Legal Specialist

Legal Specialist

At Lexipol, our mission is to create safer communities and empower the individuals on the front lines with market-leading content and technology. Our top-notch team works closely with law enforcement, fire, EMS, corrections, adult probation, juvenile detention, and local government professionals to tailor our solutions to better address today’s challenges and keep first responders coming home safely at the end of each shift.

Working at Lexipol means making a difference – day in and day out.

The Work

Our Legal team researches and develops risk management policies, procedures, accreditation, and training content for public safety agencies including law enforcement, corrections, fire, EMS, and local government agencies.

The legal team identifies and reviews legislative, judicial, and best practice developments annually that affect company products in the areas of public safety, risk management, civil rights, employment, criminal, and civil liabilities law. On average, the team reviews approximately 12,000 pieces of statutory and regulatory changes each year.

The Legal Specialist is responsible for the review of complex legislative and regulatory enactments as well as case law for the effect on our company products. The Legal Specialist will monitor legislative and judicial developments that affect assigned states, regions, or products, including developments in the areas of public safety, risk management, civil rights, employment, criminal, and civil liabilities law. Propose and draft content and revisions to Lexipol policies and other products. Additionally, the Legal Specialist will provide support to attorneys on our legal team.

This role is a full-time/non-exempt position. The work is done through working in these areas of focus:

Review of legislative and regulatory changes/case law trends

  • Timely address high volume level of legislative and regulatory changes related to the six product verticals, by state. Lexipol currently has the following product verticals: probation, jail, juvenile detention, corrections, fire, and law enforcement.
  • Monitor and review circuit and state case law for impact on company products.
  • See legislative and regulatory enactments as well as case law from both a macro and micro perspective.
  • Exercise sound judgement and accurately identify policy implications of legislative and regulatory enactments on company products.

Draft policy

  • Draft high quality and accurate policy language that is clear and understandable.

Project Management
Continuously conduct highly effective project management, organization, and time management skills with the flexibility to shift priorities.
Learning

  • Bring your mindset of willingness and desire to learn our systems and procedures rapidly every day.
  • Implement what you learn in this action oriented and structured role.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Legal review of online learning courses
  • Review daily training bulletins
  • Assist with responding to client inquiries
  • Other duties, as assigned

Requirements: To be considered for this role, you will have this experience:

  • Juris doctor degree, paralegal certificate, or accredited degree related to legal research. An undergraduate degree is acceptable if combined with 10 years of employment in the public safety sector.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in legal research, with at least 2 years in a state or local government agency or law firm that has experience in public safety, criminal, or civil rights litigation strongly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate has a combination of public safety experience and legal experience.
  • Experience in the review, analysis, and application of legal requirements to public safety activities highly desired. Experience in public safety policy development or administration highly desired.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of risk management and policy theory, principles, and practices, and their application to public safety activities.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of legal research.
  • Demonstrated abilities to review large and complicated documents and provide feedback within established timeframes.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to clearly and effectively convey information (orally and in writing) to individuals and groups.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel (basic), and Outlook).
  • Ability to work in and learn specialized software systems and technology such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Salesforce, Wrike, and various regulatory & statutory tracking services.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills and the ability to multitask with shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a remote work setting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Target Outcomes/ Target Results

  • Complete the daily legislative review
  • Draft accurate work product for relevant legislation in assigned states in a timely manner
  • Complete quarterly and semiannual reviews

Employee Value Proposition

  • The goal of this team is supporting public safety through the successful delivery of content and products to support their public safety efforts.
  • The workload and commitment of our team is best suited for individuals who are detail oriented, organized, and task driven.
  • Our unique culture composed of former public servants and public safety veterans provides professional camaraderie and the opportunity to influence the industry.
  • Very welcoming, collaborative environment.
  • Daily communication with team members.
  • Our mission-driven organization is growing, committed to staff growth, and looking to scale the impact of our work.
  • The work is challenging.
  • With a focus on continuous improvement, there are lots of opportunities to be creative and make a difference in the business.

The Environment

  • Remote work with assigned tasks and due dates.
  • Report to the Senior Director of Legal Services and the Legal Research Manager, who both understand the technical and business aspects of the team and are committed to building partnerships, continuous improvements, and supporting the success of each team member.
  • Team members are supportive of one another and are there to provide assistance.
  • Our team is driven by the ability to provide critical support to the public safety industry.
  • We celebrate successful collaborations, give praise publicly and frequently, want to learn from one another and are dedicated to each member of the team maximizing their potential.

Duties listed are not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive; other duties may be assigned. Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Compensation and Benefits

Lexipol offers a competitive base salary, monthly, quarterly, or annual incentive and a comprehensive benefits package including 401(k) with Company match and a flexible paid time off plan.

Annual base salary for this position is $80,000 plus bonus.

About Lexipol

Lexipol empowers first responders and public servants to best meet the needs of their residents safely and responsibly. We are the experts in policy, training, and wellness support, committed to improving the quality of life for all community members. Our solutions include state-specific policies, online learning, behavioral health resources, grant assistance, and industry news and information offered through the websites Police1, FireRescue1, EMS1, Corrections1 and Gov1. Lexipol serves more than 2 million public safety and government professionals in over 12,000 agencies and municipalities. For additional information, visit www.lexipol.com.

Lexipol Is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Lexipol, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other non-job-related characteristic. Lexipol complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.