Legal Assistant
Shannon Smith Law
Bloomfield Hills, MI US
Posted ago
Shannon Smith Law

Are you a confident and capable self-starter looking for a great growth opportunity? We are looking for a legal assistant to add to our team. 

Shannon Smith Law, PC has a hard-earned reputation for defending some of the most challenging criminal cases brought over the last decade. 

As a legal assistant on our team, you’ll be representing the firm and greeting clients. You are the face and voice of the office and help people who are looking for our legal services. In addition to being the first contact with the public, you will support the legal team's work with clients.

As a member of a premier professional team, you will have the opportunity to discover new technical skills, develop customer service techniques, and improve your time management knowledge. 

We are dedicated to helping all our team members reach their goals and achieve excellence. For the right applicant, this position also has potential for education and growth into higher-level legal and/or administrative positions.

By making the decision to join us, you'll open yourself up to countless possibilities for growth and success. And best of all, you'll be doing work that you're passionate about and that makes a difference in the world. 

If you are confident, independent, decisive, and take responsibility for your actions, then we would love to hear from you.

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Love to work within established systems, standards, and procedures
  • Want to help others by providing support, follow-through, and empathetic communication
  • Are passionate about helping people, without judgment. When our clients hire us, they are going through an extremely emotionally difficult period in their lives, and our goal is to help make their lives better, protect their reputations and families, and do so with empathy
  • Thrive in a cooperative, collaborative atmosphere
  • Enjoy task-focused work which requires creative problem solving 
  • Thrive in stable, consistent methods and can excel in detailed work in a supportive team environment
  • Enjoy being a part of a team that is doing important work
  • Love a challenge, can learn quickly, and love details
  • Pay attention to detail, detail, and more detail
  • Have a great sense of humor!

Compensation: $19 - $23 per hour + bonuses (Salary commensurate with experience)

Responsibilities

  • Provide kind, courteous communication while receiving visitors to our office
  • Provide excellent customer service while answering, screening, and forwarding incoming phone calls
  • Manage the calendar system to schedule and confirm appointments via phone, email, and schedulers
  • Receive, sort, and process daily mail
  • Manage intake of potential clients with attention to detail for information while providing empathetic communication skills
  • Provide assistance to legal team by preparing draft correspondence and other assistance to paralegals and lawyers
  • Manage and replenish office supplies
  • Enter case information into the web-based case management system
  • Maintain reception area and set up rooms for meetings
  • Provide efficiency in other clerical receptionist duties such as filing (mainly electronically), photocopying, scanning, and processing documents

Qualifications

  • A passion for meeting new people and learning new things
  • Ability to show compassion for other people’s problems
  • Ability to nurture relationships with our clients, consultants, vendors, and the community to create positive, successful, connections
  • Ability to follow firm guidelines and policies
  • A desire to master this job and take on new responsibilities to grow and improve your skills 
  • Previous office experience is preferred
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office is preferred
  • Self-motivated to achieve goals consistently and efficiently
  • People focused on a helpful service orientation 
  • Ability to work within a team environment while maintaining individual accountability 
  • Strong organizational skills with both the ability to follow set procedures as well as create organization when the structure does not yet exist
  • A patient and consistent approach to maintaining established standards, guidelines, and procedures

When our clients hire us, they are going through an extremely emotionally difficult period in their lives, and our goal is to help make their lives better, protect their reputations and families, and do so with empathy. Please look at our firm’s website. The cases we handle are hard. We represent many who are falsely accused, and because of that, we work tirelessly to protect the constitutional rights of all of our clients no matter the situation.

Benefits:

Bonuses

Health insurance, including dental and vision available after 90 days.

Retirement account with company match after 180 days.

Paid vacation and holidays.

Compensation
$19 - $23 per hour + bonuses
About Shannon Smith Law

We protect the rights and the freedom of professionals and parents accused of sex crimes and child abuse.

Shannon Smith Law, PC has taken on some of the most complex criminal cases pursued in Michigan state and federal courts since our founding.

We are a serious law firm for serious charges. We frequently take the most difficult cases. 

Why? Because we believe that a vigorous defense is crucial to keeping ‘justice’ in the criminal justice system.

We work tirelessly, ethically, and relentlessly to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our team thrives on the values of integrity and empathy in a team-oriented environment. The firm provides extensive training, supervision, and mentoring to help our attorneys and our support staff develop the skills necessary to provide exceptional representation to our clients.

Join us today and unlock your greatness. Together, we can create change.

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