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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Paralegal will assist General Counsel by providing clerical and research support services including document preparation and review; interviewing clients and witnesses; and research, investigations, and fact checking. Specifically, they will:

  • Facilitate legal review of all contracts assigned by RiseBoro's General Counsel. Monitor submissions of contracts requiring legal review, and maintain database of contracts requiring review. Serve as liaison to programs and finance department on legal review status.
  • Maintain database of corporate documents for RiseBoro and affiliates; maintain current list of corporate entities and officers.
  • Assist in management of representation by outside counsel on legal matters. Ensure required documents are provided to outside counsel and tenants as needed to defend and initiate legal proceedings.
  • Support the Risk Manager in tracking insurance-covered litigation matters. File claims with insurance companies for claims and lawsuits as needed.
  • Draft advocacy letters and responses to administrative complaints.
  • Legal research and writing.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent business writing skills (professional writing sample will be required). Previous legal research and writing skills a plus. Understanding of legal language and principles, research methods, and other related matters.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office 365 programs, including Word, Excel, Teams, and SharePoint
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Highly- skilled communicator who can develop clarity and trust with others
  • Demonstrates integrity and respect in all interactions

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree from and accredited college or university or: Associate Degree plus 5 years of direct paralegal experience or; High School diploma plus 8 years of direct paralegal experience.
  • Paralegal Certification is a plus

EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

It is the policy of RiseBoro to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, political or union affiliation, marital or partnership status, sex, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity, familial status, genetic information or predisposition or characteristic, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military and related obligations, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, job placement, compensation, benefits, training and apprenticeship, employee development, promotion, demotion, discipline, transfer, lay-off and recall, and termination. RiseBoro makes reasonable accommodations based on religion and/or disability as required by law, and requests for accommodation are to be directed to the Human Resources Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Paralegal will assist General Counsel by providing clerical and research support services including document preparation and review; interviewing clients and witnesses; and research…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 27, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 26, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Salary

USD 55,000 - USD 65,000

Location

On-site
565 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

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