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Paralegal



City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) , the largest community college system in Illinois, is made up of seven colleges and five satellite sites, providing more than 68,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for all legal work arising from the activities of the City Colleges of Chicago, District 508, and is the point of contact for the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and other key District Executives and external governmental officials and entities for all legal matters. The OGC is organizationally comprised of a Legal and a Risk Management Division.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

Reporting to the Sr Paralegal & Project Manager, aParalegalprovides paraprofessional legal support to corporate attorneys and senior paralegals engaged in reviewing of contracts, Freedom of Information Act requests, and assisting with other transactional matters. Performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

· Reviews certain standard contracts.

· Assists Senior Paralegal with the processing and review of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

· Assists with drafting and managing business entity documentation.

· Assists corporate and labor attorneys with various matters including maintaining form agreements, research and project assistance.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports To Sr. Paralegal & Project Manager

Direct Supervision None

QUALIFICATIONS

· Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

· A Paralegal Certificate from a paralegal training program accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) preferred

· Three years of paralegal experience preferred

· Experience drafting contracts preferred

· Experience using legal matter management software or contract management software preferred

· Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive)

· Proficient in the use of Adobe AcrobatPro

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Superb attention to detail

· Excellent organizational skills

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

· Ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously

· Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment



The intent of this job description is to provide a general description of the duties and responsibilities of this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive set of the duties and responsibilities, nor all of the necessary qualifications to perform the work.

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