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Title : Senior Paralegal - Litigation

Location : Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Refer to Job # QVCB710119

Business is very brisk at this large, international full-service law firm that is one of the oldest and most prestigious firms in the Pacific Northwest. Their practice includes corporate, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, legislative, and other types of law. It's clients include some of the largest corporations from around the region and the globe. The firm has a strong commitment to diversity, and its attorneys enjoy a flexible, exciting environment where they can choose the specific types of work that they enjoy. All attorneys are given meaningful, interesting assignments and client contact, as well as the training and mentoring they need to enhance their skills. Relationships between associates and partners are generally good, and the firm encourages pro bono work. Billable hours requirements are reasonable, and market compensation is paid.
Senior Paralegal - Litigation Duties: Performs a variety of factual investigations and detailed information gathering and coordination. Performs legal tasks that require independent judgment. Will operate as a part of a team of lawyers and support staff to provide a high level of service to clients. Supervising partners, associates, and project manager; paralegals; project assistants; paralegal manager; external clients and 3rd parties. Examines, organizes, analyzes, and summarizes information relating to particular questions and organizes the communication into a logical and usable work product. Utilizes the firm s software and technology, specifically any practice-group driven technology. Investigates factual issues using a variety of sources, including client repositories, websites, and other outside sources. Maintains client-, matter-, or practice-group-specific resources in electronic format or hard copy. Presents results of all projects in effectively written memos, emails, or another logical format. Assists in all aspects of transactions or trials, including, but not limited to, drafting transactional documents and pleadings, coordinating document productions, administering trusts and estates, and assisting with real estate transactions. Maintains all the administrative standards set by the firm, including preparing and submitting daily time entries, attending administrative meetings, legal keying all client-relevant and firm information, and performing other administrative tasks as assigned. Coordinates with vendors and service providers for outside services, following the firm s procurement policies. Trains project assistants on project specific duties and responsibilities when necessary. Performs legal tasks that require independent judgment. Develops procedures and systems to provide effective legal services. Qualifications: College degree preferred with 2+ years relevant work experience in litigation. An experienced litigation paralegal for its Pittsburgh office. Toxic tort experience is preferred but not required. Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office applications. Has working understanding of defense costs, securities filings and basic financial reporting. Produces accurate results. Anticipates plans and prioritizes work. Manages competing demands to meet deadlines. Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrates the ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity. Requires high attention to detail and the ability to follow up on assignments with little or no guidance from leadership. Requires critical thinking skills sufficient to make independent decisions regarding daily work tasks. Follows detailed instructions and handles complex work. Brings problems, concerns, or discrepancies to the attention of the supervising lawyer. Maintains current knowledge of practice area industry trends and the legal profession.
 
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