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Arizona Public Service Paralegal in United States


Paralegalperforms a full range of paralegal duties in support of the attorneys in the Law Department, including:

  • performing complex legal research using Westlaw; judicial, administrative, and regulatory dockets; and other resources;

  • analyzing statutes; regulations; judicial, regulatory, and administrative decisions; legal articles; and data collections;

  • writing memoranda; creating charts and spreadsheets; and drafting other documents to assist attorneys, including summaries, time-lines, and first drafts of documents ranging in complexity from legal holds to agency filings or judicial pleadings;

  • reviewing and verifying facts, citations, and other information in legal or regulatory documents;

  • providing support for administrative proceedings, including matters such as complaints, rule makings, and evidentiary hearings; and

  • providing litigation and electronic discovery support, including assisting with factual investigations and document preservation, and collecting, organizing, reviewing and preparing company records, documents, emails, etc. for discovery, audit, or litigation.

With minimal supervision, performs case management; locates, collects and manages discovery; and acts as a key project or client contact and resource.

Minimum Requirements

Paralegal certification or degree from an accredited college or university plus five (5) years’ experience in paralegal positions, preferably in a law firm or corporate law department, OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior regulatory or intellectual property experience strongly preferred. Proficiency in the following: Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; Westlaw; Document Management Systems; and eDiscovery platforms and software.

Major Accountabilities

1) Researches, investigates facts and law, and independently prepares documents to assist Attorneys. Organizes and indexes complex case files.

2) Coordinates and manages discovery and other document productions.

3) Determines and calendars deadlines.

4) Performs a wide variety of factual and substantive legal research and data compilation, with little or no supervision; verifies citations and references in legal documents.

5) Assists Attorneys in the preparation of reports, legal documents, training materials, and exhibits.

6) Provides paralegal-related assistance to Attorneys in preparation for mediations, arbitrations, depositions, hearings, and trials.

7) Communicates with witnesses and experts.

8) Coordinates projects or cases, some of which may involve the work of multiple support staff members

Export Compliance/EEO

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Pinnacle West”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 20190338

Location: Phoenix

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular