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Title : Paralegal - Business Litigation

Location : Arizona - Scottsdale
Refer to Job # BDLN846688

Paralegal - Business Litigation The candidate will draft legal documents, including pleadings and motions, affidavits, and written discovery. Research local rules of civil procedure for various state and federal jurisdictions. File motions and pleadings according to state, federal, and local rules. Calendar case deadlines to ensure compliance with rules of civil procedure and ethical rules. Research and analyze statutes, regulations, legal articles, judicial decisions, and other legal sources; and provide written analysis to attorneys. Coordinate with process servers, court staff, and other third parties to accomplish all necessary tasks, including scheduling, billing issues, etc. Interview clients and witnesses and prepare summaries of their statements. Prepare, organize, store, and retrieve case files, which may include exhibits, depositions, pleadings, and other items. Assist attorneys with depositions, hearings, and/or trial preparation, including the preparation of exhibit binders and electronic exhibits, as well as possibly attending trials and/or hearings. Develop and maintain records regarding billable hours spent on specific cases. Prepare and file corporate documents, including articles of organization and amendments. Proofread contracts, and facilitate the execution of various legal documents. Meet with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to discuss assigned cases or projects. Perform other related duties as assigned. Should have an Associates degree required (Paralegal Studies or related field preferred). A Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies or a related field is preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Understanding of legal language and court pleadings and processes, and proficient in state, federal, and local rules of Arizona, but also able to quickly learn rules/procedures of other jurisdictions. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail. Must have excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. The ability to multitask and function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment. The ability to maintain confidentiality, and exercise discretion and good judgment. Must be proficient with Office 365 and Clio office management software.

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