Attorney, Labor and Employment (Associate)

5.19.2022

LOCATION: Detroit, Troy, or Ann Arbor

GENERAL PURPOSE:  Perform the general duties of a labor and employment associate by performing legal research, drafting and managing discovery, creating legal documents, attending hearings, conducting depositions, responding to EEOC and MDCR Charges, managing and advising clients on legal issues involving employees, and providing support and assistance to partner-level litigation attorneys during all phases of employment related litigation and traditional labor matters.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct thorough and high-quality legal research
  • Assist with all areas of discovery including, but not limited to; drafting discovery requests, responses to discovery requests, preparation of initial disclosures and witness preparation
  • Prepare legal briefs and other pleadings
  • Work with partner-level attorneys to determine documents and information to produce, manner of production, and selection of vendors
  • Respond to EEOC and MDCR charges
  • Handle various aspects of employment related litigation, such as motion hearings, mediations and depositions
  • Prepare trial materials
  • Attend and assist at pretrial, trial, and post trial proceedings

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 4-7 years’ experience in employment related litigation and client counseling;
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Good organizational and project management skills
  • Experience in managing discovery
  • Experience in taking and defending depositions
  • Proficient in the use of on-line legal research services and legal resources available on the internet including Westlaw
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Experience in traditional labor matters a plus

EDUCATION AND LICENSING

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited law school
  • Admitted to the Michigan State Bar, or eligible to promptly become admitted

To submit your resume or for information regarding current career opportunities, please contact recruiting@butzel.com

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