Paralegal

Yazaki - Canton, MI4.0

ContractEstimated: $53,000 - $70,000 a year
Skills
Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions.

Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on.

Shift: Day
Region: USA (US)
Location: Canton , MI

POSITION SUMMARY

Supports the General Counsel and attorneys in the Office of Legal Counsel in administrative tasks and preparing documents for clients, administrative agencies and court, engages in schedule management and develop reports and presentations

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate legal department support for the Board of Directors and its subcommittees, including the preparation and distribution of board materials, drafting resolutions, consents and similar materials, and assisting in the maintenance of the corporate records applicable to the Board and its subcommittees.
Maintain corporate secretary database files of entities and directors
Prepare and submit documents necessary to ensure the companies’ compliance with state laws of licensure, incorporation and registration
Monitor the legal department’s intake system for legal services requests to ensure timely responses and return of documents from internal clients
Create and maintain contract files for all internal clients of the legal department
Create and maintain litigation related files and calendar of significant dates for each matter
Engage in fact finding and data gathering to support attorneys’ working on various projects
Maintain documentation related to document preservation notices issued by the legal department
Assist with the preparation of basic pleadings such as motions, summons, subpoenas, exhibits, resolutions, and requests and responses to discovery
Create reports for attorneys based on matter specifications and attorney requests
Utilize existing files and a variety of other research resources to develop information for pending cases
Perform legal research as requested
Lead special projects as requested
Liaise with external law firms for assistance required by them for effective representation of the companies’ interests

SKILLS REQUIRED

Must be familiar with legal terminology and general procedure in courts
Must understand different type of contracts
Must be able to multi-task and have excellent time management skills.
Must be detail-oriented and have good writing, editing and proofreading skills.
Must provide outstanding customer service.
Must be self-motivated and able to work under tight deadlines
Must have a positive attitude and a professional demeanor
Must be able to communicate effectively with al levels, including executive management
Must be able to maintain confidentiality
Must be able to work with international teams, including flexibility in scheduling and attending internal conference calls

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
(Degree Requirements, Certifications, Special Skills, Years of Experience)

Degree Requirements:
B.S.

Certification Requirements:
Paralegal Certificate

Previous Experience:
8 years experience in corporation legal department or law firm

Travel Requirements:
Very minimal

On Call Requirements:
Regular

Physical Requirements:
Office position – primarily sedentary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disability to perform the essential functions.

(Department Management to determine criteria for skill level of each position.)

SPECIAL SKILLS

SKILL LEVEL

Basic

Intermediate

Advanced

  • Microsoft Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Visio
  • SharePoint
  • Legal Matter Management Systems
  • E-billing software
Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment.