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Trustpoint One
July 10, 2024
St. Joseph, Michigan
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Trustpoint.One is pleased to assist a well-respected law firm in its search for a General Practice Associate to join the firm’s office in Niles or St. Joseph, Michigan.  This is a great opportunity for Attorneys with a variety of expertise including litigation real estate, family law and estate planning.

Associate Responsibilities:

-             Draft pleadings, motions, and briefs.

-             Attend legal proceedings, such as motion hearings, evidentiary hearings, mediations, and depositions.

-             Assist with all areas of discovery including, but not limited to; drafting discovery requests, drafting responses to discovery requests, preparation of initial disclosures, and witness preparation.

-             Work with partner-level attorneys to determine documents and information to produce, manner of production, and selection of vendors.

-             Organize, review, and maintain documents produced; perform, supervise, or coordinate coding of case documents and development of databases and/or other litigation support applications.

-             Review and analyze documents for responsiveness to discovery requests; monitor the status and completeness of discovery responses.

-             Review and assemble deposition, trial, and motion exhibits.

-             Index and summarize deposition testimony and exhibits.

-             Gather impeaching materials for adverse experts including prior testimony, transcripts, articles, and publications.

-             Prepare trial materials.

-             Attend and assist at pretrial, trial, and post-trial proceedings.

-             Meet with clients, draft Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives, irrevocable trusts, and business planning documents.

-             Advise on estate, gift, GST tax, and income tax matters. Primary areas include estate and tax planning for mid to high-net-worth individuals and families, income tax, transfer tax  and charitable planning.

-             Involved in estate administration matters, including estate, fiduciary income, and gift tax returns, counseling fiduciaries in estate and trust settlement and administration, preparing and filing probate administration documents and attending hearings in probate matters.

-             Support other attorneys as needed.

-             Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and businesses involved in litigation.

-             Demonstrate an ability to cultivate and generate new client relationships. Manage new and existing client relationships.

-             Conduct research and draft memos for partners.


-             Must be a graduate of an accredited law school.

-             Admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan or ability to obtain admission upon commencement of employment.

-             4-8 years’ experience required.

              Excellent written and oral presentation skills.

-             Ability to accurately summarize complex problems and proposed solutions.

-             Good organizational and project management skills. Superior legal writing skills.

-             Proficient in the use of on-line legal research services and legal resources.

-             Demonstrates expertise in a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures.

-             Experience with use of document/discovery data bases (e.g. Relativity) is preferred.

All candidates must be able to work at a computer screen for a sustained amount of time.

Qualified attorneys are encouraged to submit a resume in Word format.

Trustpoint.One provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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