Paralegal

Company Name:
Southern Company
Paralegal
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_Job Description:_
The function of the Paralegal is to support the Managing Attorneys, department Attorneys and Associate General Counsel in various contractual and related legal matters including but not limited to negotiating business transactions, drafting contract provisions, performing legal research, database and file organization, meeting with representatives of internal business units, and various other activities as necessary to assist in providing in-house legal services to internal business units of Southern Company and its subsidiaries.
_Job Experience and Education_ :
Minimum of a Paralegal Certification from an ABA accredited program.
Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Paralegal in a corporate legal department or outside law firm.
_Job Duties and Responsibilities_ :
Assist attorneys with negotiating, reviewing, drafting and revising contract provisions.
Perform legal and internet research.
Interface with representatives of internal business units and other companies.
Organize and maintain databases and files including contract templates.
OCR screening of foreign nationals and entities with whom we may do business.
Preparation of PowerPoint presentations.
Assist the department secretary on an as needed and occasional basis.
Occasionally assist in coordinating and planning schedules and activities of the attorneys.
Provide other assistance as may be needed for the orderly operation of the Department.
_Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Attributes_ :
Legal research skills, particularly computer-based research, and business writing.
Strong computer skills and experience in Enterprise Solutions.
High ethical standards, professionalism and courtesy.
The Paralegal must work independently, with attorney guidance, and manage work priorities as well as support multiple attorneys and competing deadlines.
Strong sense of urgency and good follow-through.
Proactive and willing to take on new tasks.
Tolerant of and attentive to recurring/routine tasks.
Team oriented and flexible.
Customer service oriented.
With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation''s nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine''s Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune''s annual _World''s Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility_ rankings. Visit our website at /
Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.
Required Tests: 00003 - SASS (Clerical)
Operating Company: Southern Company Services
State-Region: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Work Locations: APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street 600 North 18th Street Birmingham 35203
Req ID: SCS2003959
Req Number: SCS2003959

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