HACC

Paralegal

April 16, 2018 |

TITLEParalegal
SUPERVISORGeneral CounselDEPARTMENTLegal
FLSA STATUSExemptUNION POSITIONNo
REGULAR/TEMPRegularFULL/PART TIMEFull-Time

CLOSING DATE
All resumes are due to HR by close of business April 26th, 2018.  All resumes should be sent to hr@thehacc.org

POSITION PURPOSE

Under the direction of the General Counsel, will assist and provide a range of legal support and administration to lawyers and other legal professionals. The Paralegal will also assist in the investigation and response to inquiries from regulators, the general public and other governmental agencies, including, but not limited to, gathering, organizing and reviewing responsive documents in response to subpoenas and Freedom of Information Act requests, performing legal research and analyzing transactional data. Provide general administrative support as necessary.   Identify, escalate and resolve issues as appropriate and work closely with colleagues on the team and in other lines of business or control areas to ensure comprehensive and effective support.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform legal and factual research.
  • Perform records research.
  • Identify relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material.
  • Organize and analyze information.
  • Cross-check and validate information.
  • Prepare written reports.
  • Draft legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts and legal memoranda.
  • Help prepare legal arguments, applications, declarations and motions.
  • Prepare correspondence.
  • Check and edit legal forms and documents for accuracy.
  • Build and maintain databases and files.
  • Organize and track case files.
  • Review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations.
  • Maintain law library.
  • Coordinate legal office activities such as subpoena delivery.
  • Locate and interview witnesses.
  • Help with trial and administrative hearing preparation including witness lists, exhibits and trial binders.
  • Assist in the preparation of records in judicial appeals of administrative hearing decisions.
  • Respond to court subpoenas and Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Assist in the preparation of meeting minutes.
  • Additional duties are assigned.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Research skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Writing skills.
  • Computer literacy using common workplace software.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Information monitoring.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Stress tolerance.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Paralegal Certificate from ABA-approved program.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of legal, governmental or Housing Authority experience.
  • Successful completion of the Illinois Attorney General’s Freedom of Information Officer training course will be required within two weeks of employment at the Housing Authority.

ADDITIONAL WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Requires availability to work beyond normal workday.
  • Frequent travel to various work locations in all weather conditions. Must have own transportation.
  • Appointees will be required to possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable according to agency guidelines.

This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed. The qualifications listed above are guidelines, other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job will be considered.