Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Islamic Relief USA

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Alexandria, VA

Date Last Verified

Apr 12,2018

Posted on

Mar 07,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Paralegal Duties: Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes. Prepares legal documents such as contracts, briefs, pleadings, appeals, contracts, and corporate documents. Assist in the implementation of departmental and organizational contract management systems. Assist in collection, review and production of discovery requests. Investigates facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly. Performs other clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, taking dictation, composing and typing routine correspondence, and reading and routing incoming mail Prepares affidavits of documents and maintains document file.. Compliance Management Monitors and maintains the organization’s active and archived policies and procedures, and responds to inquiries from staff as necessary. Researches and analyzes non-profit compliance standards and best practices to incorporate into daily operations and governance. Monitors the organization’s adherence to non-profit industry operational practices once policy and practice guidelines are in place, and stays abreast of NGO news/modifications to industry standards and trends. Serves as the Legal Department liaison to division management and staff to identify areas of non-compliance and recommend feasible solutions. Files correspondence and legal documents in office filing system. Upholding and monitoring compliance with the IRUSA Code of Ethics, including ensuring that confidentiality of the Legal Department is maintained at all times. Assists the in-house Legal staff in staff trainings, as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned by the in-house Legal staff. Ensures proper indexing and filing of original legal documents. Upon executive management approval, coordinate with and provide guidance to division management in their implementation of division policies and procedures. Assists in conducting internal investigations. Serves as the administrator of all corporate insurance policies, including all annual renewals. Manages claims on domestic and foreign lines of commercial insurance to help resolve claims, including coordinating activities with insurers for any issues that arise in a pending claim. Manages the corporate insurance process, including maintaining necessary forms, ensuring organizational compliance with claims reporting procedures, and maintaining complete insurance records and claim files. General Duties Files correspondence and legal documents in office filing system. Upholding and monitoring compliance with the IRUSA Code of Ethics, including ensuring that confidentiality of the Legal Department is maintained at all times. Assists the in-house Legal staff in staff trainings, as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned by the in-house Legal staff. Ensures proper indexing and filing of original legal documents. Provide administrative services to coordinate calendars, meeting minutes and requests from other departments at Islamic Relief USA to the legal department.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. 3+ years’ experience in non-profit environment, preferably in area of administrative or operational policy and insurance. Proven organizational skills with abilities in project management in order to facilitate and manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines. Strong ability to quickly assimilate oral and written data, to analyze facts and draw logical conclusions with deliberate speed. Must possess excellent interpersonal/oral communications skills, with the ability to communicate skillfully with internal staff and management at all levels. Must possess advanced written communications skills, with demonstrated experience in business or technical writing. Must exhibit excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills. Must be able to work independently, with moderate amount of management oversight. Ability to work with multiple work styles and personalities in a team-based approach. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – including Visio – and use of databases along with internet research techniques.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Islamic Relief USA
3655 Wheeler Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304

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