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Senior Paralegal - Georgia

Senior Paralegal - Georgia

Division:  Corporate Services

Work Location:  Alpharetta, Georgia

Reports to:  Chief Legal Officer

FT/PT Classification:  Full Time (40 hours per week)


Position Summary

Provide support to legal and human resources departments in the following areas:  day to day operation of the department, contract and file maintenance, contract drafting and review, corporate compliance, research, and special projects.



  • Facilitate information requests to and from other divisions within the company, including research of legal and corporate matters. 
  • Review documents and transmit information and documents to company personnel with minimal guidance from supervising attorney(s).
  • Manage contract management system and maintain contract calendar including renewal options, amendments, and expirations; ensure efficient and timely execution of all customer and vendor contracts; prepare regular status reports of company’s contractual activity.
  • Maintain department calendar, prepare for departmental and other corporate meetings, compile minutes, and identify and track division tasks against deadlines.
  • Assist in the development and improvement of departmental process and practice protocols in an effort to increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Create and systematize a matter management system that assists with organizing and prioritizing the department’s projects and deliverables.
  • Manage corporate compliance matters including the maintenance of corporate registrations.
  • Maintain docketing system for all of the company’s intellectual property and provide support for timely registrations and maintenance for all new and existing intellectual property.
  • Prepare routine correspondence, basic legal documents, agreements and instruments, such as confidentiality, consulting, leases, cease and desist letters, and insurance certificates.
  • Manage and maintain all physical and electronic legal files and correspondence.
  • Support company and divisional priorities.
  • Support organization-wide legal and human resource projects and initiatives as necessary.   
  • Serve on cross functional initiatives in support of corporate priorities.
  • Provide administrative support for human resources including assisting with issues related to the orientation of new employees, benefits, payroll, and other HR matters as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Legal Officer.



  • Exceptional organizational skills with a strong sense of priority, time management and commitment to deadlines.
  • The ability to perform legal research.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information discreetly and professionally.
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Contract Management Software, Microsoft Office products including Word, Powerpoint, etc.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the legal field
  • Paralegal certification


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