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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Nebraska - Omaha
Refer to Job # BJOL859033


Litigation Paralegal The candidate performs legal research of local rules; court record searches; performs civil and criminal background checks. Advises attorneys regarding legal technology and workflow design appropriate for all phases of the eDiscovery Reference Model (EDRM), including forensics collection, document review, chain of custody, and trial presentation. Perform all technology related assignments in support of ongoing litigation. Assists in all phases of discovery: drafts discovery requests, objections and responses; drafts deposition outlines, exhibits, and summaries; drafts and tracks various types of subpoenas. Drafts correspondence, pleadings, and motions for review by assigned attorney. Analyzes and summarizes medical and other third-party records. Creates and maintains databases for litigation or other practice support throughout the lifecycle of matters, including processing data, filtering data, generating reports, and assisting with database searches. Communicates and meets with clients to accomplish specific tasks. Organizes documents, including all exhibits and witness lists; prepares trial documents; arranges for transportation of all files and exhibits to and from the courtroom; prepares and issues trial subpoenas; serves as a liaison between attorneys and clients, opposing counsel, and courtroom personnel. Also assists with the preparation for and presenting evidence during mock trials. Manages vendors to assure that quality data deliverables and services are provided. Troubleshoots litigation support applications and databases. Other duties as assigned. The candidate should have an associate degree; a bachelor's degree is preferred. Should have 2 years of paralegal experience in a law firm which includes progressive responsibility in managing litigation matters, as well as Federal Court Litigation experience and 2 years eDiscovery administrative management experience preferred. Certified Paralegal certification from NALA-The Paralegal Association, Paralegal CORE Competency Exam Credential from NFPA-the National Federation of Paralegal Associations or Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) approved program preferred. Technical capacity including, but not limited to, experience in Everlaw, Nextpoint, Relativity, or other eDiscovery software. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, Adobe Acrobat, Litigation Support Applications, Electronic Filing, Westlaw, and other internet research tools. Knowledge and experience with managing, processing, and maintaining electronically stored information including management and oversight of document coding and document utilization tasks for discovery and trial needs. Maintains a willingness to meet the requirements of the position, accepting a wide variety of assignments as called upon; demonstrates reliability and willingness to work in a complex environment. Must be resourceful and able to work independently and as part of a team. Take initiative to move projects to conclusions and creatively problem solve. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; command of grammar, spelling and sentence structure. Display a strong client service orientation with a positive attitude. Knowledge and understanding of legal principles and practices at a level normally acquired through formal training or experience. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
 
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