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Title : Paralegal (ip Litigation)

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # VVVI859278

Paralegal (IP Litigation) The candidate works under the direct supervision a lawyer and provides the lawyer substantive legal services. Drafts, analyzes, and prepares legal documents for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal[1]. Coordinates legal projects and communicates legal information for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Prepare draft communications for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Collects, evaluates and summarizes relevant facts and legal concepts for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Attends client meetings, coordination meetings, and legal proceedings with a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Provides legal project management for a legal matter for a supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal. Supervises Project Assistants on assigned tasks. Maintains notary license in local jurisdiction. Follows all supervising lawyer or supervising paralegal instructions. Maintains accurate and appropriate time records regarding hours spent working for clients, working for the Firm, and working on administrative tasks. Meets all time entry and timesheet deadlines specified by the Firm, the Paralegal Department, and the Accounting Department. Bills a minimum of 1,536 creditable hours each performance evaluation year that begins April 1 and ends March 31 of which a minimum of 1,416 of those hours are client billable hours. Limits approved pro bono hours and approved firm representation hours to a maximum of 120 total hours during each performance evaluation year. Works a predictable schedule, and also provides flexibility in daily schedule to meet Firm s needs during periods of heavy workload. Timely notifies both supervising lawyers, supervising paralegals, and the Paralegal Manager of any time out of the office during normal work hours. Reports the receipt of non-billable work to the Paralegal Manager upon receipt. Avoids overtime for non-billable assignments. Contacts supervising lawyers, supervising paralegals and Paralegal Manager when available for new assignments. Accepts accountability and responsibility for all work assignments. Adheres to The National Federation of Paralegal Association s Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Attends relevant legal education to continuously improve legal skills. Bachelor s Degree is required. Should have 5+ years of relevant experience. Should have 2+ years of paralegal or project assistant experience in a law firm or legal department setting. Pharmaceutical patent litigation experience and Hatch-Waxman Act litigation experience is required.

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