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Legal Assistant

Legal Counsel (Los Angeles)

Posted

02/14/2020

Expires

06/30/2020

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the General Counsel, the Legal Assistant will provide administrative and legal support to the attorneys in the Legal Department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

• Organize and maintain file room, including retrieval from and delivery to records archive.

• Maintain department databases (file room, archive, trust and estates, etc.)

• Assist attorneys in responding to discovery and preparing litigation documents.

• Forward summonses and subpoenas to counsel or other entities; coordinate responses.

• Draft and prepare correspondence/letters.

• Compile, analyze, and organize case information and exhibits.

• Assist attorneys with contract matters.

• Respond to email and telephone inquiries

• Assist in maintenance and preparation of corporate minutes and filings.

• Research legal literature/websites and other source material to identify laws, judicial decisions, articles and other information as assigned.

• General office duties such as answering phones, copying, collating.

• Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

• Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community.

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Prior experience working in a professional legal environment

• Paralegal or similar experience; paralegal training preferred, but not required

• Experience in working with sensitive and confidential matters

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

• Catholic teachings and institutions

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite computer programs

• Operate standard office equipment

Skill in:

• Organizational, time-management and multi-tasking skills

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively in written and verbal form

• Be flexible, welcome interaction with numerous constituencies and perform well under pressure for multiple parties

• Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

• Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.

• Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.

• Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.

Information/Application Contact

Legal Counsel (Los Angeles)

3424 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, Ca 90010

employment@la-archdiocese.org