Corporate Attorney - Entry Level

  • Priority Waste
  • 45000 River Ridge Drive suite 200, Clinton Township, MI 48038, USA
  • Dec 12, 2023
Full time Legal

Job Description

Job Purpose

In your role as an attorney, you will provide support to the Compliance team by drafting documents, conducting legal research, and performing a variety of administrative tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files, monitoring calendars, meeting deadlines, documenting actions, and tracking case information.
  • Helps develop cases by maintaining contact with people involved, scheduling depositions, preparing, and forwarding summonses and subpoenas, drafting complaints, preparing, and filing discovery requests, preparing responses to opposing counsel and generating status reports.
  • Supports case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review.
  • Drafts investigation reports related to compliance matters. Safeguards employee confidentiality and other company proprietary information.
  • Participate in court appearances for civil infractions and minor misdemeanors.
  • Handle various administrative tasks, ad-hoc legal, employment and compliance projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate profile includes:

  • Must possess a Juris Doctordegree andsuccessfully passed the Bar exam
  • 1 year experience practicing law in a corporate setting preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to meet deadlines regularly
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Solid time management skills with the emphasis on the ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple detail-oriented tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Is self-motivated and requires limited direction.

At Priority Waste, there are fundamental qualities that we look for in all our employees:

  • People who excel in a collaborative environment (team players)
  • A willingness to do whatever the situation calls for
  • An excitement to be part of a growing organization
  • A genuine understanding that the quality of your work has a direct impact on the company’s success