Detailed Job Description
Under the general supervision of the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, this position supports the mission of Miami's Office of General Counsel by assisting in the preparation of legal documents, contract review, processing public record requests, litigation support and other similar duties as needed.
The Paralegal, under the direct supervisor of attorneys in the Office of General Counsel for all tasks that require the exercise of legal judgment and that are considered the practice of law, will support the Office of General Counsel's mission by interacting with senior university administrators as well as persons outside the university from outside law firms and legal offices, state and federal agencies and departments, and the general public.
1. Assisting attorneys with immigration matters with minimal oversight (H-1B, PERM and Permanent Residency applications).
2. Reviewing exchange agreements and contracts.
3. Responding to public records requests and subpoenas with minimal oversight and working with Information Technology Services (ITS) for electronic discovery, including retrieving and reviewing emails, hard drive contents, mirror imaging of employee and student desktops and laptop computers for response to requests for information, litigation, security, or compliance purposes. The Paralegal directs the personnel in ITS regarding which tasks to complete and coordinates the transfer of the data into useable means in order to respond to requests for that information.
4. Assisting with Annual Ethics Survey.
5. Reviewing, investigating and preparing draft response to EthicsPoint reports.
6. Assisting with legal research and information gathering in connection with litigation and other legal projects; meet with clients, witnesses and/or outside counsel to obtain information necessary for cases.
7. Coordinating university policy development and review process, and advising on form and content of policies. Responsible for maintaining the on-line policy library.
8. Other duties as assigned.
Must possess Paralegal certification;
Associates Degree and two (2) year experience in a legal office, local government and/or state government, or any equivalent combination education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position;
Excellent oral, written and organizational skills;
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to organize and facilitate complex legal and regulatory projects, be able to work independently with minimal supervision, build productive working relationships with others across campus, maintain confidentiality and interact with university department heads and state agencies with confidence and credibility; and,
Must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced legal environment, travel to other offices and outside agencies and manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines.
Three (3) - Five (5) years of experience in a legal office, local government and/or state government.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.