Real Estate/Litigation Paralegal in Roanoke, VA at WORLDPAC

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

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Job Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class:

Job Title: Real Estate Paralegal

Department: Legal

Reports To: VP, Legal     

FLSA Status: Non Exempt              

Job Grade:13                    

Job Code: LGL009                                          

Prepared Date: January 12, 2011


Under the direction of an attorney, the Paralegal resolves routine legal issues. Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treatises, and legal codes. Prepares and negotiates legal documents, such as contracts, reviews pleadings, briefs and other litigation documentation.  Researches and prepares discovery responses.  Also expected to provide support to attorneys including scheduling, travel arrangements, typing correspondence at direction of attorneys, distributing mail, answering phones, etc. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents

Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to assist in preparation of and discovery associated with litigation matters

Drafts and negotiates contracts, working directly with in-house attorneys

Assist in the development of policies and procedures for the contracting function.

Assist in ensuring company compliance with internal policies and procedures

Keep and monitor legal volumes to ensure law library is up-to-date

Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of negotiations and other legal matters

Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system

Prepare memoranda, initial drafts and final drafts of legal documents

Provide legal research as needed/requested

Track and manage legal matters and their related expenses.  Prepare reports regarding status, progress and costs of matters managed or handled.  Recognize and report on trends and problem areas; recommend courses of action to promote efficiency and cost-effective measures.

Follow up with law firms and internal personnel on litigation matters

Drafts letters, memos and correspondence to internal and external customers

Creates and updates spreadsheet files and reports

Prepares, sends and receives confidential correspondence, reports and other documents including e-mail and faxes

Coordinates and arranges meetings, reserves conference lines and facilities and communicates meeting information

Answers incoming calls from internal and external customers and forwards calls to appropriate parties if necessary

Assists in making appointments and arranging travel schedules and reservations for supervisors

Ensures that all Legal Department equipment (i.e., fax machine and printer) is operational and properly maintained.

Distributes mail and faxes throughout the day in a timely manner

Maintains task list for supervisors and monitors deadlines

Creates and maintains filing systems

Assists other department personnel with the distribution of mail

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex legal and business documents.  Ability to respond discreetly and effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial and/or complex topics to all levels of management.

Ability to work independently and initiate and coordinate projects

Extremely organized with a strong sense of priority, urgency and commitment to deadlines

Ability to manage a heavy workload and prioritize multiple projects

Ability to work independently while functioning well in a team environment

Ability to understand general business operations, issues and dynamics beyond the scope of basic legal issues

Ability to communicate effectively with members of other departments in order to support their functions as well as to assist them in supporting the legal staff

Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint & Excel)

Strong attention to detail

Ability to handle confidential information

Experience with document retention procedures is a plus.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to understand and analyze budget/P&L statements and manage fees/expenses on a proactive basis.

High level of reasoning ability required.  Ability to define problems, collect and analyze complex data and conflicting viewpoints, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, as well as make strategic decisions and persuasive arguments.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

This position requires frequent overnight travel


Bachelor¿s Degree and 3-5 years of experience or Paralegal Certificate and 3-5 years of experience;

or equivalent combination of education and experience;




Paralegal Certification preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.