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Legal Assistant

Company: Binghamton University, State University of New Yor
Location: Binghamton
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Category:: Management/ ExecutiveDepartment:: University CounselLocations:: Binghamton, NYPosted:: Nov 15, 2021Closes:: Open Until FilledType:: Full-timeRef. No.:: 00003Position ID:: 139223About Binghamton University:Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.About the Office of General CounselThe Office of General Counsel provides legal services and support to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and senior officers in System Administration at Albany, New York, and the presidents and administrators of the campuses within the System. Under the leadership of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and the General Counsel, the SUNY Office of General Counsel is responsible for providing legal services to the System SUNY campuses. The OGC consists of 45 experienced higher education attorneys, paralegals and support staff located in Albany at the System Administration headquarters and in campus-based offices at the four University Centers, Health Science Centers, and various SUNY colleges.Job Description:Budget Title: Paralegal (MP-6, Management/Confidential)*Salary: $60,000 depending upon experience and qualificationsThis position reports to the Chief Campus Counsel and responsibilities include:

  • Pro-actively coordinate with the Chief Campus Counsel in proofreading a variety of legal documents
  • Maintain legal files, filing system and databases, including document repository for Chief Campus Counsel documents
  • Work with the Chief Campus Counsel to create, maintain and update templates in Legal Files, web-based case management system
  • Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
    • Review and process affiliation agreements
    • Maintain a spreadsheet of retained counsel expenditures
    • Maintain system, primarily responsible for inputting new Court of Claims and litigated matters
    • Assist with running reports/searches/queries using the legal matter management system
    • Handle intake of all FOIL requests, including redacting documents
    • Handle and organize all litigation holds on campus
    • Conduct basic legal research
    • Maintain positive and professional relationships with business units to facilitate cooperation in carrying out responsibilities
    • Assist with contract editing and formatting
    • Office support of the Chief Campus CounselRequirements:
      • Associate degree with paralegal training or Bachelor's degree
      • Minimum 2-5 years of progressively responsible related experiencePreferred qualifications:
        • Notary Public licensure upon hire
        • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, solution oriented
        • Excellent judgement and communication skills; and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
        • Familiarity with labor relations, FOIL, litigation support and university setting a plus, along with knowledge of the vocabulary and terms commonly used in a legal office
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Power Point and Access is strongly preferredAdditional Information:* Management/Confidential appointments serve at the pleasure of the President and are not represented by a unionOffers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.govPayroll information can be found on our website letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit: Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerThe State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here. Application Instructions:Open until filledReview of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. Persons interested in this position should apply online.Please submit:
        • Resume,
        • Cover letter, and
        • Contact information for three professional referencesYou may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: .

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