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Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # LDTF703469
Experience the prestige and challenge of Fortune 500 companies including dot coms, while enjoying the sunny lifestyle of the Southwest at this very busy, larger firm. Well-reputed in intellectual property, civil and securities litigation and corporate transactional practices, it is always striving towards excellence and professionalism in its associates, and actively encourages new associates to delve into responsible roles as soon as possible. Ready to meet the challenge? The associates here are some of the happiest associates in Phoenix and truly seem to enjoy the work that they do. We do not need to tell you that as a very successful Arizona firm the people here do appear to work very hard and we hate to say it but we will: Many are working New York type hours. The firm also has been criticized in many respects for its lack of diversity; however, we do not believe that this is a serious problem because the firm's recent hires have all been very diverse in our opinion. The firm also receives very high scores for the treatment of associates by partners and there does appear to be a very good relationship here between associates and partners with associates feeling they are part of the mix to a great degree and respected by partners. Most associates at this firm would much rather stay with the firm than switch firms. In our book this is a good sign.
Paralegal Duties: Under general supervision, assist lawyers and senior paralegals with all phases of litigation case support including document and information management, and organize and compile documents and data as requested. Assist political law attorneys with all phases of factual analysis, discovery and support, while maintaining positive contact with clients and observing confidentiality of client matters. Organize and maintain case files, pleadings, attorney notebooks and other documents. Act as depository for practice group research; gather, compile and organize materials as needed. Track relevant legislative and regulatory developments, inform associated attorneys and summarize and distribute relevant materials. Attend relevant hearings. Assist with document productions. Prepare material for photocopying and/or for in-house and outside distribution. Draft and revise legal documents and correspondence, as directed. Coordinate service of process and/or filings with public entities. Obtain factual information from clients and third parties, including governmental agencies. Monitor case/matter deadlines. Maintain departmental form files and systems. Perform computer database input and retrieval. Assist with other client and administrative projects as needed. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the Firm's attendance expectations.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of recent litigation paralegal experience in a law firm environment. Paralegal assistant or legal clerk experience or equivalent. Paralegal certificate preferred. Experience using Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis and other legal search engines. Interest or background in politics is an asset, as is a general knowledge and understanding of the federal election process. Fluency in standard MS Office applications, strong organization and prioritization skills, and the ability to manage time sensitive matters with professionalism and tact. Superb customer service skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong litigation skills required. Bluebooking ability and knowledge of Relativity a plus. Experience with automated litigation support software required. Working additional hours beyond the normal schedule may be required. Must have knowledge of all phases of litigation, discovery, and trial procedures, including experience with automated litigation support software. Ability to conduct factual research and analysis, summarize articles, reports, witness statements, depositions, and prepare case and matter notebooks. Must have excellent organization and prioritization skills and show an enthusiasm for all phases of litigation support.
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