Legal Assistant - Business (Detroit)

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with more than 875 attorneys and approximately 1,500 on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is currently seeking a Legal Assistant to join our Business practice group in our Detroit (Southfield) Office.

We are seeking a Legal Assistant with 2+ years’ legal assistant experience to support our Business practice group in our Detroit (Southfield) office. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy—in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients. This is an entry-level position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exhibits outstanding client service orientation in greeting guests, scheduling meetings, and coordinating telephone conferences.
  • Provides skilled, proactive administrative support to Business attorneys and others, on occasion as needed.
  • Displays strong attention to detail.
  • Responds to requests with a sense of urgency and effectively prioritizes work.
  • Prepares and reviews letters and memoranda according to Firm standards using word processing and document management systems.
  • Proactively monitors deadlines.
  • Processes requests for payment and reimbursements.
  • Creates, maintains and retires files in accordance with Taft’s Information Governance Policy.
  • Assists in managing client contacts, emails, and print documents as well as processing mail.
  • Clearly communicates in a concise, professional manner.
  • Transcribes dictation as needed.


  • 2+ years’ legal assistant experience, preferably in Business Law.
  • Some education beyond high school or other coursework related to the legal industry preferred.
  • Proficiency in the following software applications strongly preferred:
    • Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
    • Kofax PDF Converter
    • DocuSign (desired)
    • DeskSite/FileSite/iManage (desired)
    • BigHand Dictation (desired)

Interested candidates may apply here.

Taft is a State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Affirmative Action Employer as required in those jurisdictions. Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP participates in E-VERIFY.