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Jr. Commercial Attorney in Tempe at Elevate

Date Posted: 7/21/2018

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Job Description

Help us shape the future.  Elevate Services is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help.  If you are a client-focused professional who wants your creative and innovative ideas to make a difference, Elevate's team of highly regarded legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Role Description

You will be a member of Elevate’s Contracts Services Team, working closely with our client's in-house legal department and their internal business clients to provide various types of contracts related support.  You will provide both contract administrative and deal support.  You will participate on projects to improve of our clients’ contractual workflow, and processes.  You will work independently on assigned matters, but will also work collaboratively with our contracts team

You Might be the Right Person If you...

  • Want to be part of a start-up environment for a rapidly growing company in an emerging service industry.
  • Like working in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline driven environment on a variety of matters. 
  • Think legal services should embrace business models and processes to create greater efficiency with measurable, cost-effective results.
  • Enjoy working with contracts.
  • Like working with multinational companies, spanning different markets and industries.
  • Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work.
  • Are knowledge, focused and understand that each task is an opportunity to capture and reuse information.
  • Work well independently as well as with teams.
  • Are willing to pitch in and help others when needed, even if these activities are outside the scope of your job role.
  • Get stuff done.

Specifically You Will...

  • Provide transactional support, including contract administration and negotiation of SOWs and other low to mid-level complexity contracts.
  • Review agreements against established standards, create deviation reports, and propose alternative positions working from a negotiation playbook or checklist.
  • Escalate unresolved issues to designated contact points and stakeholders, and then interface with the other party to propose alternatives.
  • Facilitate contract approval and signatures.
  • Upload agreements into a contract management system and prepare summary reports.
  • Use summary data and other information from signed agreements to improve playbooks, tools, and templates.

Skills for Success

  • Reliability and responsiveness.
  • Ability to produce high quality, mostly error free work.
  • Attention to detail and instructions to ensure all requirements met.
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Able to act independently, and use good judgment, but also not afraid to ask questions.
  • Excellent writing skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Professionalism in both verbal and written work.
  • High integrity/ethical compass; can be counted on to do the right thing.
  • Excellent listening as well as communication skills and the judgment to know which skill to use in a given setting.
  • Ability to own mistakes and learn from them.

Technical Skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Products, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to learn and use workflow tools and contract management software.


  • 3-5 of years of legal practice with at least 3 years of experience with commercial transactional support, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, particularly services and supply agreements, software license and SAAS agreements, procurement and other inbound agreements.
  • Experience conducting simple to complex legal research and memorandum drafting.
  • Excellent record of accomplishment in previous client support/customer service engagements.


  • J.D. from accredited law school or paralegal certificate preferred.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

At Elevate we live our core values:

We Deliver. We are careful about the commitments we make to our customers and each other. We do what we say we will. 
We Innovate. We celebrate creativity. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask ourselves, and each other how can we improve. 
We Care. We listen to our customers’ needs and help them solve their business problems. Our work is a positive influence on our personal lives and the lives of our families.