Paralegal Job Description Sample
What is the opportunity?
- Provide paralegal support to the Corporate and Commercial Banking Transactions (C&CBT) group
What will you do?
Corporate Banking – provide professional support on US Corporate Banking transactions in which the Firm is involved, to include)*:
Credit Agreements – assist in review of basic amendments
Confidentiality Agreements – review, revise, and negotiate
Subsidiary Banking – drafting loan agreements and amendments
Public Finance – prepare various certificates and draft opinions for execution by Senior Counsel – C&CBT
Fronting Letters and Access/Non-Reliance Letters – assist front office in review, negotiation and execution in accordance with established guidelines
Powers of Attorney – draft, manage execution and distribute
What do you need to succeed?
Paralegal certification preferred
5 plus years' experience in a financial institution or related work in a law firm
Some familiarity with provisions of lending documents – loan agreements, security agreements, etc.
General computer proficiency – Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills / ability to multi-task and meet multiple work deadlines
- Licensed Notary in New York and New Jersey
What's in it for you?
We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.
A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation
Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment
RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.
City: Jersey City
Address: 30 Hudson
Work Hours/Week: 40
Work Environment: Office
Employment Type: Permanent
Career Level: Experienced Hire/Professional
Pay Type: Salaried
Position Level: PL09
Required Travel(%): 0-25
People Manager: No
Application Deadline: 03/20/2018
Req ID: 177441
Ad Code(s): None
Morgan & Morgan is seeking a paralegal for our Lexington, KY office. The paralegal's duties will include gathering and summarizing documents, drafting, scheduling, discovery and trial preparation.
- Must have 3 to 5 years of previous experience.
- Knowledge of federal and state statutes, court rules, forms, processes and procedures.
- Must have experience answering discovery, trial and mediation preparation and have the ability to summarize depositions and medical records.
- Must have experience with the electronic filing systems for Kentucky state and federal courts.
- Should be able to adapt in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage a high-volume case load.
Morgan & Morgan is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful. This success starts with our staff. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees, including several insurance options and a 401(k).
We are seeking a Paralegal for a high volume and high pace law firm.
This person would be responsible for:
Preparing legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, discovery and appeals
Organizing and preparing documents for trials
Preparing affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organizing and maintaining documents in our electronic filing system
Working closely with our Illinois associates to ensure cases are moved forward accurately and smoothly
Communicating with clients and following client standards for work product
The qualifications for this position include:
Collections or Creditors Rights experience a plus
Knowledge of statutes, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Eaze is the leading cannabis technology company. Our mission is to improve lives by providing safe and reliable access to high-quality cannabis products with the utmost convenience.
Do you have a paralegal background, and want to use that expertise to advise a fast-growing business on emerging legal issues? Are you creative and like to think on your feet? Do you want to shape the future of the cannabis industry? If so, then this role is for you.
If you choose to accept this mission, you will work with some of the most innovative legal, growth, marketing, operations, and product teams out there. The Paralegal will be responsible for managing corporate and commercial contract processes and assisting Eaze's legal team in a variety of complex corporate, litigation, compliance, and commercial transactions. This role will report to the Associate General Counsel.
The successful Paralegal will:
Manage and maintain Eaze's corporate document portfolio, legal entity structure, IP portfolio, contracts, and corporate databases. Establish internal corporate processes.
Assist attorneys in array of corporate and commercial transactions, from preparation to closing
Assist with litigation case management, including discovery, responding to document requests, and calendaring
Draft a variety of corporate documents, including inter-company agreements, confidentiality agreements, incorporation documents, shareholder and board resolutions, meeting minutes, officer certificates, powers of attorney and employment/equity documents
Collaborate with and manage outside counsels and outside vendors in various legal matters
Provide legal support to and work with internal teams on a variety of legal matters
Our Ideal Candidate:
4-7 years of paralegal experience at a law firm or in-house at a technology company
Corporate and contracts experience, including entity formation and maintenance, contracts review, drafting, and negotiation, and corporate governance practices
Bachelor's degree or paralegal certificate
Comfortable making judgment calls, spotting issues, and escalating to the team when necessary
Outstanding writing, research, negotiating, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Attention to detail is a must.
Adept at technical tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint/Keynote, and document sharing and e-signing tools
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, challenging environment where decisions you make will have a large impact
Teamwork mentality and enthusiasm to help others
Eaze (eaze.com) is a technology company focused on the rapidly growing legal cannabis industry. Founded in 2014, the company's technology platform facilitates on-demand delivery of high-quality cannabis products from the leading brands in the industry.
We strive to be an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Eaze does not discriminate by race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.
The Paralegal position will focus mainly on the areas of litigation, employment and consumer law. This position will work closely with senior attorneys and other legal department team members on a variety of legal projects such as litigation, legal research, document drafting, employment law, consumer background screening and consumer law and special projects.
Provide assistance to coordinate and manage litigation, including overall docket management, draft and prepare documents, organize and maintain files, and organize and obtain evidence necessary to respond to discovery and coordinate timely submission of court documents
Manage and coordinate responses to discovery requests. Communicate and coordinate with different internal department employees (HR, Benefits, Payroll, Tax, and product groups) to compile information to respond to various subpoena request(s) and ensure timely production
Provide assistance to draft and prepare employment and separation agreements;
Review and draft responses for attorney review on consumer screening matters
Perform legal research and conduct web-based research on various matters
Bachelor's Degree required or at least 5 years of paralegal experience may be considered instead of a degree
Paralegal Certificate from an ABA accredited institution highly preferred
Minimum of 6 years' experience as a litigation paralegal in a corporate and law firm setting
Consumer law experience with FCRA knowledge is a plus
Strong communication skills and comfortable speaking with various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies
Strong organization and project management skills
Strong writing skills as well as attention to detail and organization
Ability to work professionally and independently on assigned tasks and to complete assignments in a timely manner
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work extended hours when needed
Professional references preferred
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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Support all aspects of transactions involving real estate, investment funds, and joint ventures, including: assist with due diligence (surveys, zoning reports, environmental site assessments, permit reports, and appraisals); develop, monitor and update closing checklists and manage transaction calendars; coordinate signature pages, document execution, and post-signing integration and administration; prepare officers' certificates and resolutions; complete investor subscription booklets; prepare closing books; and complete general post-closing items
Draft routine legal documents for review and use by attorneys
Maintain legal files and forms library
Review and summarize material terms of licenses, leases, purchase and sale contracts, and other agreements
Assist in training activities; respond to regulatory requests
Research legal issues
Identify and resolve problems as they arise
Develop and maintain smooth working relationships
Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid data management skills
Able to prioritize, plan, and multi-task work activities to effectively meet deadlines
Able to follow up on pending items and track project progress
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to use diplomacy and discretion in relaying information
Motivated, creative self-starter with a positive attitude, proactive approach to client service, and enthusiasm for learning
Able to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and aptitude for quickly learning various other programs
Able to maintain strict confidentiality
Provide support for all aspects of a corporate/commercial real estate practice, including drafting legal documents, facilitating closings, and assisting with ongoing management.
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Relevant transactional real estate, corporate, or investment fund experience.
Minimum 2 years paralegal experience required. Associates Degree required.
Law offices seeking Paralegals
Will be expected to do the following:
- Draft legal documents.
- Answer phones.
- Greet clients and visitors.
- Conduct legal searches. Create and maintain internal case databases, run searches on internal and external document databases and systems, cull relevant information from a variety of resources.
- Assist with managing case load.
- Must also maintain calendar and schedule appointment/track court dates etc.
- Must have some Federal knowledge.
- Create pleadings (i.e. motions, notices & orders).
- Work with attorneys in the preparation and filing of all court documents. File documents for federal court, federal criminal cases, appeals, litigation and bankruptcies.
High School Diploma required.
Previous paralegal experience preferred.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Position Number: P100037004Department / Hospital: Medical Compliance Regulatory
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service.
Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.
The Regulatory Compliance Paralegal is part of the Regulatory Compliance team that promotes health care compliance within University of Miami Health System/University of Miami/ Miller School of Medicine. Under the direction of the Associate Director and/or the Executive Director of Regulatory Compliance, the Regulatory Compliance Paralegal is responsible for drafting compliance educational publications, presenting, and assisting in inquiry management.
The person in this role will also provide training on compliance topics to faculty and staff, and conduct legal research and investigations specifically in matters related to regulatory compliance, including reviewing UHealth system Policies, Rules and Regulations. The Regulatory Compliance Paralegal must have the ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive matters, and must work under little to no supervision.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Supports the Associate and Executive Director(s) conducting legal research relative to regulatory compliance issues, including but not limited to: Physician contracting, emergency medical treatment & labor act (EMTALA), Stark law, anti-kickback statute, civil monetary penalties, false claims act, and any other regulatory issues.
Review and analyze policies and procedures in support of the UHealth Regulatory Compliance program.
Drafts legal documents at the direction of the Associate/Executive Director(s), under limited supervision
Maintain strict confidentiality of all matters.
Research regulatory compliance best practices, standards benchmarks for ethics and compliance, statutes, regulations and regulatory filings.
Collaborate with the Associate Director in reviewing/editing the annual Regulatory Audit Work Plan.
Completes and updates detailed reports and summaries of legal compliance information.
Represents the UHealth University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in an ethical and professional manner
Promotes compliance, best practices and solutions.
Special projects and other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree, required.
Paralegal Certificate or related required. Four (4) years of work related experience in healthcare law or regulatory field. Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills, specifically legal writing.
Understanding of regulatory compliance and be familiar with federal and state healthcare regulatory agencies. Knowledge of documentation guidelines in an academic medical center preferred. Detailed oriented person with strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and motivational skills required.
Ability to work both independently and as a team player and to collaborate well with others. Strong computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.) Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information-https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/employment-laws-eo/index.html
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.
The Paralegal will provide assistance to the attorneys in the legal department in various areas. The primary focus of the role is to provide support for litigation, legal compliance, records management, and corporate matters.
Issues and tracks legal hold notices (including reminders, reinstatements and releases)
Logs evidence preserved for litigation matters
Monitors job changes for persons on legal hold
Takes lead on efforts to collect electronic and paper collections for discovery
Assists with SEC and other government regulatory filings
Drafts basic legal correspondence and forms
Completes legal research projects as directed by department attorneys
Assists with maintenance of corporate minute books
Drafts resolutions and other documents related to corporate governance
- Certificate in paralegal studies or a bachelor's degree in business, legal studies, or related field of study
At least 5 years of direct experience working in a paralegal or records management role for a law firm, governmental organization or agency, court, or corporate legal department
Understanding of the CFR, FAR and/or DFARS
Corporate legal experience is a preference
- supporting multiple attorneys and caseloads at one time
- knowledge of state rules regarding discovery and pleading practice
- experience in legal research and drafting discovery responses
- experience in a fast-paced electronic environment
- proficient in Outlook, Word, Westlaw, and Adobe and use of internet legal search engines as a resource
- experience working on highly-confidential projects and/or lawsuits with ability to protect and guard confidential information when necessary
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions. (Such as in a typical office).
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Paycom provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, military and veteran status, age, physical and mental disability, genetic characteristics, or any other considerations made unlawful by applicable state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Paycom expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, military and veteran status, age, physical and mental disability, or genetic characteristics.
The mission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. The archdiocese is seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to participate in the faithful pursuit of this mission.
The Paralegal/Legal Assistant will assist the Office of the General Counsel. This position will manage work flow, communicate with parishes, schools, ministries, and the general public, and assist the legal staff in responding to legal inquiries and drafting legal documents. The position will also track and file a high volume of correspondence/documents; efficiently organize work, work under pressure; effectively manage multiple priorities; and exercise discretion in maintaining the confidentiality requirements of a law practice.
Duties and Responsibilities
Exercise independent judgment and discretion and maintain confidentiality in performing administrative and legal support duties as needed by attorneys, including developing and maintaining working files; monitoring and tracking the work of staff; maintaining paper and electronic record-keeping system for the Office; processing bills; scheduling meetings; preparing legal correspondence, reports, binders, and other documents for attorneys; and communicating with parishes, schools and third parties as appropriate.
Assist the legal staff in the substantive areas handled by the Office of General Counsel, including
o Coordinating contract reviews and facilities usage inquiries, including tracking progress, obtaining necessary documentation, and responding to status inquiries
o Tracking potential legislative and regulatory changes and submitting regular reports on pertinent changes in law and regulation
o Preparing and monitoring the progress of corporate compliance requirements and submissions to governmental entities
o Managing immigration matters, including communicating with ADW staff, clergy, religious, and outside counsel regarding immigration petitions and visa issues
o Managing estate matters, including status reports and collaboration with ADW departments and estate representatives
o Ensuring compliance with records retention procedures
o Managing tax matters, including tracking property tax status and preparing documentation necessary to maintain tax exemptions
o Responding to Official Catholic Directory inquiries and processing of applications for inclusion
o Responding to subpoenas and document requests, preparing pleadings in court cases, monitoring deadlines, and maintaining case files
- Respond to other questions and inquiries that come to the Office of General Counsel, while exercising discretion in responding to procedural questions and referring legal questions to an attorney; exercising discretion regarding which calls and inquires to the Office of General Counsel require attention by a lawyer and prioritizing which inquiries require immediate attention.
RequirementsRequired Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree is preferred, but not required. Two or more years of experience in a higher level office administrative position as a paralegal or legal assistant, and/or executive secretary preferred. Legal experience is preferred. A thorough understanding and appreciation of the teachings and doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church as well as the ecclesiastical structure of the Roman Catholic Church is required for this position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and excellent writing, telephone, and email skills are essential, as well as an ability to learn and use various software for client management. Basis legal research skills preferred.
This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time position, expected approximately 30 hours a week (negotiable).
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