PART-TIME hourly position (20 hours/week); compensation dependent on experience and skill. Flex schedule, must be generally available to take on assignments between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Hours may increase depending on candidate’s turnaround time, willingness to take on more work, skills, and abilities to produce high-quality work product that meets Firm’s standards and our clients’ needs.
If you have at least three years of paralegal experience and are looking to serve the nonprofit sector, we would love to hear from you.
Provide legal assistance and support nonprofit organization clients:
- Review, draft, revise, and finalize a wide variety of documents including: contracts, grant agreements, policies, leases, registrations, resolutions, tax, and corporate forms
- Research tax and other federal, state, and local laws such as lobbying, charitable solicitation, and child welfare
- Organize and carefully review documents in preparation for mergers and other matters
- Draft memoranda to document findings
- Translate complex legal issues into understandable concepts using charts or visual aids
- Support and/or manage projects and execute required work with little or no supervision
- Communicate directly with clients and manage client expectations
- Monitor legal and compliance issues and client news/events
- Partner with outside counsel as needed
- Prospective client intake
- Maintain the Firm’s social media accounts and draft blog posts and alerts
- Prepare materials for seminars and events
- Minimum 3+ years of relevant legal experience (nonprofit, corporate, governance, tax, trusts & estates)
- Paralegal Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or equivalent experience required
- Excellent research, writing, editing, and analytical skills; strong attention to detail
- Demonstrated interest in nonprofit organizations, board service, and/or working with underserved clients or communities
- Comfortable with diversity
Ideal Candidate Qualities
- Initiative, appreciable work ethic; “no job is too small” mentality
- Highly organized; ability to manage multiple priorities; timeliness; tenacious follow-through
- Excellent problem-solving skills; strategically creative
- High level of integrity and good judgment
- Open to constructive criticism, able and eager to apply new knowledge to future projects
- Sociable interpersonal skills, able to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment
- Contributes to internal Firm tasks; provides and implements suggestions for improvement that enhance our clients’ experiences and/or the Firm environment
Background investigation, including a drug screen, will be performed after an offer is extended.
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and interviews are ongoing.
About Cheshire Law Group:
Cheshire Law Group is a for-profit law firm that exclusively serves nonprofit organizations, meeting the unique legal needs of the nonprofit sector by providing high-quality, affordable legal services. We seek systemic solutions and have long-term relationships with many of our clients. Nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes benefit from our assistance with startup, repositioning, and crisis management, and our role as outside general counsel on-call. The firm is located in the historic Clarkson-Watson House in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, once headquarters of Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Attorney General.