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Howell Legal Inc. is a corporate law boutique based in Providence, RI on a mission to empower entrepreneurs as a growth partner. Our approach isn’t just outside-the-box; we’re trying to break the box and build something new. We’re adding a Legal Operations Specialist to our team to support the delivery of legal services. What's a Legal Operations Specialist? Think: Paralegal of the Future.
We are legal advisors that serve as outside general counsel to our clients, guide them through everyday legal issues and critical transactions.
We improve efficiency, reliability, and client experience by leveraging a suite of processes, systems, and software tools.
We avoid the “law firm” label. We aren’t focused on delivering the most hours of legal service to clients. We use our time and expertise to drive the most value to entrepreneurs--whether they’re clients or not.
We have product-market fit. We are the go-to law firm for early-stage, high-growth tech startups in Rhode Island. Our new client development is almost exclusively referrals-based, and we have new clients rolling in every week.
We are expanding our team to meet increasing demand and improve efficiency while preserving the high level of engagement that our clients cherish.
We’re a flat organization that encourages respectful input and disagreement from every member of the team.
We look for talented team members and adapt roles to their unique strengths and preferences. We aren’t looking to fit square pegs into square holes.
We are curious and lighthearted, and we believe that empathy--for our coworkers and our clients--is indispensable.
We have a symbiotic relationship with Rhode Island’s entrepreneurs and innovators: they sustain us, and we champion them. We believe that this is one of the best places in the world to live and build a business.
We encourage dynamic schedules and remote work so that our team members can be wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, friends, athletes, musicians, readers, home cooks, travelers, and sure, even couch potatoes sometimes.
We are a remote-first company, where the team works together, in-person, about once a week.
You’re excited to help founders do big things.
You have at least 1 year of paralegal experience or other experience working in professional services (legal or non-legal), supporting or directly providing client service.
Your written and verbal communication is clear and concise.
You pay close attention to details and can be relied upon to catch errors in work product.
You have experience working with cloud-based technology solutions, enjoy trying new software tools, and show flexibility in how you work.
You stay organized and manage competing priorities well against deadlines.
You have demonstrated strengths in project management to coordinate team efforts and maintain progress toward objectives.
You enjoy thinking outside-the-box to find better, more-efficient ways to complete tasks and achieve objectives.
You thrive when working independently and navigating uncertainty. You are proactive and conscientious.
You can commute to our Providence, RI HQ at least once a week.
About The Role:
You will be the 2nd member of our Legal Operations team, working under the supervision of our Legal Operations Manager. The mission of the Legal Operations team is to execute recurring tasks in our practice in a way that optimizes efficiency and reliability.
You will be our attorneys’ go-to person for support on projects like company formations, corporate governance, venture financing, contract management, and acquisitions.
Your support will include:
drafting contracts, government filings, and other legal documents,
maintaining clients’ digital files,
organizing and digesting disclosure materials,
corresponding with clients,
completing corporate filings and researching filing requirements,
tracking enrollment and delivery for our recurring services,
populating and updating our client data management system, and
executing standard procedures for onboarding clients, starting new projects, and closing completed projects
You will support the Legal Operations Manager in helping us maintain and continuously improve our client service delivery systems and processes including data, document, and project management.
Base Salary is: $45,000 - $60,000, depending on experience.