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Legal Administrative Associate

Date Posted: Oct 8, 2021

Location: Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Company: MetLife

Job Location:  Overland Park, KS (Hybrid)


Role Value Proposition: 

We are seeking an administrative associate to join the in-house Legal Services Team of paralegals and administrative associates to support the Legal Affairs department and work closely with our Investments attorneys. This position will support the Alternative and Agricultural Investments Unit of the Investments Law Department and will, also have the opportunity to support other areas of the Department.  This associate will support the Agricultural Investments legal team and Business Partners servicing the Agriculture Portfolio and Legal Services Team Initiatives. We expect that this role will support workflow for many of the asset classes supported by the Investments Law Department. In particular, this post will assist the team of attorneys in originating and servicing agricultural loans and will work directly with the Business Loan Management Group.


Key Responsibilities: 

This associate is expected to provide support to attorneys in our Overland Park Office and handle all related administrative duties for that office. The core responsibilities for this role include and are not limited to, assisting with farm and ranch loan closings; title review; tracking and organizing data and maintenance of transaction documents; coordinating for the engagement of outside counsel on both loan origination and servicing matters; and the handling of matter creation, outside counsel billing and administrative functions for the local office operation. This role reports to on-site attorneys and an off-site manager of paralegals.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of and some experience in mortgage loan closings
  • Experience working with outside counsel to coordinate activities and review bills
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail, organization and skilled at proofreading documents
  • Notary Status will be required for this position in order to notarize closing documents
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, eDocs, SharePoint, Outlook and  Workshare Compare
  • Strong record of success in collaborating with diverse personalities and operating in a team environment


Required Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe )SharePoint.
  • Excellent organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills required
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to execute with urgency and agility.
  • Strong record of success collaborating with diverse personalities.
  • Notary Status will be required for this position in order to notarize closing documents.


Preferred skills:

  • Positive, proactive, and able to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Detail oriented work focus with a commitment to accuracy and quality balanced with timeliness.
  • Candidate should work well in team environments.  





Business Category

Legal Affairs


Number of Openings



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 




MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 119662


Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City