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Title : Labor & Employment Litigation Paralegal

Location : Oregon - Portland
Refer to Job # ZJIN745336

This large, rapidly growing, full-service law firm is making big strides in the global realm of telecommunications, e-commerce and dot coms in addition to having a very notable practice in international commerce, corporate and contract litigation. It is located in the Pacific Northwest with branches in the West and in Washington DC. Associates are encouraged to pursue community involvement to enhance their well-rounded approach to law and life. Billable hours credit is given for Pro Bono work, and the firm's hours requirements are very reasonable. Strong mentoring and training programs are present.
Labor & Employment Litigation Paralegal Duties: Applies knowledge of codes, statutes, regulations and procedures related to the assigned practice area. Conducts pre-claim investigation, legal research and initial case assessments. Obtains records and documents; interviews clients, parties and witnesses; prepares subpoenas; locates expert witnesses; manages litigation review databases; reviews literature and searches databases. Assembles and organizes factual information. Draft interrogatories, requests for production, motions, memorandums, witness and deposition outlines, privilege logs; draft correspondence to clients. Manage collection of discovery documents from clients, manage eDiscovery litigation review databases, manage outside reviewers; manage document productions; maintain collection, production and privilege logs. Oversee disposition of documents at the end of the case. Annotates, summarizes or categorizes testimony, documents, physical evidence or other information; assists with determining relevance and privilege; critiques experts reports; and prepares numerical analyses. Assists with pretrial motions; prepares trial notebooks and trial exhibits; schedules witnesses; files lists of exhibits and witnesses with court; and arranges for trial support services. Develops and maintains positive relationships with the firms clients. Performs administrative responsibilities assigned by the practice area or department chair. Examples include disseminating changes in the codes, statutes, regulations and procedures to others in the firm and maintaining current files of forms used in the assigned practice area. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree is preferred. Must have 3-5 years of related experience which demonstrates analytical and written research capabilities. Must have paralegal certificate in the appropriate jurisdiction. Must have prior experience with online litigation document review databases. Must have a strong understanding of the EDRM. Must have prior experience with or be capable of rapidly understanding, interpreting and applying to various client circumstances the full range of codes, statutes and procedures related to the assigned practice area. Analysis skills; excellent planning and organizing skills; initiative; good judgment; project management skills; excellent oral communication skills; written communication skills; high work standards; technical knowledge in the area of practice-related codes, statutes and regulations; ability to learn; establish effective follow-up procedures; positive impact with clients and co-workers; strong client service orientation; ability to demonstrate teamwork/cooperation with others; adaptability; and ability to work on a variety of projects, make fast decisions, work with detailed information, work independently and work at a fast pace.

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