 28.00 - $ 30.00

Job Description

Our client, a family-owned Midwestern grocery/retailer that strives to better the lives of people in all communities is in need of a Paralegal.
This position will follow the hybrid schedule at our corporate offices in Walker, MI; M-W in-office, Th-Fri remote.

Must have:
Knowledge of safety laws, including federal OSHA and/or Immigration.
 The paralegal will assist attorney(s) by providing clerical and research support services including document preparation and review; interviewing clients and witnesses; research, investigations, and fact-checking; and hearing preparation.
 * Communication skills to keep both the attorney and client informed of the process
 * Knowledge of immigration forms, how to fill them out, and how to file them.
 * Knowledge of safety laws, including federal OSHA and MIOSHA.
 * Strong organizational skills to manage multiple cases at different stages.
 * Meets with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to discuss assigned cases or projects.
 * Drafts legal documents including routine pleadings and motions, affidavits, and interrogatories; files motions and pleadings according to judicial procedures.
 * Researches and analyzes statutes, regulations, legal articles, judicial decisions, and other legal sources; provides written analysis to attorneys.
 * Interviews clients and witnesses and prepares summaries of their statements.
 * Prepares, organizes, stores, and retrieves case files, which may include evidence, exhibits, depositions, pleadings, exhibits, and other items.
 * Assists attorneys with trial preparation, which may include attending trials and hearings.
 * Develops and maintain records regarding billable hours spent on specific cases.
 * Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 * Understanding legal language and principles, research methods, court pleadings and processes, and related matters.
 * Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
 * Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
 * Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
 * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
 * Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
 * Ability to maintain confidentiality, and exercise discretion and good judgment.
 * Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
 Education and Experience:
 * Associate degree in Paralegal Studies or related field required; Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies or related field preferred.
 * Paralegal certificate required.
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