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Legal Assistant/Paralegal (Special Services - ARPA)

Company: City of Detroit
Location: Detroit
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Legal Assistant/Paralegal (Special Services - ARPA) Print (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/detroit/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=3494959&sharedWindow=0) Apply Legal Assistant/Paralegal (Special Services - ARPA) Salary $20,000.00 - $49,900.00 AnnuallyLocation MI 48226, MIJob TypeSpecial Service-Temp Seasonal (usually fulltime)DepartmentARPA STAFFINGJob Number202203929101ARPADM

  • Description
  • Benefits DescriptionHow would you like to work for a Law Firm that is the most diverse in the Nation?
    • Has some of the best lawyers in the state always available for consults
    • Relaxed and Collegial
    • Located in the exciting Downtown Detroit36-month temporary position requires experienced professional legal support service to attorneys performing blight remediation work by providing administrative support, performing legal research, drafting of legal documents, preparing routine communications, data maintenance, and assisting in preparation for adversarial hearings. Examples of DutiesWe are looking for people who are excited to thrive in an environment of impactful change. What You'll Be Doing
      • Perform legal, business entity, and property research under the direction of an attorney.
      • Draft legal documents and correspondence including but not limited to briefs, pleadings, stipulations, discovery requests, leases, deeds, contracts, and other legal documents.
      • Locate property owners and resident agents, research facts to obtain necessary information.
      • Locate, collect, organize, review, and summarize documents.
      • Maintain databases of actions, information, or processes in Excel or Smartsheet.
      • Assist attorneys in preparing for hearings including scheduling, organization of documents, data, and witnesses, providing information as needed, and identification and compilation of trial exhibits.
      • Maintain and operate computerized databases for docket control, case management, calendaring, and litigation support purposes.
      • Provide administrative assistance such as preparation of case statistic reports, case summaries, blight litigation activity reports, and other reports as requested by management.
      • File pleadings and other legal documents with courts or administrative agencies; e-file documents in all courts; file property or tax liens.Minimum Qualifications
        • Successful completion of an American Bar Association approved paralegal/legal studies program.
        • Three years of work experience as a Legal Assistant
        • -OR-
        • Associate degree with specialization in paralegal studies from an American Bar Association approved institution.
        • Two years of work experience as a Legal Assistant.
        • -OR-
        • Bachelors degree with specialization in paralegal studies, legal studies, or legal administration from an American Bar Association approved institution.
        • Six months of work experience as a Legal Assistant.Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted to meet the education and experience requirements of this position.Supplemental InformationWhat Well Offer in Return
          • Generous paid time off,
          • Free/reduced parking,
          • World-class training that promotes life-long learning and development
          • Vast array of career opportunities
          • Ability to drive social impact at the community level
          • Ability to contribute to the success of the City of Detroit Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position. Medical Plan Offering for Administrative Special Services EmployeesThe City of Detroit is pleased to continue to provide a medical plan option to our Administrative Special Services Employees for the 2020 plan year. This plan is provided by Blue Care Network of Michigan and utilizes their PCP Focus Network. This plan provides you with the opportunity to receive an enhanced level of benefits and pay less out of your paycheck for your medical plan. There are two important requirements that you should consider and understand if you should decide to enroll in this plan. You will have to choose a primary care physician that serves within the PCP Focus network. This primary care physician coordinates your care. The network includes over 22,000 Primary Care Physicians. There are also Wellness Requirements that you (the subscriber) must meet in order to remain in the enhanced level of benefit.Administrative Special Services Staff (Exempt) are eligible for the following benefits:
            • CURRENT SICK LEAVE Granted (3) months of continuous service. (1) day per month, not to exceed (12) days per year.
            • VACATION Granted (1) day per pay period, not to exceed 20 days per fiscal year
            • PAID HOLIDAYS Granted if paid for 600 straight time hours in the (12) months prior to the holiday
            • MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT - Granted on same basis as regular employees.
            • WORKERS COMPENSATION Covered by applicable laws.
            • UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION - Covered by applicable laws.
            • HOSPITALIZATION You are eligible to purchase healthcare benefits for yourself and your dependents under a group rate. You will be responsible for the full premium, no employer contribution will be applied. Please review the Health Care Plan Options Booklet for more detailed information.
            • This position is not eligible for the City Pension Plan, dental, vision, optical, death, life, disability, funeral, reserve sick or jury duty. Administrative Special Services Staff (Non-Exempt) are eligible for the following benefits:
              • CURRENT SICK LEAVE Granted (3) months of continuous service. (1) Day per month, not to exceed (12) days per year.
              • VACATION Granted on the following basis:Terms of Service Vacation leave Earned Less than 6 months NoneAfter 6 months & (1000 work hours)5 daysAfter 1 year An additional 5 days2-5 years 10 days6-7 years 11 days8-9 years 12 days10-12 years 13 days15- years15- years
                • PAID HOLIDAYS Granted if paid for 600 straight time hours in the (12) months prior to the holiday
                • OVERTIME - Granted on same basis as regular employees.
                • MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT - Granted on same basis as regular employees.
                • WORKERS COMPENSATION Covered by applicable laws.
                • UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION - Covered by applicable laws.
                • HOSPITALIZATION You are eligible to purchase healthcare benefits for yourself and your dependents under a group rate. You will be responsible for the full premium; no employer contribution will be applied. Please review the Health Care Plan Options Booklet for more detailed information.
                • This position is not eligible for the City Pension Plan, dental, vision, optical, death, life, disability, funeral, reserve sick or jury duty. AgencyCity of DetroitAddressColeman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave ste 316 Detroit, Michigan, 48226 Websitehttp://www.detroitmi.gov/Detroit-Opportunities/Find-A-Job Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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