A contract paralegal is a paralegal who works for a law firm or corporate legal department for a specified amount of time - a "contract" term - as opposed to being a salaried employee of the law firm or department. A contract paralegal might work on contract for a specified amount of time (such as 3 months) or for a specified task (such as helping with the closing of a large commercial real estate deal). Some contract paralegals are specialists in a single type of transaction - such as being a notary public - and they will thus contract out their services for that task to different parties. People who choose to become contract paralegals generally do so because they like the freedom to work as much or as little as they want, and the freedom to accept or decline jobs as they see fit.
Here are a few sample contract paralegal job descriptions:
Duties: Will perform or coordinate numerous corporate law, regulatory and litigation activities, all under supervision of the Chief Legal Officer, including: assist CLO with preparation and organization of corporate minutes, other documentation of corporate action and share register. Monitor on-going litigation and provide assistance as required to retain outside counsel. Assist in responding to third party subpoenas. Provide administrative support to CLO. Drafting correspondence, policies and procedures, and research memoranda. Review and assist with payment processing of invoices from legal vendors. Conduct advertisement reviews. Create reports. Handle special projects, as assigned. Respond to outside counsel requests for company assistance in connection with any representation. Perform other duties as assigned to assist CLO in management of company's legal affairs.
Qualification Requirements: A Bachelor's degree (preferred) or paralegal certificate. 3+ years of experience, preferably in-house in the financial services industry. he candidate should have transactional and litigation experience. Banking or mortgage experience a plus. Candidates who have the related legal experience and qualifications outlined for this position will be considered. Exceptional organizational, analytical and written/verbal communication skills, strong research and writing skills, attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple priorities. Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical, spelling errors and legal citations. Ability to establish and maintain cordial and effective relationships with in-house clients and work effectively with a wide variety of individuals. Duration of assignment is 5-6 months.
Contract Paralegal - Patent Prosecution
The candidate should have 4 years of patent prosecution experience.
Note: This is a one-month assignment.
Employment/ Contract Paralegal
Duties: Will be part of the firm's respected litigation team. Assist Corporate General Counsel and two Associates. Will work in areas of concentration are corporate contract and employment law.
Qualification Requirements: The candidate should have 3+ years of paralegal experience in a law firm or corporation. Ability to work for a large multinational firm. Exposure to Contract or Employment Law. should enjoy special projects as assigned by CGC. Ability to learn in a sophisticated international business environment. Capacity to work on multiple projects in a confidential manner.
Contract Paralegal / Legal Assistant
The candidate will be working with clients via phone/email, directing clients, on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Collecting and mailing correspondence; copying/scanning information; problem-solving and task management; client file management. Providing general secretarial support, including transcription for attorneys. Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed. Day-to-day functions such as scheduling appointments, maintaining calendar, drafting letters and other documents, and other administrative tasks. Associate' degree is required.1 year of Lexis Nexis, Legal, Office management, paralegal. Prior related legal experience is preferred. Should have Bilingual skills in Spanish are required.
The candidate should have 2 - 5 years of Insurance Defense experience. Must have excellent organizational skills.
The candidate should have experience in the Legal research and drafting of legal pleadings. Paralegal certificate or 4-year degree is a big plus. Should have worked on large commercial litigation cases. Strong writing experience is a must. Must have extremely strong case management experience. Strong experience in e-discovery, state and federal court experience is required. Must have very strong command of the English language including strong grammar and writing skills. Commercial litigation paralegal experience in preparation for trials as well as attendance at trials is essential. Litigation paralegal strong proofreading skill is essential.
The candidate will handle pre-trial and discovery work in the pharmaceutical area. Entry level graduate is considered.
Note: This job is for 60 - 90 days' project.
The candidate will supervise over a document review with respect to confidentiality. Will need to check in folders and be sure at the end of the day that each folder has a document in it. The project will run all next week and the following Monday (9/12 - 9/19).
The candidate should have duties include liaison with vendors, filing, answering phones, scanning, calendaring and other legal and administrative duties. Must have 1-3 years of experience.