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Burns & McDonnell Corporate Paralegal - Legal (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Corporate Paralegal will assist with supporting the in-house legal department, including the General Counsel, staff attorneys, and other paralegals, and will serve generally as a liaison between legal department staff and internal clients as needed. This position will be responsible for providing litigation and claims support, preparing and distributing correspondence, maintaining legal department records, managing and archiving various contracts and corporate documents, and supporting corporate compliance, corporate legal matters, and licensing efforts. The Corporate Paralegal will assist the attorneys and other paralegals to review, edit and draft routine legal documents.

Job Duties

  • Assist with the preservation of documents; litigation holds and discovery requests.

  • Assist with compliance with third party subpoenas

  • Assist with legal claims

  • Assist with use and application of eDiscovery software

  • Document review

  • Assist with corporate compliance, corporate legal matters, and licensing efforts, as needed

  • Assist with preparing, reviewing and editing confidentiality, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.

  • Act as a liaison between in-house attorneys and internal clients.

  • Provide legal and corporate related information to internal clients for use in responses to RFPs, RFQs and contracts.

  • Provide Notary Public service as needed to attorneys and in-house clients.

  • All other duties as assigned.    


  • Associate's degree required, Bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies preferred and at least 5 years’ experience supporting senior level attorneys or executives, preferably in the architecture/engineering consulting or construction industries, or the legal field.

  • Must have strong knowledge of commonly used legal processes, practices and procedures.

  • Requires previous experience working on litigation and legal claims matters

  • Prior experience working on third party subpoenas preferred.

  • Advanced technical skills relative to navigation of IT systems and eDiscovery support software preferred.

  • Previous experience working with corporate legal matters, including preparing minutes, keeping records, and corporate registrations, licensing and other filings helpful.

  • Must be able to manage and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner, meeting applicable deadlines.

  • Requires strong analytical ability, critical thinking, problem solving and research skills.

  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal guidance.

  • Must be detail oriented and have strong organization skills.

  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with all levels of management, clients, in-house attorneys, outside counsel, government staff and others outside of the organization, and the ability to maintain a positive, friendly and outgoing attitude.

  • Requires superior verbal and written communication skills, including strong editing and proofreading skills.

  • Must be a Notary Public.

  • Must have advanced skills in all Microsoft Office applications.

  • Must be responsible in dealing with sensitive information, always keeping confidential and proprietary information safe and secure.


Job Legal

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: No

Req ID: 223868