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Legal Assistant

Company name

International Rescue Committee

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Dec 07,2017

Posted on

Dec 06,2017
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Legal Assistant The candidate will be reporting to the President and CEO, provides legal advice and guidance to IRC management and the Board of Directors on a wide range of matters affecting the IRC and its affiliated entities, including contracts, employment issues, governance, requests for information, policy making and compliance, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Responsible for overseeing domestic and international litigation and outside counsel. Serves as a resource for informed decision-making providing independent, timely and thoughtful advice on the broad range of legal issues that our programs, departments, boards and legal entities face. Prevent legal problems and solve those that occur, to facilitate transactions, and to build structures that consider the longer-term impacts of a transaction, litigation, governance issue or other corporate matter. Rresponsible for supporting various functions of the department critical to its efficient and effective functioning. Responsible for assisting the General Counsel, supporting/facilitating the work of the attorneys and other personnel in the Office of General Counsel, providing administrative, legal and clerical support to the department in a team-oriented environment. Perform legal research and provide legal support to General Counsel, as well as other OGC attorneys and legal compliance officer, as requested, including, for example: Revise templates as directed; draft, edit and proofread legal and other documents. Assemble research materials; compile, analyze, and organize information; and assist with legal document production. Assist in compliance requirements arising from the USA Patriot Act and Executive Order 13224 and other federal laws when engaging in third party transactions, ATC policy/database and various state registration requirements. Provide ongoing and routine administrative support to the General Counsel and OGC department including: preparation of basic correspondence, spreadsheets, internal reports; assisting with meeting/conference logistics; other duties as requested. Assist in maintaining the OGC electronic and paper filing systems, including shared departmental network drive; perform electronic archiving functions as needed. Update external counsel database and files. Liaise with IRC travel agent to facilitate travel arrangements for OGC staff/arrange for visas when necessary. Assist in electronic archiving of IRC historical governance documents.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Previous work experience in an office environment required. Should preferably have 2+ years of office experience; legal office experience highly desirable. Must have proficiency with standard office equipment and procedures. Should have previous work experience in a legal office environment, proficiency with standard office procedures, and the capability of working in a team/collaborative environment as well as independently. Excellent written and verbal communications skills required. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook, various databases and Internet research skills is essential. Willingness to become a Notary Public highly desirable.

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