Paralegal

Job Title

Paralegal

Job Description

Walton Enterprises (WEI) is seeking a skilled, highly motivated individual to join the team as a Paralegal. The ideal teammate will demonstrate the ability to support the legal team and its processes as it meets the legal needs of the Walton family and family-affiliated entities, including the Walton Family Foundation.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization to foster an environment where all associates THRIVE and belong. We do this by creating:
• a culture committed to continuous learning that recognizes and values differences
• an environment of respect and connection to learn from the richness of identities, experiences, and perspectives
• fair access for all to opportunities for growth and advancement


About the Position

You will join a top-notch team and be responsible for assisting in the operations of the WEI legal team. An individual in this position is expected to perform additional job-related responsibilities and duties as assigned and/or necessary.


What you will do

You will be responsible for providing a broad range of administrative and substantive legal support to the legal team in an environment where superior client service is emphasized, including by supporting attorneys, conducting research, preparing documentation, creating, and maintaining document management systems, supporting scheduling, and performing other duties necessary to support the legal needs for WEI.

Responsibilities

• Provides broad support to the legal team by interfacing with internal clients and often serving as the client point of contact; managing legal files; maintaining templates and sample/model forms; helping implement processes and policies.
• Drafts, revises, and prepares all kinds of legal documents, including regulatory filings, reports, bylaws, correspondence, contracts, charters, grant agreements, and other general corporate and nonprofit matters.
• Conducts research and analysis about legal, regulatory, and business-related topics, and prepares memoranda, summaries, and presentations regarding the same.
• Helps attorneys track federal and state statutory and regulatory developments applicable to tax-exempt organizations and their individual and for-profit partners and funders.
• Provides administrative support to the legal team, including scheduling meetings and calls; coordinating with internal team members and outside parties; providing status updates on legal processes and matters; assisting in the prioritization of various tasks within different legal processes; ensuring that attorneys are aware of pending deadlines; and assisting with budgeting, time, and invoice review.
• Other matters and responsibilities as may be required from time to time.


Who we are looking for

Qualifications required for your success

• Bachelor’s degree required
• One (1) year of total professional work experience preferred
• Proficient in MS Office, you know your way around Excel
• Demonstrated proficiency in accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-through on assigned tasks
• Able to manage confidential information with discretion

Additional Helpful Experience Includes

• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with internal and external contacts at all levels
• Exceptional project management and organizational skills
• Superior communication skills, verbal and written, with acute attention to detail
• Self-motivated, strategic thinker with the ability to work both independently and within a team environment

Personal attributes that support your success

• Ability to act as a trusted advisor to principals and colleagues while demonstrating expertise and integrity
• You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
• You are results oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
• A lifelong learner, who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
• A visionary who plans with imagination and wisdom
• You are dedicated to achieving excellence and work with others to tackle the tasks at hand


Benefits Information

Benefits Information: We offer a comprehensive and generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401 (k) retirement plan and paid time off.


About the Legal Department

The Walton Enterprises legal team provides legal advice to the Walton family and its interests in several areas. These areas include estate planning, compliance, investment activity, asset acquisition, and charitable efforts. In addition to the family, the legal team also advises the Walton Family Foundation, each family member’s individual foundations, and each family member’s for-profit entities.

About Walton Enterprises

Walton Enterprises supports the personal, philanthropic and business activity for the Walton family. We are a family-led organization, supporting multiple generations of Sam & Helen Walton’s family.

Walton Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required
• One (1) year of total professional work experience preferred
• Proficient in MS Office, you know your way around Excel
• Demonstrated proficiency in accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-through on assigned tasks
• Able to manage confidential information with discretion