Paralegal

AARPWashington, District of columbiaFull TimeRemote


Overview:

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
 
The Paralegal will play a key role in advising staff across AARP on a variety of issues and providing training and written guidance and will work with various attorneys in the Office of General Counsel as needs arise. The work of the Office of General Counsel includes researching and drafting legal memoranda; conducting legal trainings; advising clients orally or in writing; developing compliance programs; reviewing publications and other content; drafting and negotiating a wide array of contracts; and providing legal guidance to and representing AARP in a variety of legal matters.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide pre-publication review for a variety of content in accordance with legal guidelines, including education and advocacy materials, advertising, publications (online and print), production and studios releases, scripts and videos
  • Provide review of contests and sweepstakes in accordance with legal guidelines
  • Perform basic contract review for various routine agreements and leases
  • Prepare and file charitable solicitation registrations and reports for AARP entities, in coordination with outside counsel
  • Assist with general corporate and fundraising compliance issues
  • Support filings in various regulatory areas such as lobbying, campaign finance, contests/sweepstakes, and corporate registrations
  • Manage and respond to subpoena requests
  • Support attorneys in trademark clearances, brand and IP management and reporting, and pursuing IP infringement
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years paralegal experience
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills required
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision be made) after various possibilities have been considered
  • Remote work is allowed on Friday and additional flexibility work arrangements may be negotiable
Compensation and Benefits
AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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