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Senior Bank Paralegal The candidate will manage assigned complex legal matters. Coordinate and monitor activities and prepare and evaluate legal documentation including agreements, contracts, loan documentation, and various other legal documents. Draft correspondence such as letters, transmittals, and memorandums. Provide a high level of service, support and proactive involvement with the Bank's retail branch network, including legal support for facilities, leasing, branch licensing and client relations issues. Apply knowledge of the Bank's functional and operational processes in order to make recommendations for handling customer issues. Work with in-house clients, outside and opposing counsel, senior management and state and federal authorities coordinating, preparing for and assisting in the preparation of legal documents, regulatory filings, case management and other legal services. Monitor, develop, revise, and maintain Bank policies. Researches and analyzes federal and state laws and regulatory guidance to determine applicability to Bank policies. Understand Bank Corporate Secretary responsibilities in order to provide sound and responsive service to other functional and support areas of the Bank and to control the process for the Bank Board of Directors annual review of all Bank policies. Utilize and maintain legal databases and support systems, develop applications, generate reports, and prepare and distribute various reports to senior management and the Board of Directors. Effectively utilize legal research resources, including online databases such as Westlaw and LEXIS, to research, extract and summarize legal information and relay findings to attorneys. Provide legal services with respect to various complex matters, including but not limited to, conducting legal research, assist with timely responses to litigation-relation matters, reviewing and analyzing case law, performing due diligence reviews, drafting legal documentation and making appropriate recommendations. Maintain working knowledge of relevant changes in statutory, regulatory and substantive laws affecting assigned areas of expertise, assessing the effect on current procedures and making recommendations to attorneys. Develop and maintain excellent human relations, negotiation and written and verbal communication skills. Ensure proper records management procedures and systems, implementing new procedures and systems as necessary. Provide legal support to the Bank Law Group and business units through the performance of special projects. Should have 5-10 years of experience as a paralegal and an Associate or Bachelor degree, or paralegal certificate, in Paralegal Studies from an accredited college or university. Certified Paralegal designation preferred. Must have extensive knowledge of the American legal system, including federal, state court, legislative and administrative systems, and substantive, procedural, public, private and civil law as well as the ability to identify sources of American law. Should have excellent technical knowledge of computerized legal research systems, the Internet, word processing and spreadsheet software, legal software applications and programs and the ability to operate a personal computer and develop search strategies, report formats and extract pertinent information appropriately. Prefer diverse experience – Corporate, Contract, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianships, Litigation.
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