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Paralegal

Location : Long Island City, NY
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

The NYC Agency's Legal Department provides legal services to all divisions and departments of the agency.  The Department's responsibilities include: advising the Board of Trustees, officers, and employees of all legal requirements of the City Agency's construction program and business operations; managing litigation and defending the Agency in administrative matters; mediating construction claims and disputes; drafting and negotiating Agency contracts, license agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other legal documents; responding to requests pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL); managing the Agency's public works lien system; and providing assistance with regard to the City's Conflicts of Interest laws.




Responsibilities include:


·                  Independently manage the processing of license agreements, including


o       review of checklists submitted by other Departments to ensure  complete and accurate information


o       gather and compile license agreement exhibits


o       track signatures, issuance of insurance certificates, registration of payees, issuance of payments, and scheduling future payments and uploading/updating information in the Agency’s License Agreement Tracking System (LATS)


·                  Assist in litigations, including


o       circulate and track litigation preservation notices to document custodians


o       collect documents and provide information to the NYC Law Department


o       provide legal research


o       compile motion exhibits


·                  Assist the Agency’s FOIL Officer track and gather documents in response to Freedom of Information requests


·                  Perform related duties as assigned


 




Required Qualifications :

Specific Skills Required for Position:


·                  Scrupulous attention to detail


·                  Excellent organization and time management ability


·                  Ability to take initiative and independently manage progress of assignments and follow-up appropriately with various internal departments to ensure timely completion of assignments


·                  Solid research skills


·                  Excellent written and verbal communication skills


 


The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 3 years of experience as a paralegal in construction and litigation and be responsible for collecting and organizing information from multiple sources while managing deadlines and assignments.


 


Four-year high school diploma(or GED). BA in Paralegal Studies is preferred as well as experience in the construction industry and/or government contracts and/or insurance/tort litigation.


 


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