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Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # UOMX705738
Litigation Junior Paralegal Duties: Under the supervision and direction of a Paralegal, helps to manage and organize the materials and information relating to particular matters and cases. Work with and assist legal staff in preparing for depositions, due diligence investigations, document productions, trials and deal closings. The projects typically involve clerical duties and basic file organization tasks, and may require long hours and travel. Provide legal and administrative support to paralegals and attorneys in the Litigation Department. Become thoroughly familiar with each assigned active case by understanding the nature of the documents and their relationship to the case in order to be responsive to document requests. Understand the litigation process in order to anticipate what types of documents attorneys will need so that documents are prepared ahead of time and requests are filled promptly; facilitate communication between paralegals and attorneys; work directly with paralegals and attorneys in coordinating and executing requests. Act as a custodian of any and all documents, media and databases relevant to the active cases. Organize, update case files, pleadings and correspondence files. Assist paralegals and attorneys with deposition witness files, document productions, briefs and other various tasks as they are assigned in preparation for depositions and arbitrations; create many of the witness preparation materials such as deposition preparation binders, direct testimony materials and cross examination materials. Adequately compile and organize case materials; and compile relevant documents in databases and network drives to maintain an accessible case file. Employ various Firm resources, e.g. Livenote, Concordance, Sharepoint, LegalKey and shared network drives. Commitment to work overtime as needed, which maybe be heavy at times, and may include weekends or holidays with potential to be for extended periods of time.
The candidate must have a college graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and litigation law with the ability to commit to the position for 2+ years. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, legal assistants, clients and vendors. Must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and be able to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high pressure, deadline-driven environment. Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem, Westlaw, Livenote, Concordance, Sharepoint, LegalKey is a plus.
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