Lewis Energy Group

  • Paralegal

    Location US-TX-San Antonio
    Req No.
    2018-7771
    Category
    Legal
  • Overview

    The Paralegal will provide assistance to in-house corporate attorneys in the areas of litigation oversight, contracts, claims, corporate compliance and legal research. The Paralegal/Legal Assistant also assists and relieves department and other legal personnel of administrative and clerical work.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs research and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, and legal articles to assist legal counsel in the drafting and negotiation of contracts, agreements, or any other legal documentation relating to all aspects of the company’s business.
    • Assists in reviewing and gathering pertinent data to aide legal counsel in making decisions.
    • Assists in drafting and editing legal documents such as contracts, director and shareholder resolutions, corporate meeting minutes, and discovery responses.
    • Coordinates numerous inquiries from attorneys, government agencies and other parties by screening, prioritizing, and logging legal issues and incoming litigation for general counsel to include assisting in the retention of outside counsel.
    • Provides administrative support in the activities of maintaining contracts and information databases to ensure accuracy, quality, and efficiency.
    • Maintains department invoices and/or expense reports by reviewing and coding outside law firm invoices for payment and preparing expense reimbursements for submission.
    • Typing assignments in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner for all department personnel.
    • Maintaining office supplies and compiling data for routine reports.
    • Scheduling and maintaining legal department calendar of appointments and coordinating travel arrangements for department personnel
    • Assisting with coordinating meeting events.
    • Processing all incoming and outgoing mail, including legal documents.
    • May be responsible for generating and distributing reports concerning/affecting the activities of functional area on a scheduled or unscheduled basis.
    • Maintaining confidential records.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications:

    Education and/or Experience

    Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or paralegal school.

    Minimum 3 Years of experience in the role as Legal Assistance,  Paralegal or Executive Assistance to include litigation background and Paralegal Certification.

     

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and comprehend documents such as pleadings, contracts, and reports . Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

     

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

     

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

     

    Computer Skills

    • Must be technically proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Power Point, and
      Westlaw/Lexis research

    Other Skills and Abilities

    • Oil & Gas industry experience
    • College degree preferred
    • Executive, Legal Assistant or Paralegal experience preferred
    • Paralegal certificate
    • Must have a strong ability to focus on details, demonstrate accuracy, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Highly motivated self-starter capable of working independently and in a team environment
    • Strong written and verbal communication ability including legal terminology, forms and procedures
    • Bilingual- English/Spanish. Able to read, write and speak both languages

    Physical Demands

    The employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

     

    Work Environment

    The employee is normally exposed to a quiet work environment.

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