A temporary paralegal is a paralegal who works on a temporary, contract, or project basis. Temporary paralegals are generally skilled paralegals who have enough experience that they can come and go from various jobs. Sometimes they substitute for permanent paralegals who are on vacation or taking a leave of absence. Sometimes they work on projects that take a discrete period of time, such as assisting with a real estate closing or with a federal trial. A temporary paralegal is a perfect position for a paralegal who seeks flexibility with his or her time. Temporary paralegals assist attorneys with all sorts of legal projects, but they cannot actually practice law, because they are not attorneys and have not been admitted to the bars of any state. Temporary paralegals always work under the direction of a practicing attorney.
Here are a few sample Temporary Paralegal job descriptions:
The candidate must have been awarded a 2.1 or higher at undergraduate level and have completed the LPC. The ideal paralegals will have corporate/transactional experience from another large law firm and/or corporate LPC electives (debt finance, equity finance, corporate finance, M&A or banking and debt finance). Applications are also welcomed from overseas qualified lawyers with transactional experience.
The candidate will join a corporate client. Will provide paralegal support to attorneys through data entry, witness interviews, affidavit preparation, and gathering records for discovery; draft, prioritize and distribute all forms of communication; and assist with administrative support for various projects and presentations, miscellaneous administrative tasks as requested. Paralegal training and/or certificate is required. Should have 2-5 years of legal experience. Proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and SharePoint is required. Should be detail-oriented with excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to multi-task and deliver within deadlines is required.
The candidate will assist members of the legal department with various legal needs. Will assist with maintenance of corporate minute books and monitoring the corporate status for over 100 subsidiaries. Assist with routine corporate filings: annual reports, trade and assumed name applications, articles and certificates of amendment. Assist with company stock plan administration. Prepare equity award agreements and assist with documentation of option exercises, stock vesting and cancellations. Assist with preparation of materials for Board of Directors and Board Committee meetings. Assist with preparation of corporate organizational charts. Assist with due diligence for corporate acquisitions reviewing contracts, seller organizational documents, etc. Assist with legal research on various federal and state legal and regulatory issues. Assist with drafting various types of correspondence to persons outside of the company; respond to requests for information copies of policies, standard agreements, etc. from within the company. Assist with litigation management, preparing discovery responses, tracking response deadlines, etc. Should have administrative legal professional with corporate experience.
The candidate will work for 3+ month patent related compliance project. Will join in-house intellectual property team. Will work closely with the IP Manager and will be responsible for reviewing documents, identifying certain provisions for content and identifying issues. Must be a paralegal experience, preferably in the Patent or IP area. Paralegal experience will be considered. Strong administrative skills with a keen attention to detail are required. Excellent communication skills are required. Solid computer skills, including a proficiency with Excel are required.
The candidate's responsibilities would include: meeting and greeting clients; intake calls for possible cases; and medical Authorizations. Preparing and filing legal documents including Summons and Complaints, Bill of Particulars, Request for Judicial Intervention, Note of Issues, Motions, Subpoenas, etc. Must have experience in the medical malpractice field. Notary a plus.
Responsibilities: Leverage in depth legal knowledge about corporate documents and corporate governance, securities and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, contracts and other corporate matters to support company attorneys. Interact with people at all levels of the company as a member of the legal team. Capability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-oriented setting and ability to handle confidential information in a discreet manner.
Qualifications: Formal paralegal or legal secretary education is essential. Real Estate / Title examiner Preferred. Must have 2+ years of experience as a Corporate Paralegal or Legal Secretary and 1+ year of demonstrated experience with corporate legal matters.
Temporary Paralegal - Corporate Entities
The candidate will be reviewing data sheets, entering and keeping track of all corporate data including corporate entities, addresses, annual meeting dates, minutes, resolutions, officers, directors, inter-company information and more. Must have experience. Note: This job is for 2-4 Months.