U.S. and/or International Arbitration Attorney Editor (Contract Position)

US-NY-NY
1 month ago(12/18/2017 8:59 AM)
Job ID
2017-28582
Category
Legal
Position Type
Contract (Full-Time)
# of Openings
1

Overview

U.S. and/or International Arbitration Attorney Editor (Contract Position) 

We are looking for a seasoned U.S. and/or International Arbitration attorney to help develop online legal content for lawyers. The candidate will create and edit “how-to”-type practical guidance, forms, and legal analysis on a wide range of U.S. and/or International Arbitration topics. The minimum weekly hourly commitment is 15-25 hours, and the candidate may work up to 40 hours per week. 

Responsibilities

Draft and/or edit: 

• Annotated U.S. and/or International Arbitration form documents and checklists 
• Practical guidance articles and “how-to” resources on U.S. and/or International Arbitration topics 

Qualifications

• J.D. from an accredited law school 
• At least 5 years of experience as a U.S. and/or International Arbitration attorney, including: 
o Significant experience resolving disputes before arbitration organizations in the U.S. (including AAA, CDR, and JAMS) 
o Significant experience with U.S. and/or International arbitration processes, procedures and rules (including discovery and dispositive motion practice) 
o Familiarity with governing arbitration statutes (such as the Federal Arbitration Act and Arbitration Act of 1996) 
o Experience drafting arbitration clauses is a plus 
o Industry-specific arbitration experience (e.g., construction) is a plus 
o Experience resolving disputes before foreign (i.e., non-U.S.) arbitration organizations is a plus 
• Ability to think critically and annotate sample documents (or review and revise such annotations) 
• Excellent editing, legal research, analytical and writing skills 
• Ability to complete assigned projects by prescribed deadlines 
• Organized, self-motivated, and able to work in a detail-oriented environment 
• Experience in presenting CLEs and drafting client alerts is a plus 
• Comfortable working in Microsoft Word and Excel and conducting online legal research

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