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Title : Paralegal - Energy Group

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # HWMW793452

This high-powered, long-established firm offers great opportunities for top-notch candidates seeking rapid growth and high volume in intellectual property and dozens of other challenging practices. We really have a lot of good things to say about this firm because the firm seems to consistently set a high mark for itself in numerous, numerous categories. For example, the attorneys in this firm are all almost universally very nice people to work with and this firm puts a real powerful emphasis on quality of life issues for both its associates and partners. Without exception, the firm’s attorneys claim they are treated with a tremendous amount of respect – the firm is genuinely interested in making long-term relationships with people. Management is extraordinarily introspective about the candidates they interview – according to one candidate, the firm is “almost philosophical” in its approach towards recruiting. Attorneys here typically bill in the 1800 range.
Paralegal - Energy Group Duties: Manage case file databases, assist with online discovery, and conduct legal and factual research for cases, mediations, and arbitrations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state utility regulatory commissions, and Federal and state courts. Prepare and file complaints, pleadings, and tariff sheets, including cite checking and proofreading filings for cases before the FERC, state utility regulatory commissions, and Federal and state courts. Monitor client energy issues, including major rulemaking dockets, independent system operator/regional transmission operator (ISO/RTO) websites, and various state activities. Monitor industry publications and information resources, including the FERC Daily Filings Report. Provide assistance with all phases of proceedings, including preparing motion and pleading templates, filing briefs with various courts with strict adherence to court rules, preparing exhibits, marshalling facts and documents, monitoring dockets, creating presentations, managing calendars, and communicating with vendors. Provide assistance with all phases of discovery, including privilege reviews and privilege logs, preparation of discovery templates, document production, preparation of subpoenas and oversight of service, deposition preparation and summaries. Order certified corporation documents and good standing certificates. Perform and assist with legal and factual research projects, including performance of complex factual research and analysis. Obtain relevant materials and citations from outside sources such as the Internet, public agencies, courts, and/or libraries, as well as case, statutory and/or regulatory law. Retrieve and review documents from clients and other parties. Prepare memoranda and summaries reflecting assigned work product. Manage and organize medium and large case document collections and productions, including electronically stored information. These responsibilities listed above may be ongoing or ad hoc in nature. Providing additional assistance as needed. Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocols; enter and release time promptly in compliance with the firm's announced deadlines. Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality. Adhere to personal schedule by being timely on breaks, lunches, and meetings. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate preferred. 5+ years experience as a civil litigation/energy paralegal preferred. Knowledge of court and agency procedures and rules. Knowledge of: Relativity and other document review/hosting databases; PACER; Lexis/Nexis; Westlaw; Microsoft Word; Compulaw; Excel; and PowerPoint. Experience with complex commercial litigation preferred. Ability to organize assignments, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with lawyers, clients and staff. High degree of attention to detail.
 
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