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Years of Experience
Real Estate/Litigation Paralegal The candidate resolves routine legal issues. Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treatises, and legal codes. Prepares and negotiates legal documents, such as contracts, reviews pleadings, briefs and other litigation documentation. Researches and prepares discovery responses. Also expected to provide support to attorneys including scheduling, travel arrangements, typing correspondence at direction of attorneys, distributing mail, answering phones, etc. Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents. Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to assist in preparation of and discovery associated with litigation matters. Drafts and negotiates contracts, working directly with in-house attorneys. Assist in the development of policies and procedures for the contracting function. Assist in ensuring company compliance with internal policies and procedures. Keep and monitor legal volumes to ensure law library is up-to-date. Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of negotiations and other legal matters. Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system. Prepare memoranda, initial drafts and final drafts of legal documents. Provide legal research as needed/requested. Track and manage legal matters and their related expenses. Prepare reports regarding status, progress and costs of matters managed or handled. Recognize and report on trends and problem areas; recommend courses of action to promote efficiency and cost-effective measures. Follow up with law firms and internal personnel on litigation matters. Drafts letters, memos and correspondence to internal and external customers. Creates and updates spreadsheet files and reports.Prepares, sends and receives confidential correspondence, reports and other documents including e-mail and faxes. Coordinates and arranges meetings, reserves conference lines and facilities and communicates meeting information. Answers incoming calls from internal and external customers and forwards calls to appropriate parties if necessary. Assists in making appointments and arranging travel schedules and reservations for supervisors. Ensures that all Legal Department equipment (i.e., fax machine and printer) is operational and properly maintained. Distributes mail and faxes throughout the day in a timely manner. Maintains task list for supervisors and monitors deadlines. Creates and maintains filing systems. Assists other department personnel with the distribution of mail.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelorâ€™s Degree and 3-5 years of experience or Paralegal Certificate and 3-5 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience; Paralegal Certification is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint & Excel) is essential. Experience with document retention procedures is a plus.
Job Code: LGL009
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