Legal​ Volunteer​ ​

The legal volunteer will work directly with the Orbis General Counsel (an experienced attorney who has practiced law for over ten years) and will be assigned tasks and projects based on their unique knowledge, skill sets, talents and interests. The volunteer should be able to commit to at least 1 day per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Legal Volunteer

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JOB SUMMARY:

Orbis welcomes volunteers interested in utilizing their skills to support a variety of professional activities at Orbis. The legal volunteer will augment the effectiveness of the Orbis Legal department by providing administrative, logistical, substantive and/or technical support to the Orbis General Counsel, either with the daily workload or with special projects. The legal volunteer will work directly with the Orbis General Counsel (an experienced attorney who has practiced law for over ten years) and will be assigned tasks and projects based on their unique knowledge, skill sets, talents and interests. The volunteer should be able to commit to at least 1 day per week for a minimum of 6 months.

REPORTING & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Legal Department Volunteer reports to the General Counsel.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Perform initial review and revision of vendor and other contracts.
  • Proofread and edit documents.
  • Assist in drafting and maintaining form agreements.
  • Perform trademark database entries.
  • Organize electronic and hard-copy files.
  • Maintain the digital legal department filing system.
  • Interact with regulatory agencies and prepare agency filings.
  • Perform online legal research.
  • Participate in special projects based on specific skills and interests.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Legal background (either law school or paralegal) required.
  • Demonstrated volunteer or work experience in a professional environment.
  • Experience in areas such as administration, databases, computers, writing, editing, research, communication, etc.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact successfully with people of diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • High level of professional integrity and discretion.  
  • Fluency in English.


Legal Volunteer

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