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Tobacco Center Paralegal / Information - Content Coordinator The candidate will advise, support, and represent the Settling States in MSA-related litigation and arbitrations. Will represent the Settling States in bankruptcy cases filed by tobacco manufacturers. Monitor MSA payments and the disbursement process, as well as corroborate the Independent Auditorâ€™s yearly payment calculations. Monitor tobacco companiesâ€™ compliance with the MSAâ€™s payment and public health provisions, including advertising restrictions. Advise the states regarding developments in federal regulation of tobacco, in fashioning tools to make state regulation of tobacco more effective, and in finding ways to reduce youth tobacco use. Liaise between the states, tobacco companies, federal agencies and public health organizations. Maintain and update Excel spreadsheets dealing with MSA payments and cigarette sales volumes. Provide litigation and arbitration support services as needed, including conducting research using LexisNexis, Pacer, and other legal databases. Maintain litigation calendar and tracking system. Maintain electronic schedule for conference calls, meetings, and other deadlines. Respond to information requests and calls for assistance from the state offices of Attorneys General. Assist in meeting coordination and staffing support. Assist with coordinating webinars. Organize and maintain Tobacco Centerâ€™s information technology (â€œITâ€) systems, including but not limited to: Overall organization of and technical support for the internal wiki system. Provide training and support on use of wiki system. Work with firm IT personnel and with outside vendors to manage and maintain all Center IT systems. Maintain understanding of major Tobacco Center issues and design logical and efficient network file structure. Prepare Excel spreadsheets and power point presentations to support attorneys. Collect and summarize applicable state laws and legislative initiatives related to the MSA and/or of importance to the Tobacco Center. Assemble, organize, and track Statesâ€™ legal memoranda. Coordinate with state CLE Boards to secure CLE credits for Tobacco Center trainings and seminars. Perform other Tobacco Center and firm tasks based on the needs of the Association.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should preferably have 1 - 2 years of professional, organizational experience in the nonprofit sector. Recent graduates encouraged to apply is needed. 4-year college degree is required. Must possess strong organizational skills, be technically adept, have the ability to multi-task, work under deadline pressure, be detail oriented and professional, and adapt quickly to changing work priorities. Excellent computer skills, strong communication skills, and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality are essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and the Microsoft Windows version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. Experience using Excel is required and skills organizing large volumes of data in Excel and performing algebraic functions using Excel are preferred.
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