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Paralegal Litigation

Location:
Memphis, TN
Description:

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 yrs creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it. Purpose: Provide paralegal support to in-house attorneys in the area of litigation, intellectual property, human resources, business, real estate and/or environment, health & safety. Position is responsible for responding to 3rd party subpoenas, legal requests and garnishments, and potentially researching, preparing pleadings or documents, and responding to legal matters and discovery under the direction of a supervising attorney. Position acts as a liaison between Legal and internal business clients, external vendors including law firms and other legal support vendors. Key Accountabilities: With direction from supervising attorney: Prepare legal documents, including responses to 3rd party subpoenas, legal requests and garnishments, and potentially briefs, discovery and other pleadings, appealsPrepare affidavits or other documents such as privilege logs, maintain document file, and file pleadings or other documents with courts or agencies Gather research data, such as statutes, decision and legal articles, codes and documents Assist in coordination and collection of gathering matter-related electronically stored and paper documents and other details from clients and vendors Prioritize matter assignments Organizes files and enters matter-related details into databases Analyze and enter legacy asbestos lawsuits into databases Key Challenges: The external environment, including technology, competition, markets: Changes in law such as electronic discovery; changes in technology supporting the process of obtaining, culling, reviewing and processing electronic discovery materials; growing need to monitor costs in real estate, intellectual property and other legal areas The internal environment, including interaction with others, (both inside and outside the company) policies/practices: Working with all different types of levels of employees within the organization and externally with outside vendors and courts/agencies; interpersonal savvy; dealing with confidential info The work itself, e.g., problems, opportunities, change: Learning the company hierarchy; adapting to new technology tools; prioritizing workload and projects Scope: Provides support to attorneys on all files by acting as a liaison between external companies (ie., insurance, title, surveyors, experts and other service vendors), courts, outside counsel, IP employees/IP facilities for in-house counsel; makes cost-effective suggestions in dealing with outside vendors to control spend; prioritizes matter assignments with supervision by supervising attorney. Knowledge and Background: Min Requirements: Paralegal Certificate or equivalent background Less than five years legal background in a paralegal position Basic knowledge of specialized area Good communication and management expertise Interpersonal Savvy Learning on the Fly Customer Focus Functional and Computer skills Issue solving/Action Oriented International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans. Memphis TN 38197
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