Researches law, investigates facts, and prepares documents to assist attorneys in the Legal Department.
A teammate in this position must have the ability to:
- Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes.
- Prepare legal documents such as contracts, severance agreements, and corporate instruments for review, approval, and use by all attorneys in the Legal Department.
- Investigate facts and law of case to evaluate and respond to claims.
- Work with appropriate department to obtain necessary documentation in response to document production requests, EEOC charges, government inquiries, compliance requests.
- Prepare document hold letters for litigation and EEOC charges.
- Prepare disclosure schedules, and compile closing binders in connection with acquisitions.
- Gather information and complete applications for various licenses, including liquor licenses.
- Return telephone calls, gather information, and maintain records related to various issues as they arise.
- Prepare collection letters from information provided by the Merchandising Department.
- Establish and maintain a database of all contracts.
- Set up matter files and maintains a spreadsheet listing matter files.
- File documents into matter files.
- Act as law librarian, keeping and monitoring legal volumes and ensuring legal volumes are up-to-date.
- Assist in keeping corporate minutes book and real estate records up-to-date.
- Ensure proper indexing and filing of original legal documents.
- Gather and reviews document to respond to subpoenas and records requests.
- Notarize signatures.
- Assist with clerical duties as required.
- Have a bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training in a law firm; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, legal periodicals and other legal resources, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
- Have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
- Have college-level math skills.
- Have the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
- Have the proven experience to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Have the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Have knowledge of internet software; spreadsheet software and word processing software.
- Have a Paralegal or Legal Assistant Certification. Be skilled on Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint PC programs.
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