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Title : Temporary Litigation Paralegal

Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # BEKP710298

This high-powered, long-established firm offers great opportunities for top-notch candidates seeking rapid growth and high volume in intellectual property and dozens of other challenging practices. We really have a lot of good things to say about this firm because the firm seems to consistently set a high mark for itself in numerous, numerous categories. For example, the attorneys in this firm are all almost universally very nice people to work with and this firm puts a real powerful emphasis on quality of life issues for both its associates and partners. Without exception, the firm’s attorneys claim they are treated with a tremendous amount of respect – the firm is genuinely interested in making long-term relationships with people. Management is extraordinarily introspective about the candidates they interview – according to one candidate, the firm is “almost philosophical” in its approach towards recruiting. Attorneys here typically bill in the 1800 range.
Temporary Litigation Paralegal The candidate will report to the Office Administrator and perform paralegal responsibilities in connection with civil litigation. Will assist with all aspects of state and federal litigation, and arbitrations, including: aiding with the preparation, filing, and organization of pleadings, memoranda, discovery, and other legal documents; cite checking; collecting, maintaining, organizing, and reviewing evidence; managing multiple fast-moving dockets; aiding in depositions, hearings, trial preparation and trial. Manage and organize medium and large case document collection and productions including electronically stored information. Perform and aid with legal and factual research projects. Provide additional assistance as needed. Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality. The candidate should have a four-year degree or completion of a legal assistant program. Must have 5+ years of experience as a civil litigation legal assistant/paralegal. Knowledge of civil procedures; court procedures and rules is required. Should have database advanced knowledge of: Relativity and other document review/hosting databases - Pacer, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, Word, Compulaw, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must have experience with complex commercial litigation. Flexibility for overtime is essential. Note: This assignment is expected to last approx. 6 months. At that time the workload will be assessed to determine a possible extension of temporary assignment or conversion to a regular position.
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