With minimal supervision from a TNC attorney, the Senior Paralegal provides an advanced level of expertise to support and coordinate legal services on complex and/or high value matters for assigned business units or projects, ensuring that transactions and activities are legally sound and consistent with TNC’s mission, authority, policies, and procedures. The Senior Paralegal applies advanced knowledge and skills to serve organizational needs in a highly efficient and effective manner. They are able to effectively articulate relevant legal concepts and internal policies and procedures to others. They have a solid understanding of the concept of legal liability and risk management. Essential functions include assisting attorneys with real estate transactions, contracts, litigation management, and other projects. Duties may include managing files, drafting routine legal documents, correspondence and forms, entering data into the Conservancy’s Legal Link system. Duties may also include maintenance of portions of the Legal Link database system.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Supports and coordinates complex and/or high value real estate transactions and contracts, regulatory compliance filings, employment law, litigation management or other specialized legal areas.
Supports acceptance and disposition of real estate in context of donations.
Ensures legal commitments, TNC policies and procedures, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
Collects and manages official corporate legal files, in electronic and paper form.
Drafts and revises complex legal documents for review by attorney.
Independently drafts well-written memoranda, correspondence, and transaction documents (such as escrow instructions and deeds) and revises as necessary.
Initiates and completes financial and accounting forms related to legal matters and ensures that such forms comply with TNC policies and procedures.
Assists business unit staff with preparation of project approval packages. Routes project packages for approvals at BU and attorney levels.
Independently interacts and coordinates with assigned business unit staff and outside parties.
Supervises and/or provides guidance and training to less experienced paralegals, legal support staff, and volunteers.
May assist TNC attorneys in trainings for legal and business unit staff.
May have significant financial responsibility, including processing check and wiring requests.