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Sr Paralegal
DES MOINES IA 50312
Category: Manufacturing
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Job code: lhw-e0-90656086

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Sr Paralegal
JOB SUMMARY:- Performs a variety of complex legal related tasks with minimum supervision. Provides professional assistance and support to the legal staff in the development, research, management and resolution of legal issues involving their respective business units.- Prepares and drafts moderately complex- legal documents, agreements and pleadings related to litigation and non-litigation matters. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Counsel/Paralegal SupervisorCORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1.- Provides broad based legal support services to attorneys and counsel in the form of legal research, drafting of legal and business communications, and internal systems support and maintenance.2. Conducts legal research, analyzes and compiles data from multiple sources such as on-line references, digests, practice manuals or other sources.- Researches statutes, regulations and court decisions.- Prepares summaries of digests and recommendation resolution to legal questions. Prepares internal memos to team members and internal clients.3.- Drafts contracts, patent applications, resolutions and other legal- documents for attorney review.4.- Drafts moderately complex depositions outlines/questions, motions, pleadings, subpoenas, orders and briefs for attorney review.5.- Analyzes and evaluates records and data for discovery.- Drafts recommendations and correspondence to clients, claims attorneys, and customer with regard to discovery and legal matters.6.- Develops and maintains internal information data bases.7. Conducts and evaluates open and closed paralegal file audits and informs attorneys and management of the audit results; makes appropriate recommendations for improvement.8.- Knows and applies the fundamental concept, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization. Maintains currency in both business unit and legal professional competencies.9.- May support litigation via the collection of information for interrogatories and response to requests for documentation.10. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education: Undergraduate studies in business administration, insurance or other related area preferred.Designations: Certification in paralegal studies preferred.Experience: Typically five or more- years experience as a paralegal with proven performance . Knowledge: In depth knowledge of paralegal concepts, procedures and practices. Proven knowledge in operations, practices and procedures of general counsel or civil litigation.- Proven knowledge of filing requirements of relevant courts and administrative agencies.- Must have a demonstrated knowledge in legal research and complex deposition motion practices as well as appellate procedures.Skills/ Competencies: Strong analytical, research and organizational skills.- Ability to set work priorities that conform with established standards.- Capacity to administer projects with minimal supervision.- Ability to give presentations in both formal and informal settings.- Ability to design and maintain filing systems. Strong verbal and written skills for contact with associates, attorneys, clients and customers.- Ability to operate a personal computer and- related legal and business software and data bases.Staffing Exceptions: Staffing exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the:- Officer,- Managing Counsel and Human Resources.JOB CONDITIONS:- Overtime eligibility: Eligible (non exempt)Working Conditions: Normal office environment, Occasional travel. Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project needs.ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job.- Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the job to performs a somewhat different combination of duties.Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit check and/or background which will be requires as part of the selection process.Job Evaluation Activity:- Evaluated March 2006 SMPJob Family/Function: LEG/PAR


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