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Title : Senior Paralegal

Location : Texas - Dallas
Refer to Job # CZVY826069

Practice law in the London office of this powerhouse international New York firm. This firm’s client list reads like a “Who’s Who” of the world’s corporate big leaguers, and they have a full service practice that excels in virtually all areas of the law. This energetic, youthful firm blends polished professionalism with a bright, informal atmosphere. The combination is awesome! Associates are respected and are given early responsibility as well as good training and feedback. They are now seeking candidates of the highest caliber with excellent academics and experience.
Senior Paralegal Duties: Assists attorneys with their responsibilities and assignments in connection with the representations of Firm clients by handling day-to-day case management. Day-to-day case/transaction and database management; reviews, drafts, and prepares legal documents; conducts due diligence and research. Exhibits technical skills consistent with new and existing Firm technology. Proficient with respect to filing procedures and filing jurisdictions, including e-filing. Assists with training and mentoring of less experienced paralegals. Conducts docket research, obtains pleadings and orders from various jurisdictions; monitors dockets and distributes updates as requested. Coordinates and assists attorneys in reviewing of documents and materials for privilege and responsiveness; oversees document numbering and labeling; tracks numbering gaps, maintains complete sets of production/privilege documents, and drafts privilege logs. Assists with preparation of briefs and exhibits: reviews briefs for grammatical correctness; create Table of Authorities, cite checks, Shepardizes, Blue Books, and checks quotes for accuracy; Assists with discovery phase; draft and serve subpoenas, schedule depositions, assemble, Bates number and manage document productions. Assists attorneys with hearing preparation, client meetings, mediations, arbitrations, fact and expert witness deposition preparation; and expert reports preparation. Prepares for trials, mediations, hearings, and arbitrations: organizes and prepares files, notebooks, presentation materials and trial aids. Provides courtroom support; handles exhibits, gathers documents referred to by either counsel, tracks exhibit usage; interacts with witnesses and clients. Assists with trial logistics: hotel space, catering requirements, supplies, copiers, transportation, set-up and break-down of trial war room. Provides overflow assistance to peers/team members within department to further enhance departmental operations; and promotes a positive work and team environment; provides assistance to other practice groups. Maintains time records ensuring accurate and timely release of InTapp entries. Assumes other duties and/or assists with special projects as requested by the Director of Office Administration. Completes and submits electronic and signed weekly timesheets and PTO requests to manager in a timely manner. Develops and maintains excellent customer service relationships with clients, attorneys, vendors, and administrative staff. Adheres to Firm policies and procedures and supports Firm's initiatives. Attends training classes and completes annual training recommendations for skills enhancement. Observes confidentiality of all Firm matters. Qualifications: College degree, paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited program, or comparable work experience, preferably in a law firm. Must have 5 years paralegal experience; Displays expertise in areas of essential functions; understands and applies current information, technology, and resources necessary to best achieve work results. Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Exhibits strong leadership skills. Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to work well under pressure and with constant interruptions. Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills in communications in person, by e-mail and telephone and provides information with courtesy and tact; follows instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff. Ability to handle high-pressured situations in a courteous and professional manner. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Ability to lift/move boxes weighing approximately 25 lbs. and ability to retrieve and replace boxes/files from shelves of up to 8 feet high. Ability to work overtime hours and travel, if needed or requested.

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