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Paralegal

at Meharry Medical College

Posted: 2/5/2020
Job Status: Full-Time/Regular
Job Reference #: 954
Categories: Legal

Job Description

Tracking Code
999970
Job Description

Reporting to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Paralegal will be responsible for the immigration services program; maintenance and coordination of records; and litigation related activities. This role will also assist attorneys and risk manager with projects on an as needed basis.

  • Maintenance of the immigration, litigation and corporate records
  • Oversight of College immigration services, including direct assistance with students, faculty and staff who are foreign nationals
  • Research, as needed, with the assistance of Westlaw services
  • Drafting a wide range of legal documents including resolutions, minutes and correspondence
  • Coordinating schedules for litigation related activities (i.e. interviews, depositions, etc. with college employees, external counsel and insurance representatives)
  • Assisting in the formation and dissolution of legal entities, including working with outside counsel in the US and abroad
  • Reviewing contracts to ensure legal compliance and consistency with College’s policies and procedures
  • Responding to requests from internal and external sources as necessary
  • Assisting the attorneys as needed in day-to-day activities, including general administrative support, as required by business and legal needs
  • Performing a variety of OGC administrative duties
  • Assist in maintaining the minutes and records of the Board of Trustees
  • Track external counsel legal bills
  • Other duties and projects, as required by business and legal needs
Required Skills
  • Superb organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to prepare well-written first drafts of correspondence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Expert in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize effectively, and be flexible
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment with minimal supervision and shifting priorities
  • Experience with drafting corporate documents strongly preferred
  • Ability to perform legal research in LexisNexis and /or Westlaw.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology
  • Broad background with exposure to a variety of issues, as the person in this role will deal with a wide array of matters
Required Experience
  • Undergraduate degree; Paralegal certification
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a paralegal in a law firm and/or large company setting
  • At least 1 year of corporate paralegal experience preferred
Job Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular