Seeking a full-time Senior Paralegal to provide high-quality legal assistance in a fast-paced corporate environment. The Senior Paralegal will report to the Executive Vice President, General Counsel (“Corporate Counsel”). The successful candidate will have a positive and hands-on approach to facilitating all aspects of the professional responsibilities required for the position.
Assist and prioritize workload for Corporate Counsel on a daily basis.
Establish and maintain electronic filing system.
Organize and maintain all correspondence and documents in electronic filings system.
Create, edit, and proofread letters, legal documents, and memos in Microsoft Office.
Schedule meetings and coordinate all logistics.
Assist in all civil or regulatory litigation matters handled internally or by outside counsel.
Calendar all deadlines and set reminders to ensure all deadlines are met.
Attend meetings, conferences, hearings, arguments, and/or trials related to civil or regulatory matters.
Oversee and/or coordinate discovery process.
Performs legal research using Westlaw and other sources to assist Corporate Counsel. Provide memoranda summarizing research as appropriate.
Prepare summaries, chronologies, exhibits and reports as appropriate for use in trials, hearings and/or depositions.
Obtain and manage information to assist Corporate Counsel and outside counsel in trial and hearing preparation including preparation of witnesses, assistance at legal proceedings, and aids in preparing pre-filed testimony, exhibits and other documents.
Corporate Legal Duties/Responsibilities
Review, proofread, and comment on draft contracts and amendments.
Prepare draft responses to subpoenas, requests for documents and other information from outside counsel, paralegals, secretaries, outside agencies and Chugach personnel. Perform research, identifying, gathering documents and preparing affidavits as required.
Assist in developing and overseeing a yearly budget for the Legal Department by developing supporting documentation, tracking, reviewing, and revising budget as necessary.
Prepare and monitor legal service contracts and task orders to include logging, processing, and tracking invoices related to those services. Work closely with management in determining Association legal needs and draft procurement documents accordingly. Ensure contract and budgetary compliance.
Upon request of Corporate Counsel, contact appropriate Chugach personnel and/or outside information sources to gather information/documents for analysis and use in various projects.
Prepare legal documents, general correspondence, memos, board agenda items, and reports as required.
Assist Corporate Counsel, outside counsel, and others in preparing financing documents, including due diligence reviews, ensuring all necessary documents and reporting requirements have been prepared including opinions of counsel, board resolutions and officer certificates.
Compile and maintains an electronic file of Legal Opinions rendered by the Corporate Counsel and outside legal services. Research previously circulated opinions or other legal work product.
Maintain and edit Chugach’s Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation after annual meetings incorporating amendments as appropriate.
Assist, support, and/or directs technical or support staff as needed on a project specific basis.
Act as liaison to Member Committees on Nominations and Bylaws. Act as liaison between Legal Department and other departments or individuals, as required.
Maintain law library including ordering new materials, updating with supplements, processing invoices for payment and with Corporate Counsel, controlling expenses.
Direct and monitor implementation of record management practices in accordance with applicable Chugach policies.
Maintain current and historical record of Association Policies and Procedures and in cooperation with senior management, incorporating edits and updates as requested.
CFO, Executive VP, VP, and Managers: Provides requested information and reports.
Other Chugach manager and staff: Coordinates with and provides information to.
Bargaining Unit Representatives
Outside Legal Counsel: Provides information as necessary.
Must possess a good working knowledge and expertise about State and Federal courts, government and administrative agencies, legal principles and practices, methods of legal research, including internet and Westlaw computer research, and legal office procedures.
Ability to conduct research projects, prepare pleadings, cite check, gather facts, analyze data and digest testimony, as well as prepare chronologies, tables, charts and exhibits for use in trials, hearings and depositions.
Ability to prepare summaries and reports.
Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, and apply written materials such as contracts, statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Must be highly proficient in computer software such as spreadsheet applications, word processors, and presentation and database programs.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including knowledge of spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Must possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to function effectively in a confidential role and maintain confidentiality of information.
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Must manage work tasks and consult appropriately with Corporate Counsel to assess and manage priorities.
Must work well under pressure, be flexible, adaptive, and a team player.
This position does not have supervisory responsibility
Work is performed in a standard office environment. Occasional overtime will be required.