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Legal Staff Paralegal in Cleveland, OH

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Company name

United Church of Christ

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright

Years of Experience

4-6 yrs required


USA Cleveland, OH

Posted on

Mar 07,2018

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Paralegal Duties: Under the direction of the General Counsel, organizes and maintains electronic and paper files; monitors electronic dockets; maintains trademarks; assists in corporate governance, compliance, and record-keeping functions; conducts preliminary review of contracts; manages compliance with the group exemption; and assists the Office of General Counsel by providing a variety of support duties. Organize and maintain paper and electronic files as directed. Performs other clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, composing and typing routine correspondence, scanning/photocopying, and reading and routing incoming mail. Performs support duties such as making travel arrangements, planning meetings, and preparing and filing expense reports. Monitor electronic dockets as directed; calendar key events; correspond with outside counsel as necessary. Monitor and maintain trademarks as directed; file appropriate maintenance filings with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; provide assistance in registering new trademarks. Assist in corporate governance functions for corporations of the National Setting as directed, including but not limited to drafting resolutions, reviewing and maintaining minutes, scheduling board meetings, and collecting information from board members as directed. Assist in corporate record-keeping functions for corporations of the National Setting as directed, including but not limited to filings required by the secretary of state. Manage compliance with group tax exemption in accordance with the established process; communicate regularly with subordinate organizations and provide reports as required. Review contracts and manage existing contracts. Assists in corporate transactions and real estate transactions when required. Research (case law and statutory) as directed and the preparation of memoranda to the General Counsel as directed.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies, or equivalent education, plus 4-6 years’ experience in a paralegal position with responsibility for trademark and corporate governance or nonprofit governance functions. Large law firm and/or nonprofit legal department experience preferred. Litigation management experience also preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to convey research findings quickly and accurately in an oral format. Must be able to work independently, prioritize work, meet deadlines and coordinate numerous tasks with minimum supervision. Demonstrated organizational skills and excellent attention to detail. Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors that reflect a broad range of diversity. Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment with competing demands. Alignment with and strong commitment to the values and mission. Thorough familiarity with the following tools: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. LexisNexis (preferred) or WestLaw. Concur Solutions (or other electronic expense reporting software). Adobe Acrobat or similar PDF software, including the ability to combine electronic documents, edit PDFs, and electronically label PDFs.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave E
Cleveland, OH 1110