At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work. A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
Description: This position requires consistent application of critical analysis and strategic thinking skills in all aspects of legal support for Edward Jones and the Discovery Center of the Legal Department.
Provide high-level administrative support for the legal team in which he or she works
Support the management of the Edward Jones Discovery Center, including intake functions, assisting in the collection of documents and data needed for production efforts, and conducting a high level analysis
Maintain knowledge of litigation, arbitration, and regulatory discovery requirements and best practices in the areas of discovery and eDiscovery
Learn and understand various proprietary systems utilized by the firm's Information Systems Division as well as relevant business areas
Develop and maintain strong relationships with associates within the Legal Department as well as in relevant business areas, Compliance, IS, and various levels of management within the firm
Maintain professional relationships with outside counsel and vendors
Minimum 3 years paralegal experience in private practice or in-house, preferably in a high volume civil litigation environment or a heavily regulated industry
Paralegal certification highly preferred
Sound judgment, decision making and conflict resolution skills
Strong technical skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and third party legal support applications such as Legal Files, other case management software, and Westlaw
Highly organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and adaptable to changing priorities
Commitment to a high level of ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality
Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to accurately assess risk and prioritize work
Ability and motivation to learn new areas quickly
Motivation to take initiative and be a self-starter
Capacity to both work independently and collaborate in team environment
Familiarity with eDiscovery document review platforms such as Relativity, Summation, Concordance, Rim trail, etc.
High school education required, college beneficial