Paralegal in Irving, TX at Michaels

Date Posted: 6/19/2024

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    3939 West John Carpenter Freeway
    Irving, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/19/2024

Job Description

Support Center - Irving

Provides legal and administrative support to the Associate General Counsel and other members of the Legal Department. Under the direction of attorneys, this position is responsible for managing and maintaining legal files and pleadings, subpoenas, garnishments, and other regulatory matters.

Major Activities

  • Conduct and manage discovery as directed including, but not limited to performing initial investigations into claims made against the Company, conducting interviews, preparing discovery responses, and ensuring information provided is complete, accurate, and timely.
  • Respond independently to subpoenas, requests for personnel records, small claims court matters, etc. Prepare affidavits, declarations, exhibits, and other necessary documents for responses/court filings, under supervision of counsel.
  • Perform legal research, interact with senior level management and others to gather facts, participate in witness interviews, analyze documentary evidence, present findings, and make recommendations on next steps. Prepare materials for case preparation. Organize interview memos, digests, and other relevant documents. Create and maintain electronic pleading/correspondence files. Maintain panel counsel list. Provide other litigation support as necessary.
  • Communicate with outside counsel and internal clients; participate in/independently manage special projects; assist counsel with other matters as assigned. Assist with annual insurance renewal information requests.  Provide support to attorneys in the coordination, implementation, and management of projects, policies, procedures, practices, and training.
  • Develop and maintain legal files, legal reports, and calendars.
  • Support day-to-day administrative matters, drafting correspondence/reports, file maintenance, responding to inquiries from outside the Company, and processing incoming mail. Assist other members of Legal Department as needed.

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education    

  • Associates degree or paralegal certificate
     

Minimum Special Certifications or technical skills    

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), eDiscovery databases, and e­ billing

Minimum Type of experience the job requires  

  • 5+ years of law firm or in-house corporate paralegal with Litigation/Employment experience required
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of legal research and analysis
  • Knowledge of standard legal department practices, procedures, and systems, including file and document management

Other  

  • Ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information
  • Exceptional organization and project management skills, ability to prioritize work, independently drive multiple initiatives to timely conclusion, take initiative, and follow through
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and efficiently multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Excellent judgment, strategic thinking, problem-solving, attention to detail, and follow-up skills
  • Proactive, team player, self-motivated, strategic, and innovative; uses initiative with little or no direction
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with various internal and external professionals, including management, outside counsel, and vendors

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Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree/paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program.

Preferred Special Certifications or Technical Skills

  • Labor and employment experience
  • Enterprise Risk Litigation experience

Preferred Type of Experience the Job Requires

  • Experience with DocuSign preferred

Applicants in the U.S. must satisfy federal, state, and local legal requirements of the job.

To review a comprehensive list of benefits, please visit Michaels Benefits (MIKBenefits.com)


CO, CT, WA and RI only - To review pay ranges for the position you are applying for, please visit Michaels Pay Ranges - CO, CT, WA and RI. (MIKBenefits.com)

For 50 years, Michaels has been the best place for all things creative. We strive to inspire our customers, cultivate confident leaders, and serve our communities by fostering an inclusive environment for everyone to learn, shop, and create. At Michaels, everyone has a seat at our craft table and every Team Member is encouraged to hone their craft with opportunities for personal and professional growth. From our Stores and Distribution Centers to Artistree and our Support Center, our best-in-class team is committed to delivering on our purpose to fuel the joy of creativity. As the leading creative destination in North America, we operate over 1,290 stores in 49 states and Canada and online at Michaels.com and Michaels.ca. The Michaels Companies, Inc. also owns Artistree, a manufacturer of custom and specialty framing merchandise, and MakerPlace by Michaels, a dedicated handmade goods marketplace.

Michaels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are here for all Team Members and all Makers to create, innovate and be better together.

Michaels is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with this commitment, Michaels will assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if a reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the job, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Customer Care at 1-800-642-4235 (1800-MICHAEL).

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