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Company NameICON Health & Fitness Inc.
Date PostedJanuary 5, 2017
CategoryParalegal
Job TypeFull-Time

Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Responsibilities include review and assessment of all new suits/claims filed and assignment and coordination of case handling both in-house and with outside counsel in various states, provinces and countries throughout the world; coordination of discovery responses to include gathering, analyzing, organizing and preparing legal documents, reports and other information sent to local counsel; research and analysis of law sources, such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles; preparation and review of legal agreements with outside vendors and other corporations. Maintain minutes for all board meetings, including contact with all board members on various corporate issues. Liaison with insurance broker and excess carrier regarding claims in excess of SIR. Scheduling of inspections, depositions, testimony, trial dates, etc., and coordination of travel for individuals within legal department for same. Coordinator and company contact for legal database system. Position also requires knowledge of the techniques of receiving callers, giving information, and explaining instructions and guidelines. Must have the ability to maintain calm professionalism at all times. Must have the ability to compose and type routine correspondence, as well as possess a good knowledge of personal computers, hardware, software, and related applications.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee and assign work to various legal clerks within the department.
QUALIFICATIONS
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. Must have significant product liability experience as well as significant and recent experience with transactions and corporate formalities. Experience in intellectual property filing is a plus. Must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; have excellent computer and database skills; and the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Will need to have a paralegal certificate or four-year undergraduate degree paralegal and three years’ experience working in a law firm or corporation, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply basic algebra and geometry concepts.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
As needed for position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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 the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
DISCLAIMER Your employment at ICON is "at will". You and the company have the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time for cause or for no cause at all. Nothing but an express written contract signed by you and a Vice President of this Company will alter or vary this "employment at will" arrangement.

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