Legal Editor-Sr

  • Company: Adecco
  • Posted: November 25, 2016
  • Reference ID: 477501168
Adecco Group has an immediate opening for a contracted position as an LOS Budgets, Analysis & Accounting for a customer located in Los Angeles, CA 90017 LOS Budgets, Analysis & Accounting /Qty 1/Los Angeles CA 90017 $30.00-34.00 hrly (depending on exp) ASAP-11/04/2016 possible extension Job Description: The Practical Law business is looking for temporary contractors with substantial familiarity and practice experience with the Texas Mechanics Lien Act, to fill the role of Real Estate State Specialist contractor who will write and edit practical guidance for Texas lawyers. Remote work from 30-40 hours per week for three-four months. (Requires Windows-based computer and high speed internet.) Responsibilities: Practical Law is looking for a temporary Real Estate State Specialist contractor to work on mechanics lien documents to publish with our online services. The State Specialist contractor will: • Research, write, edit, and update state-specific real estate transactional resources in accordance with Practical Law writing style, including practice notes, checklists and standard documents explaining various aspects of the Texas Mechanics Lien Act for use by attorneys at law firms and in-house counsel. • Be available to answer questions and perform research on discrete state law issues that arise in Practical Law's final review of these resources. Requirements: Candidates must have the following skills and experience: • At least six years' experience (eight years preferred) working as a transactional attorney with substantial familiarity and practice experience with the Texas Mechanics Lien Act in a law firm or as in-house counsel in the specified jurisdiction. • Ability to distill relevant market practice and perform complex legal analysis. • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services. • A good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firm attorneys, in-house counsel and the legal market in general. • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with remote colleagues. • Strong work ethic and ability to meet aggressive production deadlines. • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including: • very close attention to detail and organization; • impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English; and • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply. • The ability to be self-sufficient within a paperless environment, including proficiency navigating workplace intranets, using MS Office suite, and learning in-house publishing systems without administrative staff support. • J.D. degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school. • Bar admitted in Texas. Ideal candidates will also have the following attributes: • Familiarity with a variety of real estate practice areas including ownership, leasing and financing of commercial and residential real estate. • Familiarity with evictions, foreclosures and/or mechanic's liens. • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements. • Recent experience using WestlawNext for legal research. • Strong academic credentials, including high class rank or academic honors in law school. Candidates will be required to provide a writing sample on a specified topic after the initial interview. Please include your law school class rank or GPA on your resume. Please also draft and submit a paragraph detailing your real estate transactions experience with your resume, including the percentages of your time spent on real estate transactions compared to other practice areas HOW TO APPLY: Candidates interested in this Legal Editor-Sr /Texas contact Jordan Grantham at Important information: This position is being recruited for by Adecco's National Recruitment Center, not your local Adecco Branch Office. The Adecco Group is a global leader in HR services. Our group connects over 700,000 associates with our business clients each day through our 6,600 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. We offer employment opportunities at any stage in your professional career. Contact us today to discuss available contract and direct hire positions. Adecco Group offers benefits including Holiday, 401(k), Insurance Benefit Plans and Service/Anniversary Bonus opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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