Sample Paralegal Job Description

Job Description

At [CompanyX], our expert legal team is a driving force behind our continued success. We’re in search of an experienced paralegal to join this team and help maintain the standard of excellence for which we’re known. The paralegal will have an immediate and lasting impact on our operations, guiding us toward positive outcomes with comprehensive legal research, document creation, and database maintenance. The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of current legislative and regulatory guidelines and experience in both litigation and corporate law. [CompanyX] is proud to offer comprehensive, highly-specialized services, which start with our own attention to the letter of the law.  

Objectives of this Role

  • Provide high-quality support to firm's legal staff in administrative, regulatory, and legal matters, and assist other paralegals, legal secretaries, compliance personnel and attorneys when necessary to meet department needs
  • Locate, evaluate, and compile relevant resources and data for current and future legal motions
  • Prepare necessary legal documents, including briefs, motions, affidavits, and contracts
  • Assist in the preparation of legal arguments through extensive research, including the most current rulings
  • Investigate public records, cases, and legal precedence for the preparation of materials for litigation and corporate hearings
  • Organize and maintain accurate, up-to-date legal databases for all current and past legal motions

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Provide managing attorneys with case-specific assistance on a wide range of assignments, including regulatory matters, negotiation and drafting of contracts, marketing issues, and policy reformations and rescission issues
  • Draft and retain basic legal correspondence across all areas of the business, including case-specific reports, advance preparation of appendices and exhibits, evaluation and arrangement for special staffing needs, and tracking documents
  • Develop legal arguments through extensive research and close collaboration with managing attorneys, executives, managers, and staff to thoroughly obtain all pertinent information and case materials
  • Research and investigating the facts of cases and identifying appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials that are relevant, reporting changes in regulations, guidelines, and laws to all appropriate parties
  • Draft, revise, and finalize filings, and assist with their submission to appropriate entities

Skills and Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in paralegal studies (Bachelor’s preferred)
  • Appropriate industry certification from NALA, AACP, ABA, or similar
  • Proven ability to maintain organized files and databases
  • Excellent judgment and demonstrated discretion handling confidential information
  • Proficiency working in a Mac environment, and specifically with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, etc.), Dropbox, Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Extensive experience using legal database software, including Clio

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous administrative experience
  • Proven ability to work in a highly dynamic environment and handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of legal report-writing processes
  • Strong ability to work efficiently and effectively with time-sensitive materials