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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Paralegal Duties: Manages business calendars for attorneys and managers. Plans meetings as directed by attorneys and managers, using independent judgment in setting priorities, and handle all meeting logistics. Types and makes edits to documents and presentation materials; performs â€œredliningâ€ on documents as directed; proofreads documents. Assists with obtaining information from business clients, as directed by attorneys or managers. May entail interviewing or meeting in-person with clients. Answers the OGCâ€™s main line and use independent judgment to direct callers to the correct attorney or OGC resource. Triages patient-care calls from clinicians seeking legal advice on urgent and non-urgent patient care matters. Provides cross coverage to other OGC paralegals and administrative staff as needed. Handles one or more of the following areas of work, with minimal supervision:. o Performs certain Corporate Secretary duties, such as attending regular board of trustee meetings and writing minutes; drafting votes for board meetings; maintaining corporate records (minutes, bylaws, articles of organization) according to established office procedures; and maintaining up-to-date and accurate lists of boards of trustees. Executes the project plan for the annual the annual trustee 990/disclosure questionnaire. Entails organizing distribution of questionnaire, tracking completions, entering responses in a database and providing timely and accurate information to the supervising attorney; prepares related party report for review by senior management. Conducts various document searches and factual research, collects and reviews documents, obtains documents from internal departments. Reviews and redacts documents. Prepares and files corporate documents, including non-profit corporation Annual Reports, with the Massachusetts Secretary of Stateâ€™s office; assists with filings and registration of Partners entities in other states. Maintains, distributes and assists clients with the use of standard contract templates and template clauses. Serves as a point of in-take for clients for contract requests and questions and triage to the appropriate OGC attorney, OGC resource or Partners department. Monitors contracts mailbox. Has primary responsibility for ensuring that new Partners research investigators complete a federally required online course on conflicts of interest in research. Entails identifying and corresponding with such investigators, providing technical assistance and tracking completions. Handles other duties and projects as assigned by the Operations Manager, Operations Director, Attorneys or Senior Paralegals.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Associate's or Bachelorâ€™s degree and 2-3 years of related work experience, preferably in a law firm or in-house legal department. Excellent written skills and the ability to correspond and communicate with others clearly and effectively in writing. May respond directly on behalf of attorney or manager without direction or instruction. Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to interpret information, answer complex questions and communicate in a professional, courteous, clear and concise manner. Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, including Outlookâ€™s calendaring functions, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Attention to detail and accuracy in work. Strong positive and customer service oriented approach. Excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks and competing priorities. Ability to handle a large volume of email in a fast-paced environment. Ability to make decisions, take initiative, and prioritize workload to meet conflicting deadlines. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
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