Contracts Paralegal

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Contracts Paralegal supports the legal department with legal contracts matters, and drafts and revises contracts and other legal documents and communications.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support WWP’s legal department with commercial transactions and contracts, intellectual properly, and real estate leases.
  • Draft and revise contracts, commercial legal documents, and business communications, under attorney supervision. Prepare and draft reports, correspondence, and memoranda of law.
  • Consult with WWP attorneys or outside counsel to obtain legal opinions and advice.
  • Coordinate the intake process for legal support requests. Coordinate timely response with appropriate parties and serve as a liaison among attorneys, WWP teammates, and other third parties to effectively respond to legal support requests.
  • Coordinate the collection and organization of information, data, documents, materials and other evidence required to respond to discovery.
  • Maintain case files and correspondence records.
  • Coordinate the company’s contract portfolio including assisting with document retention protocol.
  • Conduct research on commercial issues. Review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations impacting WWP. Summarize findings into actionable summaries.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all company data and information.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Strong written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to draft written contracts, legal documents, and business correspondence.
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability, and ability to utilize critical thinking skills. Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality deliverables while coordinating multiple projects.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Team player, with ability to respond with flexibility and understanding.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with tact and maturity. Demonstrated emotional intelligence.
  • Resourceful, well organized, dependable, and efficient. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated legal research expertise using electronic resources, e.g., Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning to improve competencies in writing contracts and in legal compliance to support the organization.
  • High energy level, self-starter, and willing to take initiative.
  • Unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of personal and business ethics and conduct.
  • Mission-driven, guided by core values, and a pleasure to work with.
 

EXPERIENCE

Requirements

  • Three years of experience working in a law firm or corporate legal department.
Preferences

  • Five years of experience working in a law firm or corporate legal department.
 

EDUCATION

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Equivalent combination of education, experience, training, or certification may be considered in lieu of degree.       
 

CREDENTIALS OR LICENSURE

Requirements

  • Certified Paralegal or currently enrolled in paralegal certification program with completion within twelve months.

 

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