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ALA Management ConnectionsSM accepts ads for legal administrator positions, as well as support staff positions such as legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, law clerks and other non-lawyer positions. Ads are also welcome for positions in professional service organizations (such as consulting and accounting firms) that require skills similar to those of a legal administrator or functional specialist. ALA is not currently accepting ads for lawyers, or for management positions in service industries and retail settings.


Employee Benefits Paralegal
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Post Date: July 28, 2017
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Employee Benefits Paralegal
 
We have an immediate opening in our Employee Benefits practice group in our Milwaukee office.  We seek an entry-level professional to work as a full time Employee Benefits Paralegal who is eager to learn new skills while supporting a team of attorneys and other professionals.
 
You will join a well- established Employee Benefits Practice with over 40 attorneys and paralegals.  Reinhart’s Employee Benefits group has the resources to advise clients across three major areas of benefits law: Corporate Benefits, Public Plans (Government) and Taft-Hartley. National in scope representing clients in more than 40 states, our Employee Benefits attorneys have an average of 20 years of benefits experience, and they bring that knowledge to bear for our clients every day, interpreting challenging language and distilling complex rules and regulations.
 
As part of our Employee Benefits team, some of the essential duties and responsibilities will include: 

  • Organizing and preparing materials in advance of quarterly client meetings;
  • Amending and restating retirement and health and welfare plans;
  • Interpreting benefit plan documents;
  • Drafting summary plan descriptions, participant notices, administrative forms and other plan related documents;
  • Preparing government agency filings. 
Proficiency and experience working with Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, and excellent computer and internet skills are required. Candidates must be comfortable working independently and in a team atmosphere.
 
Qualified candidates must possess:
  • excellent organizational and communication skills
  • extraordinary attention to detail with  a strong commitment to efficiency and accuracy
  • the ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines 
This position also requires critical thinking, problem-solving ability and the willingness to ask questions and to follow up as needed. 
 
At a minimum, you must have a bachelor's degree.  This position does not require prior paralegal and/or employee benefits experience, but you must be a quick learner with an active interest in acquiring and applying new skills.  The successful candidate will also be committed to and enthusiastic about using strong client service strategies.
 
We measure our success by the contributions we make to each client's success.  If you can demonstrate the skills and commitment required for this position, we invite you to  forward your resume with a cover letter, college transcripts and a writing sample to:
 
            Cindy Miilu-Draper
            Employee Relations and Staff Recruiting Manager
            Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
            1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700
            Milwaukee, WI  53202
 
Or e-mail Cindy at cmiilu@reinhartlaw.com.
 


Finance
Simpson & Deardorff, S.C.
Post Date: Oct. 5, 2017
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Part-Time Bookkeeper

A part time position is available in our fast-paced, civil litigation law firm located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward.  Work 20-25 hours per week assisting office manager with bookkeeping duties including, but not limited to, client billing, A/R, firm A/P, expense reimbursements, bank and credit card reconciliations, and overall accounting functions. Provide support to the office manager and shareholders with various other administrative financial and reporting functions.  Paid parking is included and eligibility for participation in the firm’s 401(k) Investment Plan.

Requirements

Bookkeeping experience is required.  Legal experience is highly desirable, as is proficiency in Tabs3 software.  Must understand basic accounting principles, be proficient with 10-key calculating, and demonstrate a typing speed of 65wpm.  Must be comfortable with online banking and electronic billing systems.  Must be able to handle confidential matters with the highest level of trustworthiness and professionalism.  Excellent problem-solving, proofreading and organizational skills are required.  Must be detail-oriented and be able to independently manage many diverse tasks.  We need a dependable, motivated team player who possesses the ability to be productive in a demanding environment.

Please submit a cover letter with resume and salary requirements to:

Carrie A. Fox
Office Manager
Simpson & Deardorff, S.C.
311 E. Chicago St., Ste. 410
Milwaukee, WI  53202
 


Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Affeldt Law Offices, S.C.
Post Date: Sept. 15, 2017
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We are looking for an experienced paralegal / legal assistant who is looking for an opportunity to succeed in their role and develop their knowledge and skills. If you do not possess experience but believe you have other qualities which would make you an asset to our firm, we encourage you to apply.

The right individual would be responsible for managing a vast case load consisting of various legal matters, including but not limited to: estate planning, probate, trust administration, corporate matters, guardianship, and real estate matters. You are not required to have experience in all areas but some legal experience in at least one of the above-listed areas is preferred.

The right candidate would be able to draft high quality legal documents, communicate professionally with staff, clients and other professionals, and be able to manage a varying case load while working proactively and independently. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel and electronic file management systems is required.

We offer a pleasant work environment, an opportunity for growth along with an excellent salary and benefits program.

Please respond with your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to: Kirsty.reardon@affeldtlaw.com


Michael Best and Friedrich LLP
Post Date: July 21, 2017
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Michael Best is seeking a Legal Assistant or Paralegal to join the Wealth Planning Practice Group in the Manitowoc office. Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
 
Description:
Michael Best is seeking a Legal Assistant or Paralegal to join the Wealth Planning Practice Group in the Manitowoc office. Qualified candidates will have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft estate planning documents including Wills, Trusts, Agreements, Powers of Attorney and ancillary planning documents
  • Prepare probate estate and trust documents such as petitions, motions, domiciliary letters, inventories, accountings and notices, fiduciary income and estate tax returns
  • Maintain positive relations with clients through regular communication; gather information, answer questions, provide status updates; communicating with clients as to billing issues and status of matters
  • Transcribe, type, proofread and finalize legal documents, correspondence, memos, charts, billings and reports from dictation, handwritten or existing documents, as directed by assigned legal staff
  • Utilize software programs for billable time entry, maintain billing records and open new client accounts
  • Create accountings and reports using Excel
  • Prepare letters/emails to clients
Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to effectively, professionally and positively communicate with clients, attorneys and co-workers
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Strong reading comprehension and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage heavy caseload
  • Professional demeanor and willingness to work proactively as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)Education and/or Experience Requirements:
  • Five years of experience in a legal environment, with specific experience in wealth planning and/or probate and trust administration
  • Paralegal certificate or Associate or Bachelor's Degree in accounting or tax related coursework will also be considered
  • Experience in income tax practice, with associated accounting and bookkeeping skills preferred
Compensation:
  •  Very competitive and commensurate with experience
How to Apply: Through Michael Best website


Litigation Legal Administrative Assistant
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Post Date: July 28, 2017
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Litigation Legal Administrative Assistant
 
We have an immediate opening in our Milwaukee office for a Legal Administrative Assistant in our Litigation Department.  We seek an energetic professional to support the attorneys and paralegals in meeting the needs and demands of the firm's Litigation clients.
 
You will join a supportive, hard-working team of legal professionals who are dedicated to providing creative yet practical solutions to our clients' needs. You will work closely with 4 to 5 timekeepers in an environment that has an outstanding reputation for innovation and excellent client service.
 
As part of our Litigation team, some of the essential duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Type from rough draft, handwritten materials and/or dictation into proper format.
  • Compose basic or routine letters/transmittal e-mails.
  • Enter timekeepers' time entries.
  • Proofread for spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Schedule and calendar appointments, meetings, depositions, etc.; make travel arrangements and complete expense reports.
  • Obtain/maintain contact information.
  • Serve as back-up to other assistants.
  • Perform general research for timekeepers.
  • Monitor e-mail, regular mail and voice mail.
  • Organize and maintain filings (including electronic filing) and files; assist timekeepers with organizing projects.
  • Answer phones and resolve questions or concerns from clients, other attorneys and co-workers.
  • Format briefs, pleadings and other legal documents accurately and timely.
  • File legal documents (e-filing skills preferred) within state and federal systems procedures.
This position requires superior administrative skills.  You must be a professional with 3-5 years of administrative assistance experience.  Previous Litigation experience strongly preferred.  A Bachelors' Degree is a plus.
 
Other required qualifications include:
  • Typing speed of at least 65 wpm.
  • Familiar with the rules of WI and/or other State and Federal Court systems.
  • Excellent written, oral and e-mail communication skills.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Supportive and comfortable in a team environment.
  • Prioritize and handle/complete multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Outstanding customer service/interpersonal skills.
  • Strong technology skills.Demonstrated familiarity and experience with Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with a commitment to accuracy.
  • Solid grammar, spelling, vocabulary and language skills.
  • Efficient, flexible and patient.
  • Complete discretion and tactfulness with confidential information.
We measure our success by the contributions we make to each client's success.  If you can demonstrate the skills and commitment required for this position, we welcome you to discover the Reinhart Advantage.  Please respond with your resume and cover letter to:
 
            Cindy Miilu-Draper
            Employee Relations & Staff Recruiting Manager
            Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
            1000 North Water Street
            Suite 1700
            Milwaukee, WI  53202
            Or e-mail Cindy at cmiilu@reinhartlaw.com
 


Paralegal
Davis & Kuelthau, s.c.
Post Date: Oct. 13, 2017
Website

Davis & Kuelthau, a leading tax, trusts, estates and succession planning practice, seeks an experienced paralegal in their Brookfield office. Interested candidates should have the ability to compile and prepare accountings of information received from bank, brokerage and other financial institutions. Experience in fiduciary income tax preparation, as well as trust, estate, and probate administration preferred.
 
Minimum requirements are an undergraduate degree or three years of relevant experience.
 
We offer a competitive pay and benefits package including competitive pay, 401(k), as well as health, dental and vision insurance.
 
Qualified candidates shall submit their resume to ssalisott@dkattorneys.com


Project Center Specialist
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Post Date: July 28, 2017
Website

Project Center Specialist

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. is a full-service business-oriented law firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  We have offices in Chicago, Rockford, Denver, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Madison, and Waukesha with a national and international client base.

We are seeking an experienced Project Center Specialist to join the firm's Project Center. Under the direction of the Project Center Manager, the Project Center Specialist will assist the firm's attorneys, paralegals and support staff with overflow work and other higher-level requests.

We offer our employees a collaborative working environment dedicated to producing superior results.  In addition, we offer competitive compensation and benefits and the training and resources to help employees succeed.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Word:  Must be able to apply and reformat automatic numbering and paragraph styles, use track changes, create and format tables of contents and tables of authorities, create forms, and set up mail merges.
  • Excel: Cell/number formatting, formula creation, pivot tables and charts, execute revisions.
  • PowerPoint: Apply animation, reformat existing documents using firm templates, and execute revisions.
  • Visio: Create flow charts, execute revisions.
  • Adobe: Create forms, create PDF portfolios, and execute simple revisions.
  • Edit video and audio files.
  • Accurately adhere to internal firm style.
This position requires superior administrative skills with a minimum of three to five years related experience in a law firm, legal department or other service industry.  An Associates' degree and/or Bachelors' degree is preferred.  Other required qualifications include:
  • Excellent written, oral and e-mail communication skills.
  • Superior grammar, spelling, vocabulary and language skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a willingness to investigate problems.
  • Ability to work comfortably in a team environment, but also individually.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle/complete multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Outstanding customer service/interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to display complete discretion and tactfulness with confidential information.
We measure our success by the contributions we make to each client's success.  If you can demonstrate the skills and commitment required for this position, we welcome you to discover the Reinhart Advantage.  Please respond with your resume and cover letter to:
Cindy Miilu-Draper
Employee Relations & Staff Recruiting Manager
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Suite 1700
1000 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
 
Or e-mail Cindy at cmiilu@reinhartlaw.com
 


Receptionist
Michael Best and Friedrich
Post Date: Sept. 12, 2017
Website

Michael Best is seeking a Receptionist to join the Manitowoc office.  In all activities, the receptionist delivers the Firm's first impression to visitors and clients.  The receptionist is expected to provide excellent customer service and professionalism to clients, employees, and visitors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Answer and transfer phone calls
• Greet and direct visitors
• Schedule office resources such as conference rooms and visitor offices
• Assign, set up, and clean conference rooms and visitor offices as necessary
• Staff firm-sponsored events as necessary
• Submit expense reports using online application
 
• Support Records Department with file management as necessary
• Process mail, interoffice routings, and overnight deliveries
• Other office administrative tasks as needed
• Order catering for office events
• Administer activity passes and transportation passes

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
 
• Excellent customer service, professional demeanor, and attention to detail
• Interpersonal skills
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Meeting Planner
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word

Education and/or Experience Requirements:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• 2 years of receptionist or administrative experience

Compensation:
•  Very competitive and commensurate with experience


Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C.
Post Date: July 12, 2017
Website

Downtown Milwaukee law firm seeks full time receptionist with at least 2 to 3 years experience.  This position is responsible for coordination of external and internal communications via a multi-line telephone system, screening and directing calls to the correct recipient, greeting and assisting clients and visitors, maintaining and scheduling conference rooms, and performing various clerical duties primarily to assist our accounting department as well as various projects as assigned.  Candidate must be well organized, juggle multiple/changing priorities, polished, professional and articulate.  Professional phone etiquette, interpersonal skills, a strong customer service attitude and the ability to handle escalated and time critical issues are essential.  Data entry experience, proven mathematical skills and/or experience in the legal field a plus.  Must be reliable and dependable.  We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package.  Please include resume and wage requirements when applying.


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