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Title : Senior Litigation Paralegal

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # PYSO748170

Senior Litigation Paralegal Duties: Perform all elements of litigation case management, including file management, discovery, and trial activities. Implement case calendaring system to track filings and appropriately distribute information. Utilize existing systems and procedures and/or establish new procedures to facilitate the organization and retrieval of documents by and for the lawyers on the case team. On a case-specific basis, coordinate and oversee the tasks of more junior paralegals and other support staff on large litigation matters and/or investigations in all phases of litigation from discovery through trial/arbitration. Liaise between case team lawyers and support staff as needed to ensure that case-specific paralegal services are meeting the teams expectations. Proactively identify opportunities to improve systems and procedures, implementing new systems as appropriate. Interact with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors, and other law firms) to gather information or coordinate activities as needed in support of Firm activities, specifically trials and arbitrations. Lead discovery and witness preparation support efforts. Draft, review, and/or analyze routine legal documents as requested by attorneys and conduct legal research under lawyer supervision. Provide formal and/or informal guidance and training to more junior paralegals regarding Firm and litigation procedures and best practices. Create and maintain effective working relationships with others to facilitate a positive and productive work environment. Manage relationships with peers in co-counsel or virtual law firm organizations. Qualifications: BS/BA from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred. Paralegal certificate preferred. 5+ years work experience as a Litigation Paralegal in an AmLaw, 100 firm, or a specialized litigation practice firm. Experience with all stages of litigation, including intake, discovery, and trial. Experience with mass tort litigations. Experience preparing for and attending trials/arbitrations/hearings. Experience coordinating trial/arbitration logistics, including negotiating for work space, setting-up remote office space, and coordinating with vendors. Experience developing and maintaining processes to collect, store, and maintain paper and electronic case files. Proficient with cite-checking and Bluebook rules. Strong sense of accountability and attention to detail. Ability to convey information to individuals at all levels within the Firm in a courteous and professional manner. Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work concurrently on a variety of projects with changing priorities. Ability to work equally as part of a team in both a leadership and subordinate role. Ability to maintain stable performance under pressure with continually changing priorities. Ability to integrate special assignments or projects into workflow. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communications that are clear and concise using proper grammar and appropriate vocabulary. Experience with court and administrative agency filings, including electronic or e-filings. Experience using e-discovery databases (e.g. Concordance, Relativity, Ringtail). Experience using litigation support software for managing files and transcripts preferred. (e.g. LiveNote, CaseMap, etc.) Proficient with Microsoft Office software products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Proficiency using LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Adobe Acrobat in a legal setting. Must be available for overtime work and travel as needed. Continuously refine, develop, and expand skills in anticipation of changes in the work environment or profession. Adhere to Firm policies, practices, and priorities.

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