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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Louisiana - New Orleans
Refer to Job # VEXY861897

Litigation Paralegal The candidate will be entering time as required for paralegals, and assisting with entering conflicts checks and opening client files as requested. Assisting attorneys with scheduling and calendaring, both in Microsoft and in other docket software programs (experience with Compulaw is a plus). Communicating with clients, opposing counsel, and other third parties at the direction of the attorneys. Managing the electronic case files. Reviewing and analyzing client materials for the purposes of preparing evaluations, summaries, and status reports. Drafting routine legal documents such as subpoenas and simple pleadings. Preparing trial exhibits, trial notebooks, expert witness notebooks, document indexes, and correspondence. Summarizing depositions and medical records, and other plaintiff records as necessary. Locating and conferring with expert witnesses, fact witnesses, private investigators, and other resources. Coordinating and providing appropriate materials needed to prepare for testimony, and providing assistance to attorneys preparing for trial and administrative support in court during trial. Performing assigned legal research using law libraries, electronic databases, and utilizing litigation software or business-specific software when required. Assisting with discovery requests, document productions, and settlement processes. Maintaining calendars to ensure compliance with all deadlines. The candidate must have experience with and a good understanding of the litigation process, as it pertains to the role of a paralegal, including, class actions, multi-district litigation, and complex litigation. Experience in complex litigation, class action, and multi-district litigation is a plus. Should have experience working with electronic document management systems. Experience and knowledge working with file-sharing tools to share documents is a plus. Should have advanced knowledge of: MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint); Adobe Acrobat, including bates labeling, splitting and combining PDF documents, optimizing and reducing PDF files, etc.; and e-filing systems and procedures in state and federal courts. Knowledge of case management software programs such as Relativity is a plus. Must have knowledge of the technology and processes of timekeeping, billing, and other administrative tasks. Should have the ability and willingness to quickly adapt to and learn new technology, as needed.

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