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Location : California - Los Angeles
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Litigation Paralegal - Employment Law The candidate responsibilities include document review, document production, propounding and responding to written discovery, summarizing records and depositions; indexing, drafting lawsuits and other pleadings for filing, e-filing, calendaring, tickling, cite-checking. Responsible for coordinating and confirming the scheduling of meetings, depositions, and hearings for firm attorneys with clients and other parties. Experience in reviewing and analyzing medical, financial, and other case-related documents and records. Responsible for monitoring court calendars for scheduled matters. Reviews and analyzes matters for the purpose of preparing weekly case status reports. Processes incoming mail, faxes, and emails, calendaring and tasking appearances and deadlines as necessary using master calendar system. Handles outgoing mail to ensure timely delivery. Drafts routine pleadings, discovery, correspondence, and other legal documents. Manages and organizes case files and other records. Identifies and issues subpoenas for appropriate records following case guidelines with attorney guidance. Establishes, organizes and maintains attorney trial notebooks, expert witness notebooks, document indexes and lists. Locates and confers with expert witnesses and consultants. Arranges for expert witness examinations (IMEs) and obtains approval from counsel of record and specified parties. Conducts research and locates cases, depositions, opinions, reports, and information related to the matter. Reviews and outlines depositions, indexes and summarizes documents. Proficiency in the use of databases and other information technology, including, legal matter management and contract management solutions. Advanced legal research skills including Lexis, Westlaw, or other computerized legal research tools. Assists attorneys in the preparation of cases for trial or arbitration by preparing Witness and Exhibit Lists, Subpoenas, and contacting witnesses. Maintains and updates electronic and paper case files as applicable. Performs assigned legal research tasks using all available resources including libraries, and computer databases. Intermediate level computer and word processing skills and current versions of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and DocuSign. Receives clients and visitors; maintains good public relations with clients; observes confidentiality of attorney-client relationship. Follows the ethical requirements as set forth by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State of California. Self-starting but not afraid to ask questions, or to seek clarification from attorneys. Operates standard office equipment, such as multi-function devices, scanners, copiers, and computers; transcribes dictation when needed. A Paralegal certification from ABA accredited organization is required. Should have 5+ years of litigation experience in a law firm, or legal department. Knowledge of California employment and labor laws is required. Experience with Sanction or Trial Director. is essential. Expertise in Microsoft Office, Lexis and Westlaw is needed. Experience with case management software a plus. Must have experience handling investigations before the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the California Department of Industrial Relations (CA DIR), the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), EEOC, and other state and local human rights agencies; and working with employment litigation and wage and hour matters in federal and state court. Must demonstrate initiative and follow-through while managing multiple, competing deadlines. Candidate must be very organized, proactive, and have excellent written and communication skills. Experience using concordance and summation required.
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