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Title : Labor And Employment Paralegal

Location : Oregon - Portland
Refer to Job # RVQL826126

This large, rapidly growing, full-service law firm is making big strides in the global realm of telecommunications, e-commerce and dot coms in addition to having a very notable practice in international commerce, corporate and contract litigation. It is located in the Pacific Northwest with branches in the West and in Washington DC. Associates are encouraged to pursue community involvement to enhance their well-rounded approach to law and life. Billable hours credit is given for Pro Bono work, and the firm's hours requirements are very reasonable. Strong mentoring and training programs are present.
Labor and Employment Paralegal The candidate drafts interrogatories, requests for production, motions, memorandums, witness and deposition outlines, privilege logs; draft correspondence to clients. Manages the collection of discovery documents from clients, manages eDiscovery litigation review databases, manages outside reviewers; manages document productions; maintains the collection, production, and privilege logs. Oversees disposition of documents at the end of the case. Annotates summarizes or categorizes testimony, documents, physical evidence, or other information; assists with determining relevance and privilege; critiques experts' reports; and prepares numerical analyses. Assists with pretrial motions; prepare trial notebooks and trial exhibits; schedules witnesses; files lists of exhibits and witnesses with the court; and arranges for trial support services. Develops and maintains positive relationships with the firm's clients. Performs administrative responsibilities assigned by the practice area or department chair. Examples include disseminating changes in the codes, statutes, regulations, and procedures to others in the firm and maintaining current files of forms used in the assigned practice area. Applies knowledge of codes, statutes, regulations, and procedures related to the assigned practice area. Conducts pre-claim investigation, legal research, and initial case assessments. Obtains records and documents; interviews clients, parties, and witnesses; prepares subpoenas; locates expert witnesses; manages litigation review databases; reviews literature and searches databases. Assembles and organizes factual information. Other duties as assigned. High school diploma or equivalent required. A college degree is preferred. Must have 3 to 5 years of related experience that demonstrates analytical and written research capabilities. Must have paralegal certificate in the appropriate jurisdiction. Highly organized and experienced in labor, employment, employee benefits, and litigation law. Must possess the following capabilities: analytical skills; excellent planning and organizational skills; initiative; good judgment; project management skills; excellent oral communication skills; excellent written communication skills; high work standards; technical knowledge in the area of practice-related codes, statutes, and regulations; ability to learn; ability to establish effective follow-up procedures; positive impact with clients and co-workers; strong client service orientation; ability to demonstrate teamwork/cooperation with others; adaptability; and ability to work on a variety of projects, make fast decisions, work with detailed information, work independently and at a fast pace. Must have prior experience with online litigation document review databases. Must have a strong understanding of the EDRM. Must have prior experience with or be capable of rapidly understanding, interpreting, and applying to various client circumstances the full range of codes, statutes, and procedures related to the assigned practice area. Must be capable of operating a telephone, calculator, personal computer, and printer and learning/using software required to successfully perform job functions, e.g., an electronic mail; drafting correspondence and documents; proofreading for correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; reading and interpreting legal correspondence, memoranda, documents, reference publications or reference books and technical manuals in printed form or on a computer screen; occasionally lifting and carrying boxes of files or documents weighing up to 25 pounds, and using a hand truck.
 
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