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TO ALL LEI STUDENTS
Some of the job postings listed through the LEI office encourage 5 plus years’ experience in the legal field in order to apply for the posting. Even though some employers are seeking experience in order to be considered for a job, do not let this requirement prevent you from applying for the job. If you have any experience to share, including experience as a legal secretary or even as an intern, be sure to list this experience on your resume and still apply for the job. Use your education and practical experience with LEI as a focus on your resume.

If you would like to have your resume reviewed prior to sending, please contact the LEI office at 477-2205 or the Career Development office at 477-2163.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS September 1-15, 2014 ***
(updated: September 11, 2014)

Bilingual Paralegal (Wilmington, DE)

Job Description: F/T entry-level bilingual position (English/Spanish) for busy personal injury and workers comp practice. Heavy client contact; excellent writing and communication skills essential. Degree required; paralegal certificate preferred.

Contact: E-mail resume using Word or by PDF only, please include salary request, to employment@dplaw.com or fax to (302) 998-9883, attn: Jackie H. No phone calls please.

LEGAL ASSISTANT, Wilmington, DE

Job Description: Full-time assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to one or more estate planning and estate administration partners. Position requires a high level of document and tax return preparation and a wide variety of other routine administrative tasks, including e-filing and research.

Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Excellent interpersonal skills.Ability to work with minimal guidance to prioritize and handle multiple concurrent tasks. Must pay close attention to detail and to juggle multiple tasks and manage deadlines. Enthusiastic with ability to learn new skills.Equipment: computer, fax machines, duplicating machines, telephones.Systems Preferred: Outlook, MS Word, Excel, Time Slips, Access.

Contact: Email resume to hdd@dellaw.com.

Legal Assistant, Wilmington, DE

Herdeg, duPont & Dalle Pazze LLP
Job title: Legal Assistant
Job location: Wilmington, DE 19807 United States
Date posted: 09/03/14
Job type: Full-Time
Job Classification
Job Category: Paralegal/legal Assistant

Job Description
Legal Assistant
Full-time assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to one or more estate planning and estate administration partners. Position requires a high level of document and tax return preparation and a wide variety of other routine administrative tasks, including e-filing and research.

Job Requirements
Requirements:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work with minimal guidance to prioritize and handle multiple concurrent tasks. Must pay close attention to detail and to juggle multiple tasks and manage deadlines. Enthusiastic with ability to learn new skills. Equipment: computer, fax machines, duplicating machines, telephones. Systems Preferred: Outlook, MS Word, Excel, Time Slips, Access.

To apply: visit http://p.nat.fed.associationcareernetwork.com/JobSeeker/JobDetail.aspx?abbr=P.NAT.FED&jobid=29df5370-7ebd-44c3-be7e-df3a51a1d603&stats=y

Practice Group Assistant

Location: US - DE - Wilmington

Description
We are currently looking for a Practice Group Assistant to join our office in Wilmington. This position will support attorneys focusing on various aspects of commercial litigation, securities, M&A, and corporate governance. In addition, this role will lend an extra hand in the office whenever and wherever needed.

Legal responsibilities include e-filings; conducting basic document organization; organizing files (both hard copy and electronic); preparing indices; assisting with document collection and production, and deposition preparation; interfacing with vendors; handling sensitive client materials; and additional projects throughout the office.

Administrative responsibilities include: organize the office and ensure that the team members have the equipment and supplies they need; coordinate outside vendors of equipment, supplies, and custodial and other services; coordinate daily incoming and outgoing mail with our other offices; and other day-to-day administrative and organizational support, including reception and front desk coverage.

A solid understanding of litigation case progression, discovery processes, and court rules and pleading formats is required. Strong organizational and problem solving skills, and initiative are also necessary. Proficiency with Word 2007 and other applications and technology, especially FileSite or other document management systems, would be useful. The ability to work well under pressure, a professional demeanor, good judgment, and high level written and verbal communication skills are also part of the success profile. Law firm experience as well as a college degree and/or paralegal certificate are preferred.

To Apply: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WSGRJOBS&cws=1&rid=1050&source=Indeed

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS August 1-31, 2014 ***
(updated: August 15, 2014)

Chatham Financial Transaction Operations Team Member

Chatham Financial is a global financial risk management advisory services and technology solutions firm serving clients in the areas of interest rate, foreign currency, commodity hedging, hedge accounting, regulatory compliance and debt and derivatives valuations. As a purpose driven organization, we are committed to making a positive influence on our clients, our associates, our communities and the capital markets at large.

Founded in 1991, Chatham is a market leader serving more than 1,200 clients annually, through a global team of risk management advisors, CPAs, analysts and technology and software developers, from our offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Chatham serves a wide range of clients globally, including real estate companies, private equity investment funds, mid-sized financial institutions and a large spectrum of corporations across the Fortune 1000. Our capabilities stem from our deep capital markets expertise, proven and scaled processes and our advanced technology platform that both supports our risk management practitioners and our clients as a SaaS solution for managing risk. We work hard to partner with our clients, and have uniquely positioned ourselves as both a world-class financial risk management advisory firm and a technology solution provider. Our goal is to leverage our proven capabilities to address their challenges by providing tailored solutions that best meet their needs.

As an employee-owned, view-neutral services firm, with no affiliation to any financial institution, Chatham has worked hard to create a distinct work environment that values people, teamwork, integrity and hard work. We always strive to do what is right, just and fair, even when no one is looking. We would rather be governed by principles than rules. We believe leadership should be gained through influence and personal character, not by title or tenure. As a result, we have a non-hierarchical, team-oriented organization.

Our interview and employment process is designed to attract people who can subscribe to, and constantly embody, the core values that we represent. Every member of our team must be completely trustworthy, possess high ethical standards, be a great team player, and strive for excellence. It is difficult to overstate how important the qualities of effective collaboration and a willingness to serve others are to our organization, and thus to any individual’s success at Chatham.

The Role
With the advent of Dodd-Frank and EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulation), our real estate teams face an increased operational requirements and new processes that will be necessary to execute derivatives transactions. We seek to enhance our team with a role specializing in regulatory, documentation and process management for our interest rate and currency hedging services. The purpose of the role is to continuously improve the efficiency, accuracy, and scalability of our hedging operations as we serve clients with excellence both before and after transactions are executed.

Responsibilities
  • Ability to understand the new derivatives regulations and their impact on the operational aspects of hedging
  • Serve as the real estate teams’ subject matter expert and resource on derivatives regulation from a process perspective
  • Work closely with the regulatory advisory team to learn the impact of emerging regulations on the real estate team’s transaction process
  • Assist in training other members of the real estate teams on salient regulatory issues from an operational perspective
  • Review loan documents and extract key economic data as it pertains to hedge structuring
  • Upload transaction details and transaction documents in the transaction management database
  • Assist with ISDA documentation by coordinating and negotiating with attorneys and banks
  • Confirm and check economic details of transactions prior to execution and after execution to ensure proper entry
  • Coordinate trade documentation with clients and dealer banks from pre-trade discussions through trade execution and completion
  • Assist clients to ensure their funds flow properly on all settlements
  • Manage the tracking and reporting of transaction operations including: outstanding documentation, provide updates and reminders to clients, monitoring the team’s transaction trends, etc.
  • Work closely with the centralized documentation and transaction management team to manage regulatory compliance requirements such as Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and similar requirements
Requirements
Experience in managing and organizing documents, trade operations and/or operational process improvement is preferred. Skills critical to this role include organization, initiative, attention to detail, consistent accuracy, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to create, maintain and improve highly effective processes. We’ve found individuals with experience in bank operations or in the paralegal field tend to possess the skills and abilities critical to success in this role. Recent college graduates that demonstrate maturity and competence will be considered as well. A degree in finance is not required, but comfort with math is important. An individual’s skills and characteristics are of primary importance to us, regardless of background.

We seek individuals who will thrive in our culture and can make a significant impact over the long term. Most of our team members do not come to Chatham with a deep understanding of derivatives; therefore, we conduct classroom and apprentice-style training. We look for people who have consistently demonstrated drive, determination, and academic as well as professional accomplishments throughout their lives. We invest a great deal of time and training with our employees, and we are looking for individuals who want to make a long-term commitment to the company.

This is an important role within the team and individuals that perform excellently will be highly valued team members. Career development opportunities involve managing cross-team processes, relationships with counterparty banks, and becoming a resident expert in ISDA, regulatory and related derivatives documentation. In an effort to enhance our documentation process capabilities, this role is not structured to lead to consulting clients with hedge strategy and execution, but rather will remain a critical component to the operational effectiveness of the team.

Visit www.chathamfinancial.com

Chatham Financial Loan Data Analyst

Chatham Financial is a global financial risk management advisory services and technology solutions firm serving clients in the areas of interest rate, foreign currency, commodity hedging, hedge accounting, regulatory compliance and debt and derivatives valuations. As a purpose driven organization, we are committed to making a positive influence on our clients, our associates, our communities and the capital markets at large.

Founded in 1991, Chatham is a market leader serving more than 1,200 clients annually, through a global team of risk management advisors, CPAs, analysts and technology and software developers, from our offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Chatham serves a wide range of clients globally, including real estate companies, private equity investment funds, mid-sized financial institutions and a large spectrum of corporations across the Fortune 1000. Our capabilities stem from our deep capital markets expertise, proven and scaled processes and our advanced technology platform that both supports our risk management practitioners and our clients as a SaaS solution for managing risk. We work hard to partner with our clients, and have uniquely positioned ourselves as both a world-class financial risk management advisory firm and a technology solution provider. Our goal is to leverage our proven capabilities to address their challenges by providing tailored solutions that best meet their needs.

As an employee-owned, view-neutral services firm, with no affiliation to any financial institution, Chatham has worked hard to create a distinct work environment that values people, teamwork, integrity and hard work. We always strive to do what is right, just and fair, even when no one is looking. We would rather be governed by principles than rules. We believe leadership should be gained through influence and personal character, not by title or tenure. As a result, we have a non-hierarchical, team-oriented organization.

Our interview and employment process is designed to attract people who can subscribe to, and constantly embody, the core values that we represent. Every member of our team must be completely trustworthy, possess high ethical standards, be a great team player, and strive for excellence. It is difficult to overstate how important the qualities of effective collaboration and a willingness to serve others are to our organization, and thus to any individual’s success at Chatham.

Job Summary
We are looking to expand our FMS (Financial Management System) team. Demand for this service has been growing rapidly and we’re looking for individuals who can help us onboard new clients and service existing clients.

Managing debt/loan financial data
FMS is a powerful set of web-based analytical tools and reporting features combined with professional advisors that our clients depend on for managerial and financial accounting purposes.
  • Team members will be responsible for working with our clients’ commercial real estate loan contracts. They will interact directly with clients to find missing information and ensure that all transaction details are accurate and complete.
  • Each team member will employ Chatham’s internal software to capture relevant information.
  • Meeting client reporting timelines is critical, and likewise the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
Handle challenging data management issues
Compiling and capturing the complete picture of a client’s debt is challenging because:
  • Loan documents are challenging legal contracts that require time and experience to gain proficiency and expertise. But once these skills are gained, they become highly valuable in our industry.
  • Often clients’ data resides in disparate systems, spreadsheets and notebooks across their company. Our clients love the fact that we can manage and centralize their loan information in one place.
  • The picture of a client’s balance sheet is often a moving target as they refinance existing loans, issue new debt, make new investments, or prepay existing loans. Therefore, we need to develop ongoing relationships with clients to help ensure that the data in our system remains current.
Bringing new clients on board
When bringing a new FMS client into Chatham, the loan data analyst will serve as a “financial detective” and:
  • Work directly with clients to understand and complete a spreadsheet template for all loans.
  • Identify omissions and inconsistencies in client data and work with our clients to resolve issues.
  • Generate payments for all loans based on Chatham’s calculations and reconcile them with existing client reports and documentation.
  • Using various FMS reports, reconcile with the client at the balance sheet level so that the FMS system accurately reflects the client’s loan profile.
  • Undertake client-facing activities including introducing our financial management system's value proposition to prospective clients, supporting a focused approach to the development of client relationships as well as organizing and leading training sessions on how to use the system.
  • Work with clients on an ongoing basis to
    1. Maintain the accuracy of their data
    2. Capture refinancing and hedging assumptions for budgeting and forecasting
    3. Understand new system requirements and communicate them with the team
Growth Path
It is our desire to see every Chatham team member grow into a greater range of responsibilities and depth of expertise over time. A motivated team member can grow into an expert in loan contracts, a highly valued area of specialization that can be leveraged in many transactions in real estate and corporate finance. Team members also become expert client managers, working through many challenging issues over the course of long term client relationships. Team members should also aspire to understand the linkage between real estate finance and Chatham’s risk management business, which will result in a deep understanding of many financial instruments and their use. Our goal is to develop you so that you can assume greater responsibility and positively influence those around you.

Requirements
We have found those with experience as a paralegal have very relevant and transferable skills that allow the person to be successful in this role. Paralegals looking for a change in work environment and the opportunity to learn something new are candidates we would certainly consider.

Additionally, individuals with degrees in accounting, finance, economics, or specializations that require a good amount of reading with emphasis on analysis of data seem to be a good fit but we are open to any university specialization as long as the individual possesses the ability to meticulously focus on details while understanding the big picture. Prior experience in economics or finance is not required. Most critically, we are looking for individuals who want to make a long-term commitment to Chatham. We make a substantial investment in each of our employees, and we hope that each Chatham team member will be a lasting and integral part of our future growth and success.
However, some basic criteria are:
  • Excellence with numbers and mathematics
  • Capacity for meticulous detail-oriented work
  • Problem solving skills and a deep intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent written and spoken verbal skills; the legal terminology in real estate loan contracts can be highly technical and difficult to decipher
  • Exceptional ability to think logically and conceptually
  • Ability to organize and prioritize many evolving and growing responsibilities
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationships
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Drive, determination, and outstanding academic and/or professional accomplishments
Application instructions:
Apply online at https://chathamfinancial-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=41&version=1

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS July 1-31, 2014 ***
(updated: July 17, 2014)

Litigation Docketing Coordinator/Paralegal - Delaware

The Delaware office of Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP has a hybrid position available for a Litigation Docketing Coordinator who will also perform IP Litigation Paralegal tasks.

Litigation Docketing – Candidate will work in the litigation docketing software, Compulaw, and will maintain the Firm’s centralized litigation docket in multiple offices as needed. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the litigation process, court rules in various venues, strong communication, support and follow-up skills as this position will collaborate with and respond to requests from attorneys and staff throughout the Firm.

Litigation Paralegal - Candidate must possess excellent organizational, research, and database application skills (Summation, Relativity) and experience supporting all levels of discovery and trial prep including reviewing, filing, and coordinating documents, drafting and responding to pleadings, managing court calendars and maintaining files. Experience with Federal and State Court e-filings is required.

Undergraduate
degree required; paralegal certificate preferred
. Periodic travel and overtime likely. 1-2 years litigation support experience, preferably in IP, is helpful. We offer a congenial work environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact: Please send your resume with salary requirements to: Joann M. Winterle, CHRO, Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP, joann.winterle@novakdruce.com.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS June 1-30, 2014 ***
(updated: June 16, 2014)

Paralegal - Part-Time- Mechanicsburg, PA

ID 6178
Employer Summers McDonnell Hudock Guthrie & Skeel (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Job Description: Part-Tim to possible full-time paralegal position.
Job duties include:
Prepare Subpoenas/Addendums in order to facilitate records retrieval
Schedule and Prepare materials for Independent Medical Evaluations
Prepare Discovery/Pleadings
Schedule Depositions
Prepare Trial/Hearing Exhibits
Legal Research

Contact Information Kim Nall, Esquire
Legal Assistant
100 Sterlling Parkway
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050
United States
Fax: 717-920-9129
Posting Date June 5, 2014
Expiration Date July 31, 2014

Contact Please send resume, references and cover letter to
knall@summersmcdonnell.com

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS May 16-31, 2014 ***
(updated: May 28, 2014)

Paralegal – Wilmington, DE
COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOCIETY, INC. 100. W. 10th Street, Suite 801 Wilmington, Delaware 19801 (302) 575-0660 (TTY) (302) 575- 0696 Fax (302) 575-0840

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - External POSTING
POSITION TITLE: Paralegal - Regular Full-time Employee (35 hours/week)
LOCATION: Wilmington, DE
REPORTS TO: Supervising Attorneys
SALARY: Depending on experience; excellent benefits.
POSTING DATE: May 16, 2014
DEADLINE: Until Filled
POSITION: Shared between DLP (67%) and Fair Housing Program (33%), though this is subject to change depending on funding and needs.

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. provides free legal representation to people with disabilities, people age 60 or over, people with low incomes, and victims of crime and discrimination to help our clients obtain shelter, income and other government benefits, educational services, medical services, orders of protection from abuse, legal immigration status and other civil legal remedies. Under the supervision of program attorneys the paralegal will assist clients throughout New Castle County, DE. The applicant for this position must be able to interact effectively with and be sensitive to the special needs of CLASI clients, including individuals with physical and mental disabilities and their families, people with low incomes, people age 60 and older, and members of legally protected classes.

DUTIES:
  1. Interview clients, determine eligibility for services, and conduct factual investigations and preliminary merit assessments.
  2. Under supervision of attorney, represent clients in meetings and administrative hearings when appropriate.
  3. Perform legal research and writing.
  4. Conduct community education presentations and trainings.
  5. Draft correspondence and other documents under the supervision of an attorney.
  6. Provide social service assistance to clients as needed.
  7. Participate in statewide and local community groups and councils, including those that meet at night and/or on weekends, as necessary.
  8. Manage and organize applicant and client information using forms and computerized data system.
  9. Submit timely timekeeping and other reports.
  10. Travel as directed to see clients and participate in work-related activities.
  11. Become and remain well-informed regarding basic legal principles applicable to area(s) of practice, attending training conferences as needed or requested by supervising attorney(s).
  12. Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred.
  2. Paralegal certificate and/or paralegal experience preferred.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  4. Sensitivity to the special problems of CLASI clients, including people with low incomes, people with disabilities, members of minority groups, people aged 60 and over, and those born in other countries.
  5. Ability and willingness to make effective public presentations.
  6. Ability to organize and maintain detailed information.
  7. Spanish language fluency, both written and oral, preferred.
  8. American Sign Language capability preferred.
  9. Ability to travel independently and work evenings and weekends as needed for out-of-office training sessions, agency-related meetings, and community education presentations.
  10. Ability to travel to and attend overnight conferences throughout the United States.
  11. Ability to apply modern technology to the performance of legal work and tasks.
  12. Ability to organize work and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  13. Flexibility, including willingness to work in any of CLASI’s areas of practice as needed.
Contact:
APPLICATION: Provide letter of interest and résumé to Daniel Atkins - datkins@declasi.org
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EXPERIENCED PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT – Defense Litigation – Springfield, Delaware, County, PA

Risk Management/Law Firm specializing in hospitality and medical malpractice matters looking for experienced, certified paralegal. Ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of office management and defense litigation, including:
  • Filing of legal documents in Philadelphia and surrounding counties, Federal Court and New Jersey
  • File set up and case management (familiarity with case management software a plus)
  • Record Requests and Document Management
  • Calendar Management for multiple attorneys
  • Billing (experience with TimeSlips a plus);
  • Must be extremely organized, a go getter who can multitask and possesses a positive friendly attitude. People and phone skills a must.
Compensation: Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Contact: Please forward resume and cover letter to: hiringattorney2014@yahoo.com
(Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster)

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