De Armas & De Armas Law, PLLC Legal Assistant Detroit, MI · Full time

We're looking for a fully Spanish speaking individual interested in working in the legal field as an assistant to our attorneys in immigration-related cases.

Description

De Armas & De Armas Law, PLLC, a boutique law firm in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, is seeking a Legal Assistant (Spanish speaking REQUIRED) to join our growing team. Our practice consists of immigration defense, criminal law, and family law cases. The bulk of our work however is with the Hispanic community and mostly immigration related. We're currently a team of 10 looking to add more to our DDL family. We're a fun group -- We have administrative work days where we dress casually and have lunch together, conduct monthly team building and outings to get to know each other, and prioritize physical and mental health. We have an employee recognition program that recognizes and promotes great work and rewards employees with gift cards and other prizes.


We are looking for a self motivated individual to ensure smooth running of the office and effective case management. You will provide a broad spectrum of legal services under the supervision of an attorney and paralegal. Duties may include assisting with filing various court documents, meeting with clients and preparing forms, drafting templates and calendaring. Although not required, the ideal candidate will have assistant and or office experience, be familiar with writing, coping, and printing, calendaring/docketing, and various legal administrative duties. It's very important that our future team member is ORGANIZED and great at time management. You will spend 2-4 weeks with hands on training and shadowing the team as well as visiting the courts and judges to familiarize yourself with our work.


Looking for applicants with great organizational skills, ability to multitask, self-motivator, strong attention to detail, and a willingness to learn and help wherever needed. Must be a dedicated professional with a positive attitude. If you are looking for a new opportunity or wanting to get into the legal field, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectation for consideration! The pay is hourly and is based on experience. Base pay is $17+ but can be more depending on your experience with the field. Consideration for pay increase are done after quarter after a performance review with the administration.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to lawyer and enhance office effectiveness
  • Handle communication with clients, etc.
  • Form preparation using office software
  • Prepare case briefs and summarize depositions, interrogatories and testimony
  • Type up and file basic legal documents and correspondence
  • Monitor deadlines and calendar court dates
  • Editing and finalizing litigation documents
  • Filing with State and Federal courts (including e-filing)
  • General administrative duties, such as answering phones, expense reports, and other tasks as needed
  • Assist with Firm's social marketing efforts

Skills:

  • Fluent Spanish speaker!!!!!
  • Excellent customer service skills: conduct intake process with potential clients, meet with clients, and have excellent phone skills
  • Satisfactory knowledge of day-to-day operations of a legal office
  • Excellent secretarial and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and research skills
  • Strong writing skills along with attention to detail
  • Ability to learn extensive computer and legal database software


Job Types: Full-time


Benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Bonuses based on performance
  • Team outings paid for by the firm
  • Flexible PTO


Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


Experience:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Fluent Spanish speaker- can read and write spanish
  • Previous office experience, preferred


Job Type: Full-time


Salary: From $16.00 per hour


Expected hours: 40 per week


Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


Travel requirement:

  • No travel


COVID-19 considerations:

Masks and hand sanitizer are available at the office for any and all that use to utilize them. 


Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Microsoft Office: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Office: 1 year (Required)

Language:

  • Spanish (Required)

Work Location: In person

Salary

$17 - $20 per hour