Paralegal II (Irving, TX) - 2018-12184
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of building supply products, is seeking a reliable, hard working Paralegal in our corporate office located in Irving, Texas.
The paralegal position supports the General Counsel and Legal Department in the service and support of the company's general legal needs and specific internal clients, manages and administers documents and contracts, manages and administers intellectual property prosecution and enforcement, manages outside law firm activity under the direction of the General Counsel or other designee, researches law, investigates facts, and prepares documents, among other things.
Essential Functions Statement(s): Performs administrative and clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, providing information to callers, taking dictation, composing and typing routine correspondence; and reading, routing, filing and addressing incoming mail. Acts as legal department liaison with business functions, departments, distribution centers, and other internal clients.
Prepares and revises legal documents such as contracts, terms, policies, guidelines and forms for review, approval, and use by General Counsel and other legal and business personnel. Investigates facts, researches law and assists and advises human resources and other departments with investigations and inquiries. Manages company records and contracts database and warehouse.
Assists with due diligence activities. Assists with compliance and governance activities. Assists with and coordinates patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement activities.
Files correspondence and legal documents in office filing system. Ensures proper indexing and filing of original legal documents and coordinates company-wide contract management.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and/or Paralegal Certification preferred.
Minimum of five years of law firm or in-house corporate legal experience preferred.
Prior contract review experience preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with acute attention to detail.
Diplomacy, flexibility and the ability to successfully interact with external and internal customers at all levels.
Certifications & Licenses:
Demonstrated ability in software including, but not limited to Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office products.
Experience with legal research software a plus.
Experience with matter and document management solutions preferred.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Requires knowledge and understanding of basic legal terminology.
Requires ability to concentrate for lengthy periods of time while maintaining a focus on detail. Requires ability to handle multiple tasks and routine responsibilities and assess priorities on a daily basis and a willingness to make judgment decisions. Requires ability to balance the use of initiative with level of knowledge, a willingness to follow instructions and the responsibility of bringing all problems, concerns or discrepancies to the attention of the General Counsel. Requires the ability to effectively communicate with a varied audience, including all levels of company management and internal clients, vendors, customers and other interested parties.
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is fully committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information and other non-merit factors. All persons shall be afforded equal employment opportunity at PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its personnel policies, program practices and operations and relationships with employees and applicants, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and merit promotion. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. promotes programs of affirmative recruitment and employment at all levels of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. subscribes to, and will implement to the full extent, all applicable laws that promote equality of opportunity.
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
Primesource Building Products, Inc.