LRP Media Group

  • Legal Editor

    Job Location US-FL-Palm Beach Gardens
    ID 2018-1239
    Relocation?
    No
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Education Required
    Juris Doctor
  • Overview

    As a Legal Editor in LRP's Education Group you will play a key role in LRP's website, specialedconnection.com, and in its publications, keeping legal and non-legal subscribers up-to-date on important court decisions and administrative rulings involving both general education and special education law. Daily you will summarize legal decisions and agency guidance in a format and style designed to convey the impact of the decision to the reader without using legalese. You'll also prepare legal compliance features for the website as assigned by your manager in addition to occasionally editing and writing books, pamphlets, and e-learning courses for the K-12 audience. This is a full-time position based in our Palm Beach Gardens, FL office.

    Responsibilities

    • Read, analyze and concisely summarize cases from the federal courts
    • Read, analyze and concisely summarize cases from the state courts and administrative offices
    • Read, analyze and concisely summarize federal agency guidance
    • Produce legal compliance features for specialedconnection.com
    • Select cases daily for inclusion in the database
    • Communicate and work cooperatively with other education editors and correspondents
    • Follow LRP Publications' style guidelines and update Excel tracking spreadsheets
    • Proofread and spell-check your work
    • Respond quickly and efficiently to internal and external customer inquiries, working with your manager, the editorial directors, and customer service

    Position Requirements

    • JD Degree from accredited law school required
    • Proven ability to read and efficiently summarize case law
    • Proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, and Excel
    • Minimum of 1 year experience with writing case summaries and legal research in conformance with AP and Bluebook

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
    • Strong teamwork ability and communication skills

     

    As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status. 

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