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Title : Paralegal - Litigation

Location : New Jersey - Roseland
Refer to Job # LVUY829609


Paralegal - Litigation Duties: Adherence to all administrative deadlines, including weekly updates on LS Teams workload and status of availability, time entry deadlines in Aderant and timesheet deadlines in UltiPro, as set by the firm or manager. Timely completion of all goals as discussed with manager and drafted in the Performance Management evaluation process. Regularly check e-mail when away from the office for assignment notifications from the manager and case-related communications from attorneys. Meet all billable requirements set by the Department (as applicable). Organize and maintain electronic and hard copy files for assigned cases. Maintain a docket for each pending matter before a court, arbitration panel or governmental agency, as requested by attorneys. Handle court filings and all issues arising from the service of process to ensure that they are completed timely and in compliance with court rules and procedures. Review all incoming documents, court papers, etc., docket the appropriate due dates and notify the attorneys of the developments in their case. Maintain a diary, calendar and/or tickler system to keep the attorneys informed of the status of each matter, and notify and remind the responsible attorneys about upcoming events and deadlines. Assist with the preparation of court filings, including cite and fact-checking legal briefs, cross-reference checks, confirming proper Bluebook citation, proofreading, and assembling of exhibits and appendices. Perform research using various research tools, Westlaw LexisNexis, PACER, SEC/EDGAR and other systems. Draft discovery documents and pleadings for attorney review. Responsible for all phases of trial and arbitration preparation, including tracking exhibits, assisting with technology and working with court reporters, courtroom personnel, hotel contacts, vendors, clients, and witnesses. Coordinate and prepare documents for production including preparing chronologies of facts, creating document productions logs, privilege logs and redaction logs. Work closely with Practice Support and team attorneys manage case documents, including collection, organization, review and production of documents. Responsible for account management, data organization uploads and downloads using ShareFile, IPRO, and other ESI systems. Manage to log of incoming and outgoing data sets and organization of data rooms (downloads and indexes). Create, maintain and update document databases, using the latest available and most efficient technology and remaining proficient in the use of such databases and technology. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Must have 4 years of experience working as a paralegal with a law firm. Significant federal civil litigation experience, including knowledge of Federal and New York Commercial Division rules, as well as New York and New Jersey local court rules, procedures, and practices. Experience with calendaring or docketing systems, such as BEC Legal. Demonstrated experience working with e-discovery and advanced understanding of discovery and trial applications, such as Relativity, Concordance, Case Notebook, Sharefile, Adobe Professional, Excel, TrialDirector, etc., and knowledge of how to use them to effectively support litigation. Knowledge of Electronic Court Filing (ECF) rules and practices. Technical understanding of computer and server hardware. Strong organization skills. Excellent client service skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. The ability to interact with all levels of Firm Personnel.
 
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