Sr Legal Assistant
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) - Leawood, KS

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This position supports the Office of the General Counsel, including contract management and intellectual property areas, performing all related secretarial, administrative and paralegal support duties.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Education beyond high school plus four to six years of related work experience, including knowledge of intellectual property and experience with permissions. Law firm or in-house legal experience strongly preferred and paralegal training and understanding of institutional review board operations helpful but not required. Other requirements include basic math skills for preparation of permissions cost reports, the ability to compose letters and record notes at meetings, strong grammar and editing skills, strong organizational skills, good follow-through, attention to detail, ability to maintain confidentiality, and strong interpersonal skills to communicate diplomatically with staff, members, and others who contact the General Counsel’s office. Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite, Adobe and Internet research skills required.