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A Day in the Life of a Legal Technician at Rinke Noonan

Author: Melissa Fransen, Marketing

Our attorneys at Rinke Noonan are supported by a legal staff consisting of Legal Secretaries, Legal Technicians, and Paralegals. I had the opportunity to sit down with Stephanie Bruemmer, one of our talented Legal Technicians, to learn more about her role at Rinke Noonan and what she enjoys about being a part of our team.

Stephanie Bruemmer

Legal Technician Role

As a Legal Technician on our environmental team, Stephanie described her role as somewhat of a mix of Legal Secretary and Paralegal work, working with our Legal Secretaries, Paralegals, and the attorneys she supports on a daily basis. Here are some of the duties that Stephanie has in her role:

  • Scheduling meetings
  • Client communications
  • Drafting and editing documents
  • Record requests
  • Updating files
  • Working on Legal service agreements
  • And, much more

Stephanie enjoys the wide variety of tasks in her role, as well as the team-oriented environment within her team. When asked about her favorite part of her role, Stephanie shared that she loves the opportunity to learn new things and apply those things to her daily duties at work. She enjoys going above and beyond to make a difference on her team and enjoys being a part of the bigger picture of helping our clients.

What Makes a Good Legal Technician?

Prior to joining Rinke Noonan, Stephanie had experience in various customer service and administrative roles. Stephanie’s sister was a Paralegal for many years and Stephanie discovered that she, too, was interested in a career in the legal field and that interest led her to Rinke Noonan. Stephanie just celebrated her two-year anniversary with Rinke Noonan.  

I spent a little time chatting with Stephanie about the traits that she thinks are important for a Legal Technician to be successful in their role. She shared the following:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft products (Word & Excel)
  • Experience with Adobe .pdfs
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to take initiative and learn new things
  • Great listening skills
  • Open-minded
  • Not afraid to ask questions

What Stephanie Enjoys about Rinke Noonan

Stephanie’s favorite thing about working at Rinke Noonan is the people. She shared that she really enjoys working with her team. Stephanie joined the firm two months before the pandemic started, which was a unique challenge on its own; however, Stephanie said that training went smoothly and she felt supported and a part of the team from day one. Stephanie works a hybrid model at Rinke Noonan with a couple of days in the office and a few days remotely.

Stephanie mentioned that she really appreciates the benefits we receive as employees at Rinke Noonan, especially the 100% employee-paid health insurance. She also appreciates the opportunity to attend events that Rinke Noonan sponsors in the community and she enjoys the activities put on by Rinke Noonan’s Social Committee.

If you are interested in learning more about a career at Rinke Noonan or are interested in becoming a client, reach out to us!  

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