The Johns Hopkins University Office of the Vice President and General Counsel has an immediate opening for a paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in basic legal research, primarily in the areas of contracts, healthcare law, real estate and reviewing and drafting contracts. The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel provides legal advice and representation for the University, its Board of Trustees, all academic and administrative offices and divisions. The office has locations on the Homewood campus in North Baltimore and in East Baltimore, where the health divisions are located. The current opening is in the East Baltimore location, which has four attorneys and a legal secretary.
The successful candidate will be able to work in fast paced environment, and balance multiple projects while meeting client expectations. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, analytical, writing, computer, organization, and verbal skills, and must have the ability to work effectively and collegially as part of a team with a significant workload and a dedication to client service.
The Paralegal must be a highly organized, persistent problem solver in order to thrive in this environment.
Support on Advice Matters:
Basic legal research on matters related to healthcare, research, higher education and related areas.
Draft memoranda, prepare chronologies and other analyses, and draft basic correspondence, releases and other documents as needed and directed by counsel.
Assist with transition of matters to litigation attorneys and paralegal as necessary.
Support in Transaction Matters:
Assist with the review and drafting of various agreements and forms involving basic and complex business transactions of the University.
Maintain a database of all contracts within job description, in coordination with similar database at the Homewood Office.
Assist with the maintenance of a forms library.
Bachelor's Degree or Certificate in Paralegal Studies from an accredited institution and/or degree in Business Administration or related field and five years of paralegal experience of progressively increasing responsibility are required. Additional experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula, noted below.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong computer software skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), document management software
Ability to work independently
Ability to manage high work volume
Excellent proofreading skills
Knowledge of legal citation rules and formatting
Budgeted Salary: $21.93-$30.18 per hour
Employee group: Full-Time
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 7.5/day
Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt
Location: Baltimore, MD
Department name: Office of General Counsel
Personnel area: University Administration
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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