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Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Company: Wesleyan University
Location: Middletown
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Office of the General Counsel, in partnership with the University community, supports the mission of Wesleyan University by providing comprehensive, high quality legal advice and service so that the University can meet its goals in an ethical and lawful manner.

Reporting to the General Counsel & Secretary of the University, the Legal Assistant/Paralegal ("LA") is a key member of the Wesleyan legal team. The LA will have regular and rewarding contact with a wide range of University community members and will assist the General Counsel with the day-to-day operations and management of the legal department. The LA will also be a backup to the General Counsel when not available.

The LA will have primary responsibility for the administration of the legal department, and take a lead role in matter management, budget and finances, filing and automation, form and policy development and administration, litigation management, and document review for the University legal department serving approximately 1,000 employees, 3,000 students and thousands of extended community members.

Responsibilities include:

Conducting legal due diligence and research. Managing and preparing litigation information. Preparing and reviewing documents, agreements and contracts Negotiating standard contracts. Managing departmental budgets and billing. Managing and enhancing the department website. Supporting and conducting trainings as needed. Evaluating opportunities for automation and standardization of forms, contracts, and documentation processes and protocols. Establishing and maintaining professional relationships with Campus Leaders. Supervising Enterprise Risk Management Program. Assisting in researching and educating the community in areas of university compliance. Performing other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Wesleyan University, Middletown , Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Other , Middletown, Connecticut

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