Legal Secretary-Detroit Legal

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Detroit, MI

The Auto Club Group

AAA was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of lobbying for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles — all to better promote the love of the open road and the adventure of driving. Since then, AAA has grown to over 50 million members strong, while providing valuable membership services such as roadside assistance. Additionally, AAA has broadened its horizons to include all types of travel-related services, as well as offer a variety of insurance and financial products and services. Today’s AAA is a national federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you’re traveling around the world or to the corner grocery store, planning a honeymoon or weekend road trip, learning to drive or in need of a battery boost, the best way to begin your journey is with AAA.

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members and customers across 11 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second largest AAA club in North America.&nbsp;<br /><br /> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><strong><strong style="font-style: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Work Environment:</u></strong></strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 300;">Works in a temperature controlled office environment.</p> The Auto Club Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a base salary with performance based incentives; medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), generous time off, a complimentary AAA Membership and much more!
Responsibilities: <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Under general direction provides secretarial support to one or more assigned attorneys or staff members.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Maintains filing systems and records using case management software. &nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Types and transcribes memos, letters, charts, legal documents and related correspondence for assigned staff.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Composes correspondence as required.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Answers the telephone and makes calls in a professional and confidential manner.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Routes telephone calls as necessary and takes detailed messages.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Schedules and records all appointment dates for attorney meetings such as depositions and court hearings.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Maintains appointment calendar and informs attorney of dates. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Confirms attendance of involved parties. Works with other secretaries and paralegals as part of a team to complete joint projects</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Establishes and maintains a series of files for each case or matter along with a corresponding electronic diary system.&nbsp; Advises staff or management regularly regarding items requiring attention or action.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Initiates and completes routine forms required by courts, plaintiff's attorney, etc. and submits them on a timely basis.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;Reviews other correspondence for key dates and names. Records pertinent information and files.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Determines what mail should be referred to the attorney or to other client departments.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Processes all invoices from outside counsel and ensures proper and timely payment.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Track outside counsel payments via electronic database.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Prepares check requests for settlement/court checks.&nbsp; Maintains own records of all transactions.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Contacts other business clients or attorneys regarding adjournments and court cases, informs clients of court dates, responds to inquiries regarding case information and coordinates case peculiarities with court personnel (scheduling of motions, adjournments, miscellaneous hearings).</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Prepares internal office correspondence, legal opinions, etc.&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Maintains files required by attorneys.</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Contacts appropriate organizations as directed to obtain medical records or related documents useful to the case.</span></li> <li>Closes settled files.<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;"><br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium;">Assists receptionist clerk/mail clerk as necessary.</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;"><strong><strong style="font-style: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Preferred Qualifications:&nbsp;</u></strong></strong></p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Legal Secretary and business experience &nbsp; &nbsp;</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;">Knowledge of:</p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Medical terminology</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Business or insurance terms</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><strong><strong style="font-style: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Required Qualifications:</u></strong></strong></p> <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Education:</u></p> <ul style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">High School Diploma or the equivalent&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;">Administrative experience in/with:</p> <ul style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Organization and planning</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Tracking and entering bill payments from vendors in an electronic database</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Scheduling appointments, meetings, agendas, itineraries and work priorities</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Researching and summarizing information utilizing&nbsp; research software &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Compiling, reviewing and interpreting requests for information and data</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;"><span style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Extensive experience utilizing P.C. software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, VISIO )</span></li> </ul> <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;"><strong><strong style="font-style: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Knowledge and Skills:</u></strong></strong></p> <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Knowledge of:</p> <ul style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Legal and business terminology&nbsp;</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Legal/court procedures&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;">Skills:</p> <ul style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Accurately type 50 wpm</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Excellent grammar and spelling skills</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Telephone etiquette and procedures</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Format and prepare letters, memos and reports</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Establish and maintain files</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Receive and assist visitors</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Communicate effectively with the public and others in a work environment</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Maintain a diary system</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Prepare legal documents for litigation</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Research and summarize information</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Compose routine correspondence</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints</li> </ul>