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LEGAL SPECIALIST - Atlanta GA 30308 Skip Navigation
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GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Legal
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
This position provides professional legal support by assisting supervising attorneys with a wide range of tasks. Depending on the assigned dept, it may involve litigation, transactional/contractual or regulatory support. Specialists will draft legal and business communication, participate in the administration and negotiation of contracts, general file and database management, gather documents and respond to litigation requests, assist with regulatory filings, respond to customer legal inquiries by involving the proper legal department.


  • 18% Conduct legal research/research business problems and provide recommendations as to course of action; respond to clients legal inquiry under the supervision of counsel; review legal documents (e.g., deeds, contracts, subpoenas) to identify key issues 
  • 18% Under supervision, draft business/legal communications typically using template forms (e.g., contracts, discovery, regulatory filings, cease/desist letters) 
  • 18% General file/database management - maintain complete and accurate electronic and paper files for all assigned matters 
  • 18% Gather relevant documents for contract negotiation/drafting, litigation responses, regulatory filings 
  • 18% Negotiate settlement of smaller matters (e.g., small-claims litigation, low regulatory fines) or negotiate smaller contracts/ amendments/statements of work 
  • 10% Other tasks as assigned by supervisor
Position reports to Attorney, Sr. Attorney, Counsel or Sr. Counsel
No direct reports
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a associate's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years
Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Additional Qualifications:
Legally eligible to work in the United States
Preferred Qualifications:

• 3-5 years experience as a paralegal in a law firm or corporate legal department, or 3-5 years experience as a claims adjuster or manager at a claims management company or insurer
• Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program, or equivalent claims management certificate
• Experience in commercial litigation including contract disputes, business torts, class actions, antitrust, construction, and real estate law
• Customer service experience
• Effective communication abilities
• Ability to work under pressure
• Ability to make decisions and execute tasks independently
• Utilizes good judgment
• Interest and curiosity in subject matter and willingness to learn new things
• Strong grammatical skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong understanding of administrative and clerical processes

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
- Excellent writing skills
- Advanced internal and external communication skills
- Excellent Organizational skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks.
- Ability to effectively manage outside counsel
- Analytical skills
- High level of basic computer skills (MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Access, Advanced web browsing skills)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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