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Paralegal II Paralegal II

Company: Presbyterian Church USA
Location: Louisville
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview

The national offices of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), based in Louisville Kentucky, serve with mid-councils, congregations, worshipping communicates, and partner organizations to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ. Approximately 400 individuals, diverse in race, age, gender, sexual orientation, faith, skills and more, come together as colleagues to work for a world where justice reigns, peace prevails, and God's love extends to all people. This community comprises the staff of several national entities: the Office of General Assembly, Presbyterian Investment and Loan Corporation, the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Presbyterian Women, and the Administrative Services Group.

The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the ministry and mission agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Four ministry areas carry out our work: Compassion, Peace & Justice; Racial Equity & Women's Intercultural Ministries; Theology, Formation & Evangelism; and World Mission. We work together to inspire, equip, and connect all Presbyterian for the church's work. The communications team demonstrates the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a relevant and revolutionary presence in the world by sharing the work, initiatives, resources, and stories of the Presbyterian Mission Agency in interesting and engaging ways.

Position Purpose:

Investigate, research, and analyze legal issues to arrive at independent cognitive recommendations to Legal Services attorneys or work under supervision of attorneys in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to: church loans, church and corporate structure, property and litigation, as well as draft requested documents and prepare legal memoranda of law.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal research to industry standards as needed or requested and prepare reports of outcome of research.
  • Conduct research of minutes of General Assembly and agencies of PCUSA and prepare reports of the outcome of that research.
  • Work with Deputy General Counsel on restricted funds matters.
  • Work with Staff Attorney on intellectual property matters.
  • Assist General Counsel in litigation matters, such as production of documents.
  • Help administer process of receiving requests for independent contracts and processing requests.
  • Support senior paralegal who administers legal aspects of PILP's loan programs under supervision of attorney which includes drafting documents to secure the loan (mortgage, promissory note, guaranty, loan participation agreement, assignment and pledge agreement) and review and comment on all required back-up documentation required by PILP's Policies and in conformance with appropriate laws (corporate documentation, title commitments, etc.). Also, includes preparing releases and various other documents which may arise in a lending situation. Maintain database of forms for the various loan and release documents.
  • Support General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in internal investigations.
  • Work with Deputy General Counsel and Staff Attorney on legal and property issues related to identification of properties owned by the A Corporation and identifying legal issues concerning how to dispose of property.
  • Other duties as assigned. Essential Position Requirements:
  • Paralegal degree from an accredited program
  • Three years of experience as a paralegal (corporate preferred) Required Skills:

  • Legal research, analysis and writing.
  • Word processing and electronic research proficiency.
  • Ability to work independently and perform well as emergency projects arise.
  • Knowledge of church structure.
  • Real estate experience.
  • Ability to communicate with mid councils, teaching elders, and members across the Church.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with co-workers, outside legal counsel and outside visitors or callers, in a manner suitable to a church office environment.
  • Perform all work with a sense of urgency. Helpful Skills:
    • Ability to manage conflicting deadlines and conflict management skills.
    • Have a deep understanding and commitment to cultural and racial ethnic inclusiveness. Values diverse groups, ethnicities, genders, communities, cultural constituencies and points of view. Able to relate well to people from all walks of life and of varying theological perspectives
    • Ability to speak one or more languages other than English very helpful Required Competencies:

    • Collaborative.
    • Provide adequate and timely information to lawyers in Legal Services.
    • Client focus.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Accountable.
    • Responsive.
    • Empathetic.
    • Culturally proficient; and
    • Able to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Physical Requirements:

    • This is largely a sedentary position. However, filing in file cabinets and file rooms, storing and retrieving boxes, but some work will require standing, bending and the ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
    • Ability to understand and process written or printed and verbal information.
    • Ability to produce documents and reports.
    • The ability to see, hear, speak, type, write, walk, stand, bend, and lift.
    • The scheduled hours at 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (but can be adjusted by discussion with the General Counsel) and include legally required breaks, and a lunch period.
    • Typically, overnight out-of-town travel is not required.
    • On occasion after hours work may be necessary to assist with board meetings and the General Assembly.

      Prop--sito del puesto:

      Investigar, investigar y analizar cuestiones legales para llegar a un desarrollo cognitivo independiente.

      Investigar, investigar y analizar cuestiones legales para llegar a recomendaciones cognitivas independientes a los abogados de Servicios Legales o trabajar bajo la supervisi--n de abogados en una amplia variedad de --reas, incluyendo pero no limitado a: pr--stamos de la iglesia, iglesia y estructura corporativa, propiedad y litigios, as-- como redactar documentos solicitados y preparar memorandos legales.

      Roles y responsabilidades (en orden de prelaci--n):

    • Llevar a cabo investigaciones legales seg--n los est--ndares de la industria seg--n sea necesario o solicitado y preparar informes de resultados de la investigaci--n.
    • Llevar a cabo la investigaci--n de las actas de la Asamblea General y las agencias de PCUSA y preparar informes de los resultados de esa investigaci--n.
    • Trabajar con el Asesor Jur--dico Adjunto en asuntos de fondos restringidos.
    • Trabajar con el abogado en asuntos de propiedad intelectual.
    • Asistir al Asesor General en asuntos de litigio, como la producci--n de documentos.
    • Ayudar a administrar el proceso de recepci--n de solicitudes de contratos independientes y procesamiento de solicitudes.
    • Apoyar al asistente legal senior que administra los aspectos legales de los programas de pr--stamos de PILP bajo la supervisi--n de un abogado, que incluye la redacci--n de documentos para garantizar el pr--stamo (hipoteca, pagar--, garant--a, acuerdo de participaci--n en el pr--stamo, acuerdo de cesi--n y prenda) y revisar y comentar toda la documentaci--n de respaldo requerida requerida por las Pol--ticas de PILP y de conformidad con las leyes apropiadas (documentaci--n corporativa, compromisos de t--tulo, etc.). Adem--s, incluye la preparaci--n de liberaciones y varios otros documentos que pueden surgir en una situaci--n de pr--stamo. Mantenga una base de datos de formularios para los diversos documentos de pr--stamo y liberaci--n.
    • Apoyar al Asesor Jur--dico y al Asesor Jur--dico Adjunto en las investigaciones internas.
    • Trabajar con el Asesor General Adjunto y el Abogado del Personal en asuntos legales y de propiedad relacionados con la identificaci--n de propiedades propiedad de A Corporation y la identificaci--n de problemas legales relacionados con la forma de disponer de la propiedad.
    • As-- como otras tareas asignadas.
      Credenciales imprescindibles:


      Grado de paralegal de un programa acreditado.


      Tres a--os de experiencia como asistente legal (preferido corporativo).

      Capacidades imprescindibles

    • Investigaci--n jur--dica, an--lisis y redacci--n.
    • Competencia en procesamiento de textos e investigaci--n electr--nica.
    • Capacidad para trabajar de forma independiente y desempe--arse bien cuando surjan proyectos de emergencia.
    • Conocimiento de la estructura de la iglesia.
    • Experiencia inmobiliaria.
    • Capacidad para comunicarse con los consejos intermedios, los ancianos docentes y los miembros de toda la Iglesia.
    • Habilidad para comunicarse e interactuar eficazmente con compa--eros de trabajo, asesores legales externos y visitantes o llamantes externos, de una manera adecuada al entorno de la oficina de la iglesia.
    • Realizar todo el trabajo con un sentido de urgencia. Capacidades --tiles

      Habilidad para manejar plazos conflictivos y habilidades de manejo de conflictos.

      Conocimientos imprescindibles

    • Colaborativo.
    • Proporcionar informaci--n adecuada y oportuna a los abogados en Servicios Legales.
    • Enfoque en el cliente.
    • Habilidades de organizaci--n excelentes.
    • Responsable.
    • Responsive.
    • Emp--tico.
    • Culturalmente competente; y . click apply for full job details

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