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Location : California - Los Angeles
Refer to Job # CYDW816266
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 regularly follows up on progress of receipt. Regularly reviews files and proactively works to move cases forward. Documents files and updates client coordinator when necessary regarding status of case. 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 particular 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 on a daily basis. 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. 3+ years experience handling general litigation issues required. Must have experience with online case management systems (i.e. File&ServeXpress, Case Anywhere, Westlaw). Ability to review and manage voluminous project documentation; propounding and responding to standard discovery requests; ability to coordinate expert activities, and manage deposition calendar for complex multi-party case. ProLaw experience preferred. Knowledge of the various courts, their rules and filing requirements required. 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 required. Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and attention to detail skills to allow for timely, effective, and accurate performance of job duties required. Accurate typing ability of 60 wpm and comprehensive computer and office equipment experience required. Work may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position and to meet financial goal requirements.
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