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Location : Florida - Orlando
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Litigation Paralegal The candidate will perform complex paralegal duties requiring knowledge of legal terminology and legal processes which include case management from inception through discovery and verdict. Prepare, edit, and/or draft correspondence, reports, and legal documents. Prepare, edit and/or file subpoenas, briefs, pleadings, and other filings in state/federal court. Plan and schedule conferences, depositions, and/or meetings. Maintain calendars including court deadlines and appearances. Conduct searches through computer databases such as library, Secretary of State, PACER, SJIS, LEXIS, Internet, Autotrack, etc. Create complex database for documents. Prepare PowerPoint presentations. Prepare summaries and analyses of research, reports, etc. Maintain calendar of deadlines for discovery. Review documents for privileged material and prepare drafts of discovery documents. Assist with discovery matters and handle document productions. Perform legal searches and retrieve case law. Attend mediations, depositions, hearings, conferences, trials, and other court meetings as needed. Proofread documents. Work harmoniously and effectively in close proximity to others as part of a team. Respond to inquiries for information. Other responsibilities as needed. A two-year degree in paralegal studies or NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants) certification and prior litigation experience is required; a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from four-year college or university plus paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited program and 3 years of experience in both State and Federal Courts is preferred. Non-degreed candidates with 15 years of paralegal experience in the same or similar area of legal practice may be considered. Must be familiar with the State and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, have strong organizational and communication skills, excellent writing skills and the ability to draft documents, and be able to work independently required. Experience with drafting and electronic filing of pleadings, motions, deposition scheduling and summarization, trial preparation, and legal research is essential. Knowledge of PACER, Word, Excel, Outlook, and other document management software is important required. Knowledge of e-discovery, Trial Director, and Relativity preferred.
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