Title:                     Paralegal
Position:              Full-time/Hourly Non-Exempt
Reports to:         General Counsel
Location:             Paducah, KY
 
About Marquette:
Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky and founded in 1978, Marquette is a leading provider of inland marine transportation services. Our Company operates over 130 towboats on the Mississippi River System, Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway, and near-shore coastwise market. In addition, the Company controls over 1,000 dry cargo barges. The Company has additional offices in St Rose, LA, Lockport, LA and La Porte, TX. With over 1,500 vessel and shore-based employees, Marquette is the largest provider of independent towing services within the inland waterways. We are the only fully integrated fleet in the industry that can do what we do. 
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist with preparation and filing of pleadings
  • Work with outside counsel on litigation files
  • Coordinate collection, review and production of documents and responding to discovery
  • Assist with trial preparation
  • Prepare and organize case files
  • Work with claims team on litigation and other files
  • Conduct legal research as needed
  • Complete filings with the Coast Guard
  • Assist in drafting contracts and other legal documents
  • Manage contract database
  • Assist in maintaining company legal documents and records
  • Work with insurance broker on coverage changes, reporting, etc.
  • Assist in creation of “data room” for transactions
Qualifications:
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies or related field
  • Paralegal certification credentials            
  • 3-5 years related experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of legal language and principles, research methods, court pleadings and processes, and other related matters
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
 
Marquette offers competitive pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, bonus plan, company paid life insurance, short- & long-term disability, flexible spending account, critical illness, accident insurance, and other incentives!