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Paralegal Assistant

Company: Missouri State Job Bank
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

**Summary**The Paralegal Assistant performs specifically delegated substantivelegal work providing attorneys and paralegals with assistance inmanaging client files. This position reports to the IP Administrator,receiving day to day direction from attorneys and paralegals in theIntellectual Property and Technology Division.**Required Education and Experience**- Completion of either of the following: - \(a\) Bachelor\'s degree or (b) Associates degree and minimum of 1-year law firm experience in a Paralegal or Legal Administrative Assistant capacity, or 2 to 5 years of complex law-related experience under the supervision of an Attorney or Senior Paralegal; - AND, in addition to (b), completion of an educational program for Paralegals approved by the American Bar Association (\"ABA\") or offered by an accredited institution which follows ABA guidelines for Paralegal programs.**Preferred Education and Experience**- Law Firm experience preferred.**Essential Functions**Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform the essential functions.- **Paralegal Assistant Responsibilities (75%)** - Administer, maintain, and oversee entries into the trademark database containing Firm client registrations and deadlines. - Collaborate with the attorneys and paralegals in maintaining Firm client trademark registrations by communicating with the attorney or client on various trademark matters including: trademark filings, maintenance filings, renewal instructions, extension of time filings, declarations of use, Section 8, 9 and 15 filings, and responses to office actions. - Prepare trademark assignments, record ownership transfers with USPTO, and coordinate ownership transfer recordation for foreign registrations/applications. - Prepare Madrid Protocol applications and prepare and submit all filings related to International Registrations including subsequent designations, maintenance, and ownership updates. - Prepare and submit filings with the USPTO for new applications, renewals, Statements of Use, responses to office actions, assignments, various petition forms, and all TTAB proceeding filing. - Prepare and file state applications and renewals. - Continuously monitor all deadlines and prepare and send notices to clients regarding upcoming deadlines and requirements. - Correspond with foreign associates regarding new filings, prosecution and related deadlines, and billings. - Prepare formal papers, correspond with clients to obtain signatures and coordinate all levels of legalization for foreign matters when required. - Coordinate file intake and matter entry in tracking system for new clients. - Anticipate attorney and client needs for specific projects. - Special projects, as needed.- **General and Administrative (25%)** - Assist with IP related tasks, such as preparing form correspondence to clients reporting registration details, renewal confirmations, and upcoming deadlines. - Prepare and process department related invoices, as needed. - Coordinate and submit new Firm matters to be processed through conflicts before filing new applications. - Assist in Firm marketing for practice area. - Performs other duties as assigned.**Competencies**- Strong verbal and written communication skills.- Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.- Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.- Strong pro essional, independent thinking skills with strength in problem solving and the ability to offer constructive opinions and creative solutions.- A team player who motivates and educates other team members.- Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.**Supervisory Responsibility**This position has no supervisory responsibilities.**Travel**No travel is expected for this position.**Work Environment and Physical Demands**This job operates in a professional office environment. This roleroutinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones,photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing theresponsibilities of the position, these work environment characteristicsare representative of the environment the person in this position willencounter. While performing the duties of this job, the employee willwork in a professional, fast paced office environment that may requireadditional hours to complete work.These physical demands are representative of the physical requirementsnecessary for an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of the position. If an employee is unable to perform theessential functions of the position, Stinson LLP will evaluate whether areasonable accommodation can be made to enable the employee to performthe described essential functions of the position. Generally, due to thenature of this office position, while performing the responsibilities ofthe position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee isoften required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle orfeel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach witharms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds,occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities requiredby the job include close vision.**AAP/EEO Statement**Stinson LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualifiedminority, female, veteran, disabled and other diverse candidates toapply and be considered for open positions. We offer a competitivecompensation and benefits package.Stinson LLP is a federal contractor. Information gathered throughapplicant Voluntary Self-Identification will be used periodically withvarious government agencies for statistical reporting and to measure theeffectiveness of our Affirmative Action and EEO outreach efforts. Allinformation is requested on a voluntary basis and will be keptconfidential. We will not discharge or in any other manner discriminateagainst employees or applicants because they have inquired about,discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee orapplicant.Applicants with a disability that are in need of an accommodation tocomplete the Stinson LLP application process should contact HumanResources at 316.268.7962 or email Talent@stinson.com.By submitting this application, you certify the information provided istrue to the best of your knowledge and belief. You understand that beinguntruthful in response to any of the answers provided within thisapplication or any of the attached documents may lead to yourtermination in the event you are employed. If employed, you will berequired to provide documentation showing you are legally authorized towork in the United States. We conduct criminal background checks of allindividuals offered employment.

Keywords: Missouri State Job Bank, Kansas City , Paralegal Assistant, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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