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Ameren Legal Assistant in St. Louis, Missouri

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LEGAL ASSISTANT (ZA2129)

About The Position

The Legal Assistant performs complex, legal, secretarial and other administrative activities, which may be highly confidential and sensitive. Serves as liaison between attorneys and office staff, in-house Ameren clients and outside Legal Counsel. Coordinates the administrative support activities. This specific position will provide support to the Ameren Missouri Regulatory Team within the Ameren Legal Services Department.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provides primary support to the Ameren Missouri Regulatory Team within the Ameren Legal Services Department, as well as back-up support to other teams.

  • Assist with preparation and revision of letters, legal briefs, pleadings, and other regulatory documents and related correspondence.

  • Create, manage and organize legal files (electronically) for each legal matter.

  • Provide legal assistance to three attorneys and two paralegals (for confidential Company matters).

  • Prepare trial notebooks and exhibits listings for assigned attorneys’ case presentation. Prepare and assembles materials, documents, and exhibits for meetings, court appearances, and hearings.

  • Schedules court appearances, assembles documents and exhibits, keeps check on pending cases to avoid default in filing pleadings, and maintains court dockets and diaries.

  • Provides support for administrative matters and internal reports on behalf of the Missouri Regulatory Team.

  • Proofread prepared materials for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, format, syntax, and content, before sending outside department/Company.

  • Assemble materials, documentation, and correspondence.

  • Keep track of and coordinate attorneys’ schedules and activities, monitor deadlines, coordinate travel arrangements, schedule meetings and seminar activities.

  • Prepare and process expense reports for reimbursement to attorneys and paralegals.

  • Assist in processing Legal Department invoices through ebilling program (CounselLink).

  • Assist with the creation, monitoring, and updates to the Missouri Regulatory Team budget. Prepare and run budget reports from CounselLink system as requested (i.e., expenses by month and year, by matter and by law firm).

- Set up, maintain and keep current files for Legal's matter management system.

- Assist with CLE and licensing requirements for Missouri Regulatory Team attorneys.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent required. An Associate’s Degree or Certificate of Proficiency – Legal Secretary preferred. Five or more years’ of legal secretary experience required.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

Knowledge of filing systems, legal terminology and syntax, content, organization, office technologies, and format of legal documents and correspondence.Ability to compose correspondence and reports, select and apply references such as dictionaries, English usage manuals, legal references and procedures manuals required.Skilled typing ability and knowledge of personal computers, software (includes complete "Office Suite" i.e. Office 365, Power Point, Excel), SharePoint, and related applications and systems required.

Ability to follow complex instructions, apply instructions and/or guidelines as appropriate in the performance of support activities, maintain composure during stressful situations occurring as a result of workloads and/or deadlines required.Ability to perform mathematical calculations, transcribe documents from written, oral, or computer generated formats, interpret instructions and guidelines in order to make decisions and take necessary actions, and determine work priorities also required.Financial acumen to assist in budgeting and invoicing activities.Experience with Westlaw or LexisNexis preferred.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

Our workforce is dedicated to keeping the lights on and the gas flowing – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That same kind of dedication and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has helped us build an "All-In" supportive and accepting diverse culture where opinions are shared in an environment where all are respected and the best solutions are put into action.

Our vision is "Leading the Way to a Sustainable Energy Future" and our mission is "To Power the Quality of Life." Our company values include safety and security, integrity, respect, diversity equity and inclusion, accountability, stewardship, teamwork and a commitment to excellence. Our "All-In" culture reflects how we care, serve with passion, deliver for customers, communities and shareholders and win together.

Ameren's co-workers spend thousands of hours each year giving back to their communities. The company supports their donations of time through a Dollars for Doers program and also offers a Matching Grant program for donations made to postsecondary schools.

Ameren has an unwavering commitment to sustainability. That includes how we perform as a steward of the environment, how we manage our relationships with customers, communities and workforce and provide robust governance and oversight of our practices. We are committed to clean energy. The company has established a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050 across all its operations in Missouri and Illinois. In addition, Ameren laid out plans for its largest-ever expansion of clean wind and solar generation that maintains the reliability and affordability that customers have come to expect. Interim carbon emissions goals include a 50% reduction by 2030 and an 85% reduction by 2040, from 2005 levels.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution services, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois operates a rate-regulated electric transmission business in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. For more information, visit Ameren.com (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=3228409-1&h=4163191186&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ameren.com%2F&a=Ameren.com) , or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp , Facebook.com/AmerenCorp , or LinkedIn.com/company/Ameren .

Ameren is committed to equal employment opportunities and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by applicable law.

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