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Title : Paralegal - Consumer Products & Services

Location : Washington - Seattle
Refer to Job # BGBM829465

Experience the prestige and challenge of Fortune 500 companies including dot coms, while enjoying the sunny lifestyle of the Southwest at this very busy, larger firm. Well-reputed in intellectual property, civil and securities litigation and corporate transactional practices, it is always striving towards excellence and professionalism in its associates, and actively encourages new associates to delve into responsible roles as soon as possible. Ready to meet the challenge? The associates here are some of the happiest associates in Phoenix and truly seem to enjoy the work that they do. We do not need to tell you that as a very successful Arizona firm the people here do appear to work very hard and we hate to say it but we will: Many are working New York type hours. The firm also has been criticized in many respects for its lack of diversity; however, we do not believe that this is a serious problem because the firm's recent hires have all been very diverse in our opinion. The firm also receives very high scores for the treatment of associates by partners and there does appear to be a very good relationship here between associates and partners with associates feeling they are part of the mix to a great degree and respected by partners. Most associates at this firm would much rather stay with the firm than switch firms. In our book this is a good sign.
Paralegal - Consumer Products & Services Duties: Case management skills specific to asbestos to include closing out settled cases, preparing close out documentation for client and coordinating final wire transfer of funds. Obtain pathology that is specific to asbestos to provide to experts. Legal cite-checking and preparation of final documents for court filings. Prepare documents for trial and support attorneys during trial. Schedule depositions and respond to needs of related logistics including remote depositions and videotaped depositions. Process issuance of out of state subpoenas for bankruptcy trusts. Supervise LPAs for motion hearings, notices of motion, payment of invoices, pro hac applications, etc. Review mail and email from co-defendants counsel, docketing specialists, and handling attorneys to determine what depositions, court hearings, and other matters should be placed on the weekly event calendar. Communicate with handling and as appropriate, supervising attorneys regarding individual calendar coverage decisions. Track experts that are co-retained with defendants. As directed by handling and supervising attorneys, arrange as appropriate in-house or contract attorney coverage for depositions, court appearances, and meet and confers. Prepare daily reports on the status of each ongoing deposition and distribute them to handling and supervising attorneys for decisions regarding continuation of coverage. Maintain daily, weekly and customized deposition calendars, trial calendars, and active case calendars. Perform research on expert witnesses. Keep track of case/matter status and maintain departmental systems. Perform computer database input and retrieval. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, arrive at work on time, and use time wisely during the workday. Be familiar with and adhere to all firm policies. Adhere to the principles of client and firm confidentiality, as outlined in the confidentiality agreement signed at the time of hire. Maintain a clean and uncluttered work area, being sure that confidential materials and valuable items are secure. Qualifications: BA/BS or equivalent years of legal experience required. Paralegal degree preferred. 7+ years of litigation experience or equivalent, experience with asbestos-related litigation is preferred. Ability to express self effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and staff, client personnel, and other professionals. Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to handle multiple tasks, multiple concurrent deadlines, work well under pressure and independently. Software used is Case Manager Pro, FileSite, and CompuLaw. Must also be highly proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Familiarity with Adobe and Relativity.

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