Paralegal Specialist in Paris, France


Paralegal Specialist

At a glance

Position:Paralegal Specialist

Primary locationParis (FRA), France

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:11/20/2023

Job Number:R2046316

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple – to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place.

About you and this role

We are looking for a part-time Paralegal Specialist within our team, to be based in Paris, France . As Paralegal Specialist you will closely work with the l awyers in France, the lawyers and paralegals of the EMEAI Legal Team and other persons working in Dow’s Legal Department in other parts of the world .


  • Assist the Dow attorney at the Paris/St Denis office, and the Dow legal dept.

  • Draft and/or review basic agreements, or other documents in particular administrative forms.

  • Manage document reviews.

  • Share knowledge with peers, team members, and other work groups as appropriate.

  • Direct work of contractors, and proactively interact with third parties, including outside counsel.

  • Ensure Dow France legal dept.’s compliance with existing work processes and procedures.

  • Utilize all internal tools/systems required by practice area (TeamConnect, Key, Collaborati, BluePrint etc.).

  • Draft and/or review basic responses, for Dow Attorney’s review and use.

  • Proactive management of proxies in France.

  • Legal research.


  • A minimum of 4 years business law degree in France.

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience, preferably dedicated to a legal dept. or law firm based in France.

  • A minimum requirement for this France based position is the ability to work legally in France. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position.

  • Fluency in French and English languages

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively across the company.

  • Capacity to prioritize and provide support on multiple projects at once while maintaining a strong attention to detail.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including English language skills. One or more European language skills, is a plus.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Uses initiative and discretion in accomplishing assignments

Additional notes

  • There is no relocation support available for this role.

  • This is a part-time position (50% of the time).

Benefits – What Dow offers you

We invest in you.

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career.  You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee:

  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives.

  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need…when you need it.

  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals.

  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.

  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building.

  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs.

  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:

  • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).

  • ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.

  • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation.

Join our team, we can make a difference together.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow@DowNewsroom ( on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow’s equal opportunities is available

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