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Title : Senior Paralegal Specialist (litigation)

Location : Texas - Dallas
Refer to Job # LJDA853994


Senior Paralegal Specialist (Litigation) The candidate will monitor regulations, legal developments and compliance procedures in their area of expertise and collaborate with the Litigation Practice Manager on special projects, case logistics, and implementation of best practices. Provide senior level paralegal support to trial teams, from case inception to finish, including managing trial logistics in coordination with Trial Services, liaising with the court clerk as needed, preparing trial exhibit lists, deposition designations, and other legal documents for trial, and coordinating war room and other trial supplies. Proactively and independently anticipate and attend to case needs and coordinate workflow with attorneys and/or other paralegals and staff. Under the supervision of an attorney, draft, edit, cite-check, conform and otherwise assist in the preparation of legal documents. Prepare basic pleadings and shell templates of discovery notices and responses. Compile and prepare exhibits for court filings including cover sheets and redactions if necessary. Maintain pleadings files and other case records; circulate materials to case team, as needed. Maintain chronological records of case activity. Arrange filings, mailings and service list deliveries with appropriate courts, government agencies and other parties. Prepare binders of case documents and exhibits for depositions, hearings, trials and other proceedings. Obtain services from outside contractors, including court reporters, contract attorneys, research services, exhibit preparation services, filing services and printers. Process billing and disbursement paperwork in connection with those services. Assist with organization of client materials and attorney work product, including use of databases, imaging systems and other computer-based technology. Conduct statutory, regulatory or factual research with respect to client matters. Such research might include investigation of federal or state laws and regulations, relevant markets, corporate participants and industry standards and practices. Participate in due diligence, privilege and other reviews of client records and files. Act as liaison for the case team with support departments and other offices of the firm, anticipating and assuming responsibility for special staffing needs, such as overtime, clerical and/or notary assistance. Establish strong rapport and working relationships with attorneys and staff. Foster and encourage a culture of superior client service, responsiveness and collegiality. Travel, as required by the Practice and/or client. Four-year college degree is required. Should have 5+ years of general litigation experience, with an emphasis on trial experience within a law firm setting. Legal Assistant/Paralegal certification is preferred.
 
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