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Location : California - Oakland
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Litigation Paralegal (Temporary with Possibility of Conversion to an At-Will Permanent Employee) Duties: Responsible for providing Firm attorneys with the full range of litigation paralegal support. Will be assigned to the Construction & Facilities Practice Group and will take direction from Construction & Facilities Practice Group attorneys, in addition taking direction from the Legal Support Manager. Work closely with attorneys and team members to oversee case management from inception through trial/settlement and post-trial/post-settlement; Draft, review, and revise legal documents; Maintain case files and update discovery logs and indices; Organize and maintain master documents, document lists, and document databases; Support and manage document productions; Assist with deposition and hearing preparation, including identifying and gathering exhibit documents and creating witness outlines; Cite-check briefs; Draft and arrange for service of subpoenas; Obtain case-related documents informally from third parties; Coordinate among vendors for litigation support services; Monitor pending decisions and conduct legal research; Assist with document review and coordinate with Litigation Support Group for back-end database management using Concordance; Perform litigation support duties such as Bates stamping exhibits, preparing spreadsheets and CDs, hyperlinking PDFs, reviewing litigation dockets, and ensuring that dates are calendared correctly; Satisfy an annual 1575 billable hour budget; Complete in a timely manner both (1) daily, accurate, and detailed billable-time entries and (2) time cards; Regular and reliable, on-site attendance; Work extended hours on occasion; Travel as required for case support; Maintain composure and work efficiently and accurately during highly stressful circumstances; Demonstrate excellent customer support; Work cordially, cooperatively and productively with Firm employees; and Other functions as assigned. Management retains the right to add to or change the functions of this position at any time. Maintain a professional network and key resource contacts.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree; 3+ years of experience working as a paralegal with a law firm or in-house legal department; Ability to work and bill as a paralegal under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 6450; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 2010; Prior experience with Concordance (or other eDiscovery software), LiveNote, and Adobe Acrobat Pro XI; Strong legal research database skills and experience with Westlaw and/or Lexis; Understanding and knowledge of legal procedures, rules of counsel, and local rules; Experience with eDiscovery; Excellent interpersonal skills; Ability to juggle multiple projects and respond quickly to changing priorities; Strong organizational skills; Ability to work well under stress; Strong analytical thinking skills; Ability to work independently with little or no direction; and Ability to effectively function in a team environment, including the ability to be open minded, cordial and cooperative with Firm employees. Preferred: Strong technical eDiscovery skills and understanding of litigation support; Prior experience using Trial Director; Trial experience; and Experience with Casebook programs or other data management systems, and with iManage or other document management programs.
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