Paralegal

Location
Washington, DC
Salary
Base pay to 70k plus full benefits package to include tuition reimbursement
Posted
Jul 22, 2022
Closes
Aug 16, 2022
Ref
7729348
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Position Overview: Performs paralegal functions for the department, including legal and general research; document preparation and filing; assessment and summation of legal documents; and discreet handling of sensitive legal documents. Assists with all functions of the department, including database management; project management; workroom management; meeting planning; and general administrative support. Interacts with all levels of staff (while handling confidential information) and provides excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with the attorneys in the department manages and implements the association's contract process, including the following tasks. Serves as point of contact for contract requests. Prepares initial drafts of routine contracts. Shepherds contracts through internal approvals. Maintains files and all agreements and tracks progress to ensure timely execution. This position requires you to have excellent computer, communication, and organization skills to operate diverse programs and applications.
  • Assists with work on corporate legal matters, including the following: Works with the legal department and the Human Resources department on personnel issues. Uses appropriate discretion in handling sensitive confidential materials. Assists attorneys with tracking and monitoring intellectual property matters for the association, its subsidiaries, and its foundation. Manages billing and contracts for all contracts with outside counsel. Assists with the development of other corporate policies.
  • Prepares, proofreads, and finalizes complex legal and business documents, including regulatory filings, corporate legal documents, and a variety of commercial documents dealing with a diverse array of matters. Uses excellent oral and written communications and good attention to detail to discuss, proofread, edit and check citations in legal documents. Arranges for filing and service of pleadings on government agencies and courts. Interacts professionally with all levels of internal and external stakeholders. Provides excellent customer service.
  • Performs basic legal and other research on WestLaw, the internet, government- and industry-related websites. Researches and obtains information and materials from other internal stakeholders government agencies, member companies, other associations, and organizations, exercising research skills and sound judgment. Proactively solves problems creatively, using good judgment, resourcefulness, and experience. Reviews the Federal Register daily and issues clear, concise weekly updates to staff, flagging relevant corporate, environment, and industry issues.
  • Helps plan, prepare, run and attend department meetings, as needed, including biannual Legal Committee meetings and cyber-security law conferences.
  • Uses excellent computer skills to operate many programs and applications, including MS Office business applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), CoreIntegrator, NetForum, Real Magnet, WestLaw, GroupSite, the internet, and other relevant programs as needed, and applies these skills to a legal environment. Manages electronic databases of templates and other documents. Uses executive administrative skills to draft and finalize correspondence, coordinate schedules and meetings (both in-house and off-site) on an as-needed basis; prepares and processes accounting and budget items; handles mail and mailing lists, telephone, and other telecom matters; and provides general administrative support as necessary.


Job Requirements

Skills:
  • Excellent computer skills - MS Office Suite, WestLaw, the internet, operation of listservs, and project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Excellent management skills for overseeing projects, electronic databases, and contract management.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a large volume/variety of work; detail-oriented; ability to appropriately handle confidential information; and work independently but seek assistance when appropriate and necessary.
  • Ability to edit and finalize complex commercial and legal documents.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under stressful situations.
  • Excellent proactive problem-solving skills and initiative.
  • Ability to work with employees at every level throughout the organization and at member companies, including executive officers and staff. Excellent meeting planning skills and customer service skills.

Experience/Background:
  • Two years of broad legal assistant or administrative experience.
  • Legal assistant and paralegal experience preferred, but post-graduate legal education may be substituted.


Additional Information

NRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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