Job title: Legal Assistant
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Consolidated ElectricalDistributors, Inc. (CED), one of the largest and fastest growing wholesale electricaldistribution companies in the country, has an opening in our Irving, Texas,office for an entry-level Legal Assistant. This is a new positionresulting from CED's continuing growth and additional responsibilities recentlytaken on by the Legal Department. The LegalAssistant will report to the Assistant General Counsel and will provideadministrative and project-specific support to team members within alldepartments that report to CED's General Counsel: Legal, Personnel Assessment, Real Estate,Loss Control, and Fleet.
CED offers a competitive salarycommensurate with experience. Ourexcellent benefits include a profit-sharing program, medical, dental, life, anddisability insurance, a health savings account option, 401(k), paid vacation,holidays, and sick time.
Reports to: Assistant General Counsel
Experienceshould include a record of successful completion of complex projects with minimalsupervision.
Must exhibit good judgment as wellas exemplary verbal and written language skills, including the ability toindependently gather, analyze, curate, and summarize data in a readilyunderstandable format.
Must have a strong work ethic and beable to multi-task effectively, occasionally in a high-stress environment.
Must possess outstandingorganizational skills and show a strong attention to detail.
Must be able to effectively manage manytime-sensitive, daily tasks while simultaneously accomplishing long-termprojects in a timely manner.
Must be competent with Word, Excel,Outlook, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
Must display a high-level ofprofessionalism and the ability to forge positive working relationships bothinside and outside the organization.
Must be serviceoriented. All Legal Department staff support Field management and,consequently, must demonstrate servant leadership to be successful within CED'sorganizational structure.
Must demonstrate a strong sense ofintegrity and ethics.
Successful candidate must have goodreferences, pass pre-employment drug test and background check, as well as bewilling to participate in pre-employment assessments.
One to two years of prior work as a legal assistant,paralegal or legal secretary, or substantially equivalent experience.
Bachelor'sor Associate's degree with a strong academic record.
Notary Public (or willing and eligible tobecome one).
This position operates in aprofessional office environment which may require sitting for extended periods.
Supervisory Responsibilities: No
Essential Job Functions:
In conjunction with the senior LegalDepartment Paralegal, cover all Paralegal/Legal Assistant duties including, butnot limited to the following:
Serve as front-line matter intake professional, with themandate to either handle matters quickly or route them to the appropriateperson for prompt handling;
Assist in the process of administering and trackingrevisions to CED's internal policies and procedures;
Complete complex projects, as assigned, to support the LegalDepartment's goals and responsibilities;
Administer the CED employee hotline;
Collect and record eligibility data in CED's backgroundcheck system;
Collect and deliver candidate assessment data to hiringmanagers;
Administer the Legal Department homepage on CED's intranet,ensuring that all content is accurate and current;
Administer all online legal resources such as training, formtemplates, and legal guidance documents developed by the Legal Department forCED personnel;
Assist the Corporate Secretary in the preparation, filingand maintenance of annual minutes and board resolutions;
Prepare, file and maintain fictitious business nameregistrations throughout the US;
Handle routine service of process to the appropriatebusiness unit;
Handle subpoena responses;
Answer Legal Department phone calls live, as opposed to viavoicemail, whenever possible;
Organize and maintain legal files;
Handle mailing and overnight deliveries;
Order and maintain Legal Department supplies;
Assist with travel arrangements, expense report filing, andcheck requests; and
Handle copying, scanning, and faxing of documents.
Assist other departments that report to the company'sGeneral Counsel such as Real Estate, Loss Control, Personnel Assessment, andFleet as needed.
CED is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability | Veteran