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Consolidated Electrical Distributors Legal Assistant in Irving, Texas


Job title: Legal Assistant

Job ID: 202096190001

Department: Legal

Location: TX-Irving



Consolidated ElectricalDistributors, Inc. (CED), one of the largest and fastest growing wholesale electricaldistribution companies in the country, has an opening in our Irving, Texas,office for an entry-level Legal Assistant. This is a new positionresulting from CED’s continuing growth and additional responsibilities recentlytaken on by the Legal Department. The LegalAssistant will report to the Assistant General Counsel and will provideadministrative and project-specific support to team members within alldepartments that report to CED’s General Counsel: Legal, Personnel Assessment, Real Estate,Loss Control, and Fleet.

CED offers a competitive salarycommensurate with experience. Ourexcellent benefits include a profit-sharing program, medical, dental, life, anddisability insurance, a health savings account option, 401(k), paid vacation,holidays, and sick time.

Reports to: Assistant General Counsel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experienceshould include a record of successful completion of complex projects with minimalsupervision.

  • Must exhibit good judgment as wellas exemplary verbal and written language skills, including the ability toindependently gather, analyze, curate, and summarize data in a readilyunderstandable format.

  • Must have a strong work ethic and beable to multi-task effectively, occasionally in a high-stress environment.

  • Must possess outstandingorganizational skills and show a strong attention to detail.

  • Must be able to effectively manage manytime-sensitive, daily tasks while simultaneously accomplishing long-termprojects in a timely manner.

  • Must be competent with Word, Excel,Outlook, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Must display a high-level ofprofessionalism and the ability to forge positive working relationships bothinside and outside the organization.

  • Must be serviceoriented. All Legal Department staff support Field management and,consequently, must demonstrate servant leadership to be successful within CED’sorganizational structure.

  • Must demonstrate a strong sense ofintegrity and ethics.

  • Successful candidate must have goodreferences, pass pre-employment drug test and background check, as well as bewilling to participate in pre-employment assessments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One to two years of prior work as a legal assistant,paralegal or legal secretary, or substantially equivalent experience.

  • Bachelor’sor Associate’s degree with a strong academic record.

  • Notary Public (or willing and eligible tobecome one).

Working Conditions:

This position operates in aprofessional office environment which may require sitting for extended periods.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Essential Job Functions:

In conjunction with the senior LegalDepartment Paralegal, cover all Paralegal/Legal Assistant duties including, butnot limited to the following:

  • Serve as front-line matter intake professional, with themandate to either handle matters quickly or route them to the appropriateperson for prompt handling;

  • Assist in the process of administering and trackingrevisions to CED’s internal policies and procedures;

  • Complete complex projects, as assigned, to support the LegalDepartment’s goals and responsibilities;

  • Administer the CED employee hotline;

  • Collect and record eligibility data in CED’s backgroundcheck system;

  • Collect and deliver candidate assessment data to hiringmanagers;

  • Administer the Legal Department homepage on CED’s intranet,ensuring that all content is accurate and current;

  • Administer all online legal resources such as training, formtemplates, and legal guidance documents developed by the Legal Department forCED personnel;

  • Assist the Corporate Secretary in the preparation, filingand maintenance of annual minutes and board resolutions;

  • Prepare, file and maintain fictitious business nameregistrations throughout the US;

  • Handle routine service of process to the appropriatebusiness unit;

  • Handle subpoena responses;

  • Answer Legal Department phone calls live, as opposed to viavoicemail, whenever possible;

  • Organize and maintain legal files;

  • Handle mailing and overnight deliveries;

  • Order and maintain Legal Department supplies;

  • Process invoices;

  • Assist with travel arrangements, expense report filing, andcheck requests; and

  • Handle copying, scanning, and faxing of documents.

  • Assist other departments that report to the company’sGeneral Counsel such as Real Estate, Loss Control, Personnel Assessment, andFleet as needed.

CED is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability | Veteran