Paralegal

Location
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County
Posted
Jun 19, 2014


Department Name Legal Services

Campus or Location District Administration

Vacancy Number 234-14

Reports To Vice President, Legal/General Counsel

Recruitment Type External/Internal

Job Category Support Staff

Position Type Full-Time

Union Position Non-Union

Number of Openings 1

Job Description Summary

Chief paralegal providing extensive legal and administrative support to General Counsel and Office of Legal Services.



Job Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Chief paralegal providing extensive legal and administrative support to General Counsel and Office of Legal Services.

Significant responsibility for proactively and independently collecting records in connection with Public Records Request, Subpoenas, and Education Record Requests.

Extensive collaboration and consultation with in-house attorneys in connection with preparation of professional development presentations, reports, and intranet and extranet websites, as well as preliminary legal reviews of new requests for services.

Litigation support including issuance of preservation notices, collection of potentially relevant records and working closely with Information Technology Services in connection with preservation, collection and searching of electronic records.

Lead and/or facilitate communications with internal clients, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and external legal counsel.



Required Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree or paralegal certificate.

Minimum of 5 years prior experience employed as a paralegal or comparable experience.

Previous experience in office management and/or administrative support.

Extremely well organized, detail oriented and self starting with strong analytical abilities.

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Strong technology skills including keyboarding, word processing (MS Word), spreadsheet applications (MS Excel), MS PowerPoint, Amicus Attorney or like case management program, database management tools including MS Access, Crystal Reports and SharePoint.

Highly developed legal research skills, including skill in the use of computer assisted legal research systems.

Demonstrated ability to lead and to work as part of a team.

Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with a diverse population of clients.



Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with Ohio Sunshine Laws

Experience with Records Management

Knowledge of Sciquest

Experience with Records Management

Experience with Workers Compensation matters

Notary



Work Schedule

Standard College hours: 8:30AM-5:00PM M-F, evenings and weekends as needed advised by supervisor



Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments.



Posting Open Date 06/18/2014

Repost Date

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled No

For full consideration, apply by this date

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.



Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.



Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you maintain a minimum of 5 years prior experience employed as a paralegal and/or comparable experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you posses a minimum of a Bachelor's degree or paralegal certificate?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents

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