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Location : Georgia - Atlanta
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant Duties: Perform a variety of complex law related tasks and provides assistance and support to the Company s attorneys in order to enhance the legal counsel and support provided to the client. Manages litigation matters, conducts legal research, reviews/drafts legal documents, including pleadings and discovery, and may act on behalf of the Company in simple legal matters. Conduct complex legal research independently and accurately. Handle to completion factual investigations, data gathering, insurance tender, and document analysis for preparation of litigation pleadings and discovery, subpoenas, case analysis, and other legal documents as requested such as management agreements, assignments, purchasing agreements contracts, deeds, loan documents, etc; Draft and review/modify legal documents with minimal guidance from attorneys. Expedite, pursue and monitor final resolution of legal issues subject to attorney review. Gather, maintain, organize, analyze and disseminate information from employees, outside parties and Company documentation relating to legal matters in which the Company is involved. Prepare correspondence, pleadings, contracts, etc. with minimal technical guidance by attorney responsible. Finalize and implement final version. Perform and may supervise certain department administrative tasks (e.g. legal library administration, brief bank, data bank or other data base management, etc.) to aid in research tasks. Perform government filings (e.g. proof of claim, etc.) to fulfill legal rules and regulations. Perform a variety of administrative support duties as assigned. Prepare reports, charts, presentation data, or logs as required and according to established specifications. Answer inquiries related to daily activities of work area, and act as a liaison between assigned work area and internal or external contacts to convey appropriate information. Compose clear and concise correspondence or memoranda as requested or required. Copy, route and file appropriate documents in an accurate and timely manner. May review, track data from, complete and/or monitor staff itineraries, calendars, expense reports, or other functional reports as needed. Identify and assist in planning for the acquisition of supplies, equipment, facilities and services necessary to maintain an efficient operation. Perform other support duties as assigned to facilitate the smooth operation of the assigned work area.
Qualifications: Bachelor s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience. Paralegal Certification OR 4 year degree and 2 years' related experience and working towards a paralegal certificate. 6-10 years progressive work related experience with significant research and drafting responsibilities in a corporate, governmental or law firm environment with demonstrated proficiency and understanding in one or more functions related to the position. Demonstrated proficiency in use of Microsoft Office and desktop publishing, and understanding of matter management software and computerized legal research. Demonstrated knowledge of legal concepts and terms. Demonstrates clear and effective verbal and written skills for the purpose of obtaining and conveying information to clients, outside counsel, management, and team members as well as producing legal material. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; Superior attention to detail; Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously within stated deadlines and for more than one attorney. Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities; Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within and outside of the organization; Ability to present ideas and information in a concise, organized way. Ability to organize files and willingness and ability to perform administrative functions.
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