Paralegal

Pepco Energy Services Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Under general direction, performs responsible, specialized and confidential legal assignments and research for specified area within the Legal Department. Assists with legal proceedings, transactions and other legal matters by identifying problems, needs and procedures. May work closely with other legal, governmental, or regulatory disciplines and a variety of clients, and assists in the planning, research and evaluation process directed towards the management of the Company's legal exposure.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Collect, analyze, organize and maintain the entire array of information, records and documents in accordance with acceptable legal practices and procedures as needed to support Legal and the practice area attorneys

  • Prepare draft documents pertaining to litigation, company business and Legal activity for attorney edit and review

  • Develop and maintain a knowledge of statutes, court decisions and the background relating to procedures and processes in the applicable areas of practice within the law department

  • Perform routine legal procedures under direct supervision and control of attorney; perform routine legal research

  • Draft documents that require insertion of basic information and/or utilizing standard format following department practice

  • Perform filing and other clerical functions

  • Coordinate work with Legal Administrative Assistants

JOB SCOPE

  • Supports attorneys, company management and senior level paralegal staff in matters involving company personnel, and outside counsel and their staff

  • Supports co-workers regarding department activities and functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possess at least two to four years of professional legal experience in a specialized area of law; possess a high school degree or equivalent; and possess a paralegal certificate from an accredited institution or have a minimum of two to four years of in-depth practical experience, including litigation, in an established law firm.

  • Possess the demonstrated ability to comprehend and follow verbal instructions.

  • Possess a general knowledge of law firm and legal practices and procedures, including litigation, and the rules or procedures required of the various court and administrative systems. Posses a working knowledge of legal terminology. Be highly skilled in the use of computers and software packages being utilized by the department.

  • Possess and demonstrate initiative and sound judgment required to make decisions without supervision and in the absence of exact established procedures. Possess willingness to accept responsibility and devote the time necessary for success in a legal environment. Possess the ability to meet critical and short deadlines, a commitment to successful performance and the completion of tasks, and the ability to work in demanding conditions.

  • Possess the ability to communicate clearly - both orally and in writing -and to read and analyze legal materials and other data.

Preferred

Litigation Experience and familiarity with:

Electronic filing systems in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, and Delaware Courts of Common Pleas.

Magisterial District Court procedures.

Drafting of Pleadings, Discovery, and Discovery Responses. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with a high volume of cases.

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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