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Location : California - Irvine
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Paralegal - Litigation Responsibilities: Drafts routine pleadings, statements, affidavits, and/or other legal documentation as appropriate at the specific direction of attorneys. Organizes and tracks large numbers of documents; develops information retrieval systems which include digesting, abstracting and indexing of documents, and may include calendaring or docketing of information. Obtains information from various courts, administrative bodies, public information sources, etc.. Prepares various reports such as statistical and narrative reports and market surveys, gathers industry standards, etc.. Performs electronic research using PACER, court websites, Westlaw, and Lexis in addition to Shepardizing and Bluebooking citations. Assists with client and/or witness interviews and coordinates vendors in conjunction with a project, such as court reporters, process servers, copy vendors, etc.. Attends trials or client meetings as needed inside and outside the office that require face-to-face contact. Coordinates efforts with trials and hearings such as running trial software programs, taking notes, handling exhibits, organizing and gathering factual information, etc.. Tracks and records time to the appropriate client and assures that services provided are appropriately charged. Contributes to the overall team effort by working with all members and all levels of personnel in various locations throughout the Firm. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 2 of the following are required: Four-year college degree, Paralegal Certificate and/or 5 years previous Paralegal experience. 5 years of commercial litigation experience, including trial experience, at a law firm. Ability to apply problem solving skills and the ability to work under minimal supervision. Ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to deal professionally with all levels of clients both internally and externally. Ability to be flexible, handle pressure and adapt to changing work priorities, work flow and work assignments. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain confidences as well as build confidences and trust. Ability to perform well under stressful circumstances and meet deadlines. Strong organizational skills with the ability to independently organize large amounts of documents. Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficiency with trial software programs including Trial Director. Familiarity with electronic research tools, and/or basic database skills. Ability to cite check and proofread briefs. Ability to work overtime up to 12 hours per week with little notice. Ability to work off-site at client location(s), various firm offices, and/or trial venues for extended periods of time. Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.
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