Career Center Openings

Paralegal
Justice Catalyst Law, New York City / Washington, D.C.

Full-Time

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Paralegal Starting Date: As soon as possible. Justice Catalyst Law is looking for an experienced paralegal to join our team. This is a brand new role, and we are looking for someone who is excited to be a part of building new systems and processes and growing with us. The paralegal will have wide-ranging administrative and substantive legal responsibilities on diverse projects to further economic justice, working closely with our legal team to support litigation.

Our Organization: A nonprofit organization founded in 2018, Justice Catalyst Law develops cutting-edge, interdisciplinary impact cases and legal strategies that advance economic justice. We specialize in fighting corporate or private actor abuses by applying multiple areas of law to new contexts. We bring a diverse set of nonprofits, advocates, and law firms together to develop, investigate, and litigate bold cases with broad impact. Our mission is to expand the legal system’s potential to provide meaningful accountability for the most powerful, and to bring justice and sustainable change to the communities that are most often left behind by our economic systems, with attention to racial and other longstanding inequities. We seek to maximize our justice impact by generating and developing innovative case ideas and assembling the partners and teams to litigate them. Many of our cases involve novel application of antitrust or consumer law to counter private actors’ exploitation of workers, consumers, and other vulnerable groups. For a sample of our cases, please visit https://justicecatalyst.org/issues We are a small, but highly collaborative team with a start-up culture and room to grow. We have an experimental mindset and encourage unconventional thinking and risk-taking. We value employee relationships, growth, and well-being, and strive to create an equitable, inclusive organization where everyone is a leader and a supporter. We are hardworking and dedicated, and we hold each other accountable, but we also care about one another. We take our work seriously, but we also love to laugh and have fun together — and we all care deeply about making the world a better place. Justice Catalyst Law works closely with Justice Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that supports innovative legal work and runs a fellowship program for new attorneys seeking employment in public interest fields at nonprofits, government agencies, and other offices.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We believe that a variety of perspectives and backgrounds enriches and maximizes our work. We aim to assemble an applicant pool that is reflective of the world that we live in — one that is diverse in race, color, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic background, professional background, mental and physical abilities, and other traits that make us who we are. We are also an organization made up of lawyers and non-lawyers, and we work with advocates, organizers, and clients from every walk of life. The right person for this role will be committed to listening to and learning from people with different life experiences and expertise. JCL is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to any status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in this opportunity to apply.

The Role Manager: Legal Director Location: Strong preference for being based in NYC or Washington D.C. Other locations may be considered in exceptional circumstances. This position may be performed remotely, with occasional travel required as necessary to attend litigation-related matters in-person, along with quarterly in-person staff meetings and/or retreats. Schedule: Full-time, 40-hours per week, generally Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Core Responsibilities-Interviewing witnesses and/or potential clients and organizing and performing client intake responsibilities-Drafting demands, motions, pleadings, discovery, subpoenas, and other legal documents-Reviewing, proofreading, formatting, and finalizing legal documents and other correspondence-Organizing and managing legal files-Filing documents with federal and state courts-Performing legal and investigative research-Reviewing and organizing litigation files and documents, preparing summaries and other materials-Coordinating the collection, review, and production of documents and responding to discovery requests-Calendaring and managing important deadlines-Helping coordinate among parties involved in litigation including co-counsel, opposing counsel, and clients-Attending and providing assistance and support to witness depositions, hearings, and trials-Helping build new tools and processes to improve efficiency-Other duties as assigned by the Legal Director.

Core Skills-Strong legal research, investigation, and writing skills-Excellent attention to detail-Experience and familiarity with applicable federal and state rules of civil procedure-Experience and skill with review and organization of the high volume of documents often required in the -course of complex and/or class action litigation-Excellent organization and self-direction-Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe, sufficient to finalize legal filings-Very strong people, interviewing, and listening skills-Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, experimental work environment-Enthusiasm for building new systems and processes in a new and growing organization-Compassion, empathy, and enthusiasm for working in a highly collaborative environment.

Required Qualifications-Bachelor’s Degree-At least 3 years of experience as a paralegal/legal assistant.

Desired Qualifications-Paralegal Certificate-Proficient in Spanish-Passion for social and economic justice work-Interest in working to help us grow as an organization long term.

Compensation and Benefits: Justice Catalyst Law offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes an employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision plan, a matching 401k plan (up to 4% of base salary), professional learning and development opportunities, paid bar and legal organization membership dues, flexible hours and ability to work remotely, and a generous vacation policy.

To Apply Please submit a resume and brief personal statement in the form at https://justicecatalyst.org/about/join-our-team/. Your personal statement should address:1. Why you want this job2. Your short-term and long-term professional goals3. How you might add diversity, of any kind, to the JCL team (Please note that this is optional)5. The professional accomplishment of which you are most proud

posted 07/12/2021 (30 days)

Paralegal Program Director

Neosho County Community College, Chanute, KS

Full-Time

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The Paralegal Program Developer (PPD) reports to the Title III Project Director and is responsible for developing, piloting, and institutionalizing all aspects of the Paralegal Program including developing, evaluating, and modifying the curriculum. The PPD is responsible for instructing courses in the program and hiring and supervising adjunct instructors if adjunct instructors are required.

posted 04/13/2021 (60 days)

Paralegal
Silicon Valley Bank, Bay Area, California

Full-Time

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SVB Financial Group and its subsidiaries, including its principal banking subsidiary, Silicon Valley Bank provides financial and banking services to companies in technology-related, life science/healthcare, private equity/venture capital and premium wine industries. Along with commercial banking products and services provided by Silicon Valley Bank, we offer investment advisory, asset management, private wealth management, investment banking and brokerage services. We also offer non-banking products and services, such as funds management and private equity/venture capital investment, through our other subsidiaries and divisions. SVB is currently seeking candidates for the position of Paralegal (or other title depending on the level of experience) primarily for SVB’s venture capital investment division, SVB Capital. We seek a paralegal who will provide support in four key areas: Venture Capital Investing (Startup Companies and Venture Capital funds) Venture Capital Fund Formation General Corporate Matters Legal Department Initiatives This position is expected to be based at SVB Capital’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California (or another Bay Area or other SVB office). This position will report to the Deputy General Counsel for Corporate Matters, and will work closely with the Associate General Counsel of SVB Capital and the SVB Capital team. Responsibilities Venture Capital Investing (Startup Companies and Venture Capital funds) Preparing subscription documents for underlying VC investments and other documentation as needed to complete VC fund investments. Reviewing legal documents for startup company investments. Consolidating legal summaries of underlying investments. Manage execution of legal documentation with SVB Capital leadership. Fund Formation Assist SVB Capital attorneys and business team in supporting and coordinating due diligence requests, international securities law reviews, side letter negotiations, corporate filings, reviewing disclosure materials and obtaining internal approvals. Coordinating preparation of the General Partner agreements, reviewing and negotiating NDAs, and coordinating LP interest transfers. Assist compliance, risk and other SVB Capital departments with compliance matters such as review of investor reports, marketing materials and other materials. Corporate Matters Preparation of organizational charts, corporate qualification filings, and other documentation (minutes, checklists, etc.) surrounding subsidiary management. Assist with various regulatory examinations and, internal audit and compliance reviews of the SVB Capital division as needed. Coordinate with risk, regulatory reporting and other departments on various filings and internal approvals. Legal Department Initiatives Provide paralegal support for the Legal department and other attorneys, as needed, including non-disclosure agreements, preparing department reports and presentations and managing legal billing matters. Prepare presentations and other materials for senior Legal group leadership. Qualifications Minimum of 2+ years of relevant experience Strong organizational, problem solving and project management skills, with superb attention to detail and accuracy Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills Ability to prioritize effectively, handling multiple tasks simultaneously and observing deadlines Works proactively to enhance and implement processes, manage projects, find innovative solutions, and communicate with other team members Willingness to learn new skills and to take on new challenges and responsibilities Ability to think critically and analytically Must be highly self-motivated and resourceful, and able to work independently as well as be a team player Ability to excel in a dynamic, fast moving and innovative environment Familiarity with venture capital fund formation documents and other legal documents Proficiency with Docusign, Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Visio and Powerpoint. Familiarity with management of outside counsel billing, as well as online management systems (such as Simple Legal) Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree from an accredited university Willingness to support New York, Europe and Asia time zones on an occasional basis.

posted 03/18/2021 (90 days)