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Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # BBGJ793501
Be a part of a highly successful, full-service law firm that counts among its esteemed clients many Fortune 250 firms. This firm has a reputation for treating associates exceedingly well. The branch office of a large international law firm, this firm's practice has consistently been strong in the litigation, corporate and tax fields; however, the firm also has made a definite commitment to intellectual property related work in the Los Angeles legal market. The Los Angeles branch has a full book of business involving some of the biggest movers and shakers on the national and international scene. An aggressive development track has associates achieving partner status in a very limited amount of time compared to other national firms of its stature. This firms is generally seeking the best and the brightest--meaning it is most willing to consider associates from top schools and firms.
Paralegal II - Litigation Duties: Managing all aspects of large scale complex litigation. Including large volume of documents, assisting with depositions, managing pleadings, privilege logs and court filings. Organizing and managing electronic and hard copy document collections. Managing and manipulating data in litigation support software. Legal and factual cite checking. Trial preparation and attendance. Supervise junior paralegals and litigation teams. Prioritize and manage multiple cases/projects. Team oriented with a collaborative focus. Assists with the collection of material from client, opposing parties, and third parties (hard copies, electronic data, physical evidence). Maintains chain of custody. Works with Litigation Support group to design and implement document review systems. Prepares privilege logs. Manages logistics of production of documents - hard copy, images, native. Analyzes documents and materials. Researches prior testimony and publications of opposing experts. Researches rules of procedure for relevant court venues. III. Coordinates preparation and filing of briefs and legal documents. Researches local rules of procedure for relevant court venues, obtains information relating to venue (e.g. judge's bio, prior decisions and opinions); obtains precedent from other cases in same venue. Drafts routine filings (e.g. attorney appearances, notices of filings, notices of motions). Checks legal cites for proper format, content and standing (Westlaw, Lexis; Blue Book). Researches and checks fact cites for proper format, content and accuracy (Blue Book). Compiles appendices and exhibits. Manages service of process; files with court and serves on parties; coordinates with local counsel. Interacts with outside entities (clients, government agencies, expert witnesses, consultants, other law firms, opposing parties, court personnel, etc.). Collaborates with Litigation and Practice Support. Designs and manages databases in Relativity; Designs and manages calendaring, task sharing, collaborative systems and extranets. Manages trial and hearing preparation and support. Compiles and tracks trial exhibits. Prepares pretrial documents. Manages trial transcripts.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. 8-10 years of experience focusing on complex litigation cases, including managing large discovery, creating and managing databases and imaging systems, supervising teams, preparing for trial, and managing trial support. Must have high-level experience with a range of litigation support applications. Additional qualifications include excellent analytical and organizational abilities, solid communication and management skills, creativity, initiative and ability to work in a team environment. MS Office proficiency required. Litigation Support Applications - Relativity, Textmap, E-filing tools.
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