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Paralegal III in Memphis, TN at ServiceMaster

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Job Description

Provides legal support to the Division General Counsel for the assigned area of responsibility. Resolves routine legal issues with customers and clients. Performs legal research and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents and reports. Responsible for handling of routine litigation matters including discovery and tracking of claims. Responsible for general file management, keeping management and staff informed on legislative developments and court actions that impact the company. Familiar with a variety of contracting and mergers & acquisition concepts, practices and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Job Responsibilities
1. Provide support for department attorney
2. Review and negotiate contracts under supervision of department attorney.
3. Draft letters and memoranda on contract compliance, and in response to claims.
4. Gather documents for legal research and projects.
5. Prepare and distribute reports weekly, monthly, and/or quarterly.
6. Input claim and litigation information.
7. Handle legal reserve and outside counsel billing.
8. Organize and file correspondence and reports.
9. Maintain legal/litigation files.

Job Requirements
1. Associates/Bachelors degree and Paralegal Certification
2. Minimum 5 – 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area or a combination of education and experience equivalent to 6 years
3. Knowledge of commonly-used legal processes, practices, and procedures
4. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with management and customers
5. Ability to effectively manage time and multiple tasks
6. Ability to recommend courses of action to management
7. Knowledge of the business
8. Skilled legal research abilities
9. Excel, PowerPoint, and Word computer skills
10. Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
11. Ability to make independent judgment
12. Possess problem solving and analytical skills
13. Good interpersonal skills.
14. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Regularly required to:
o Sit, stand and walk
o Use hands and arms to handle, feel or reach
o Speak and hear
o Use close vision abilities 
• Occasionally required to:
o Lift or move up to 10lbs
o Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
• Noise level
o Low to moderate 
• Adverse Conditions
o Minimal

Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

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