Paralegal

 
Position: Paralegal

Job ID: 157111

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: LEGAL OPERATIONS - CONTRACTS

Talent Area: Paraprofessional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Paralegal -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide legal support to the Assistant General Counsels in the Legal Department, the Director of the Legal Department, and other attorneys with contracting needs, with a primary focus on supporting the contract review and approval process including drafting contracts, management of the workflows, coordination of documents and obtaining signatures. Duties will also include performing legal research and writing, drafting of policies and procedures, intellectual property docket management and as directed.   

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Reviews and prepares legal documents/contract for review and approval of attorneys
  • Drafts memos to internal and external clients under supervision of attorneys
  • Provides support on intellectual property matters
  • Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions and legal articles. constitutions, and legal codes
  • Prepares and coordinates legal correspondence, reports, and presentations upon request
  • Maintains departmental contract and legal subject files and related online log in good order
  • Keeps legal files current and in good order so they can be retrieved easily


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Paralegal Certification required
  • A bachelor’s degree will substitute for four years of experience and the paralegal certification
  • 5 years paralegal experience required
  • 1 year experience working with contracts in a corporate department/law firm


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