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Paralegal - Akron, Ohio


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Legal
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19395

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [SC00]



The Legal Specialist is responsible for providing support to the Legal Department and other departments throughout the Company on various legal and regulatory matters.  All tasks are performed under the direction or supervision of an attorney.


The position reports to the Associate General Counsel and is located at the Corporate Office in Akron, Ohio.


Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing drafts of simple legal documents
  • Managing internal legal department processes for preparing, filing and management of applications for regulatory authorization for certain transmission customer service activities
  • Conducting legal research, including the use of Lexis and internet databases and resources
  • Cite-checking pleadings for filing
  • Filing pleadings, applications and other documents with the appropriate court or administrative agency, as directed by an attorney
  • Assisting in-house or outside counsel, as appropriate, in the discovery process, including drafting answers to interrogatories; drafting answers to requests for the production of documents; collecting and reviewing documents in response to such requests; managing the process flow for drafting/sending discovery as well as receiving/responding to discovery
  • Assisting in-house or outside counsel, as appropriate, with e-discovery, including document review and classification, and document production
  • Retrieving information from agency or court files and dockets
  • Coordinating file management, including organization, tracking and monitoring of litigation of regulatory and court cases
  • Coordinating and conducting due diligence reviews and document/fact gathering
  • Assisting with group administration:  preparing and maintaining weekly reports, administering and maintaining other periodic reporting, etc.



  • High school diploma or GED required, Associates or Bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Minimum 4 years relevant work experience required with legal background preferred.  Relevant work experience will include managing legal processes for regulatory activities.
  • ABA Paralegal Certification or equivalent preferred
  • Experience with general litigation or transactional work or financings
  • Experience with process management with a customer-service focus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat) as well as experience in Lexis and internet research. Additional skills with File Net, SAP and PACER helpful
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work extra hours as needed, could include evening and weekends




Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification



FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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