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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : California - Los Angeles
Refer to Job # LJGU804580


Litigation Paralegal The candidate will obtains, reviews, analyzes, and summarizes legal documentation pertaining to cases. Schedules depositions and other meetings with clients, witnesses, experts, opposing counsel, court reporters, and others. Identifies, locates, and evaluates potential experts and sends expert packages to parties for review. Tracks requests for documents and follows up on progress. Regularly reviews files and proactively works to move cases forward. Documents files and updates client coordinator when necessary regarding status of cases. Participates in all aspects of trial preparation as required by client coordinator. Prepares draft documents. Performs research pertaining to legal issues and precedents related to cases. Performs clerical duties such as typing and filing to the extent required to produce non-billable work product or assure proper organization of case files. Enters billable time into computer daily. Meets a minimum billing requirement of 137.5 hours per month net of write downs (1650 per year). This requirement is not reduced by any paid or unpaid time off, mandatory training, or the performance of any non-billable functions. Such time off, training, or performance of non-billable functions are not counted toward the minimum billing requirement. Ensures all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable client guidelines available on the firm Intranet. Bachelor's Degree. Knowledge the rules and filing requirements of California courts. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and to provide information with ordinary courtesy, diplomacy and tact. Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and attention to detail skills to allow for timely, effective, and accurate performance of job duties. Accurate typing ability of 50 wpm and comprehensive computer and office equipment experience. Work may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position and to meet financial goal requirements. Applicable overtime pay will be provided with prior approval by the Client Coordinator and/or Office Administrator. Education: Bachelor's degree. Licenses & Certifications: Preferred Paralegal certificate or at least 1 years of law school. Experience handling general litigation (3-5 years of experience). ProLaw experience preferred.
 
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