Portland General Electric Legal Assistant in Portland, Oregon
At PGE, our work involves dreaming about, planning for, and realizing a smarter, cleaner, more enduring Oregon neighborhood. Its core to our DNA and we haven’t stopped since we started in 1888. We energize lives, strengthen communities and drive advancements in energy that promote social, economic and environmental progress. We’re always on the lookout for people passionate about leading and being a part of teams that are advancing innovative clean energy solutions that are also affordable and accessible to all.
Litigation Legal Assistant
With exciting business and culture transformation underway, the Legal Support Team is seeking a well-organized Litigation Legal Assistant to help support this department by managing calendars and files, drafting documents to file with appropriate agencies, and conducting light research and analysis.
The Litigation Team is looking for a collaborative team member who is energized by meaningful work, has a keen attention to detail and who thrives on bringing a learning mindset to the workplace.
There are growth opportunities with this position as you can expand into this role and beyond at PGE. We have a culture of promoting talent from within and we also like to empower and develop our talent.
If you want to learn more about working for a dynamic, dedicated, and hard-working group of people who are eager to carry out PGE’s mission of a clean energy future, just apply to this exciting opportunity.
Key Responsibilities of the Legal Assistant:
Support assigned attorney(s) by providing administrative and secretarial services. Collaborate with assigned attorney(s), company clients, outside counsel, company officers, department managers and staff in all departments within PGE to prepare documents, respond to correspondence, conduct research, and help manage calendars. Prioritize workload for various attorneys on a daily basis.
Draft non-complex pleadings- review correspondence and documents for preliminary action; keep attorney(s) apprised of new developments on case matters; coordinate and review legal documents for completeness and compliance with government agencies and state and federal court rules. Proofread draft documents, recommend changes, and provide appropriate formatting.
Establish and maintain organized procedures for maintaining case files/materials and client lists and for referencing cases, projects, and contracts.
Create information-retrieval systems.
Conduct research using PGE’s online legal research programs, the Internet and other telecommunications information resources where requested.
Keep informed of new developments in legal matters related to attorneys’ practice areas, including court procedures, statutory changes and legal standards and communicate as appropriate.
Determine circulation of information within and outside the department.
Prioritize mail, ensuring that incoming matters are handled appropriately and in a timely manner. Work with a budget coordinator on engagement letters and work orders for outside counsel.
Ensure attorneys’ Oregon State Bar reporting requirements meet state rules, requirements and timelines and file in a timely manner.
Organize presentations, projects, meetings and depositions for department, company and/or outside counsel.
Make travel arrangements for attorneys, including completing necessary travel authorizations and expense reports.
Participate in department committees.
Education High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience Typically four or more years of administrative experience with at least two years of experience in direct support of one or more attorneys or regulatory personnel.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)
Intermediate knowledge of processes, procedures, practices and terminology to support legal activities, including administrative systems and court rules and procedures
Intermediate skill in carrying out legal research for governmental rulings and federal law, including cite- checking
Intermediate ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and prioritize diverse and conflicting deadlines
Intermediate ability to recognize and handle highly confidential information
Intermediate computer skills using Word, Excel, Outlook and Total Office
Intermediate attention-to-detail skills, including accurate keying of court documents, contracts, correspondence and other legal documents
Intermediate skills in proofreading, editing and typing
Intermediate written and/oral communication skills
Intermediate analytical thinking skills
Intermediate diplomacy skills
Intermediate problem-solving skills
Intermediate organization and prioritization skills
Intermediate business acumen
Driving/travel/commute: Once or Twice a week currently only on Wednesdays
Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)
Lifting/pushing/pulling: Up to 25 lbs.
Carrying: Up to 25 lbs.
Environment – Hybrid Work Schedule
PGE supports hybrid flexible work arrangements; and will have a combination of in-the-office and working offsite, however, these arrangements may need to change due to business needs or changes in responsibility.
Please note that currently, we are not offering relocation or sponsorship for this position
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