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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # VHRD717329


Litigation Paralegal The candidate participates as a team member and assists attorneys, senior paralegals and litigation technology professionals in various litigation matters by playing a key role in the work required to support the firm's clients. Provides support to case teams in all aspects of litigation support, through trial and the appeal process. Manages and utilizes automated litigation support tools. Coordinates and manages paper and electronic document collections, reviews and productions. Understands and utilizes rudimentary e-discovery and computer forensic concepts, such as preservation of data and chain of custody. Creates, implements and maintains organizational systems for discovery phase of litigation, including, document collection, review and production tracking logs, privilege logs, deposition material, and exhibit logs. Assembles exhibits and appendices for court papers, depositions, hearings, and trials. Prepares for and attends depositions, hearings, trials and arbitrations, as necessary. Creates, implements and maintains case file and workroom organizational systems. Understands intermediate database concepts and terminology. Assists and coordinates automated litigation support projects through utilization of technology, including, but not limited to, database management software (web repository or in-house) and Case Notebook. Analyzes and reviews various documents as required by lawyers. Prepares documents, such as statistical charts and graphs. Performs litigation due diligence searches, obtains docket sheets and other court papers utilizing electronic means such as PACER. Utilizes legal research software such as Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis for case retrieval and citation reference. Communicates, corresponds and interacts with clients and outside entities, such as government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations and other law firms to gather information or data. Complies with department and firm administrative procedures and policies. Assists with department projects as needed and performs other work-related duties as assigned by the Paralegal Manager. Must have Bachelor's degree. Should have 2+ years of solid litigation experience and demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the litigation process and e-discovery. Should have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. The entry-level paralegal must be a self-starter, highly organized and a team player.
 
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