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Litigation Paralegal DUTIES: Provide assistance to attorneys in fact investigation, legal research, document preparation and production, database management, docketing/case managem....
Paralegal Assistant DUTIES: Research and compilation of information pertaining to national and international intellectual property rights. Preparation of status summary reports for....
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Location : Missouri - Kansas City
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Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal Duties: Provides practice group litigation and administrative support and serves as a point-of-contact to legal and client teams to ensure compliance with firm standards and to meet firm and client billable/non-billable guidelines and expectations. Serves as subject matter expert and client service liaison to internal client teams by documenting, relaying, and ensuring compliance with client guidelines and matter management instructions. Develops, implements, communicates and updates internal client-specific processes, procedures, guidelines and practices to increase efficiencies and enhance client service. Provides administrative support to practice group leaders by preparing and maintaining tracking reports and/or internal databases with information relating to business development, trials, expenses, budgets, personnel, or other data identified by practice group leaders. Summarizes, reviews, and analyzes documents, testimony, general literature, scientific and legislative information, and records with a focus on specific areas of expertise for litigation or discovery assignments. Participates in compiling, reviewing, summarizing, and coding pertinent scientific and litigation issues into relevant chronologies or other litigation and discovery projects, including case, deposition and testimony outlines. Prepares correspondence, memoranda and outlines regarding analytical review of documents, production, deposition, discovery projects or relevance to specific issues. Develops and implements client/case-specific docketing and case management systems, along with reporting processes & procedures with case team; may handle daily docketing including calendaring dates, de-docketing dates, creating new database records, preparing docket reports, and assisting on other docketing related tasks, as necessary. Travels to clients' offices, vendors, trial locations and other locations with minimal notice; assists in the trials of cases. Selects documents to be used in depositions, for trial exhibits or for production. Keeps abreast of significant developments in areas of assigned responsibility and areas of expertise, in order to undertake assignments as appropriate. Understands the full scope of litigation and recognizes relevant information to a case when reviewing documents and/or testimony within assigned area of expertise. Updates clients and litigation teams regarding case status, litigation and discovery issues and assignments. Compiles witness notebooks, timelines, exhibits or other data needed for litigation. Reviews client company documents for relevance to specific issues and areas of litigation expertise. Obtains public information applicable to the litigation, as well as third party records on parties to litigation. Utilizes and has an understanding of document and case management software, databases and internet sites as needed. Keeps track of billable time in specified intervals and turns in time records as instructed. As requested by supervisor, may engage in guiding and mentoring of staff to enhance performance and behavior. Sets-up client files for complex projects throughout the practice group, including those that span across city offices. Assists with identifying, evaluating, and managing potential vendors, such as record collection vendors, court reporters, etc.; Acts as liaison with litigation support vendors, specifically on customer service issues; ensures vendors have received and are adhering to CMOs. Completes multi-step projects with minimal timekeeper or supervisory review.
Qualifications: Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; and 2 years of law firm experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to be a proactive, self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context; effectively set priorities, meets deadlines, and manages multiple projects with attention to detail; thorough working knowledge of litigation procedures, deadlines, and rules; ability to follow complex instructions and communicate accurately and concisely to attorneys, clients and co-workers.
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