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Title : Senior Paralegal - Litigation

Location : New Jersey - Short hills
Refer to Job # FQVP850656


Senior Paralegal - Litigation Duties: The candidate will work on a team that manages large volumes of documents and data. You are responsible for reviewing, organizing, and maintaining document databases for case tracking discovery, and document production. You will draft standard and recurrent pleadings, e-file, and serve documents. You are responsible for assisting attorneys with preparing pleadings/motions for filing and service. Assist attorneys in various offices across the firm in support of our clients. This will include assisting in the preparation of necessary documents for witness interviews, depositions, hearings, and trials. Responsible for locating and reviewing information applicable to a particular case, person, or subject through online research or document reviews. Will act as the lead paralegal by managing cases and guiding teammates. Assist attorneys in various offices across the firm in support of clients. Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree or paralegal certificate. 6 years' experience as a litigation paralegal. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills. Strong analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to anticipate needs and exercise judgement for resolution. Strong writing skills and the ability to draft complex legal documents. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required to interact with staff, paralegals, attorneys, and clients daily. Strong technological capabilities to set-up and maintain matters.Thorough understanding of the litigation life cycle. Thorough understanding of federal and local filing procedures (electronic and hard copy). Advanced knowledge of Relativity database. Ability to maintain large volumes of documents and data utilizing databases and spreadsheets. Ability to locate and research information applicable to a particular matter, person, regulation, and/or transaction through online research, document review, and due diligence. Ability to identify interrelationships among cases, statutes, regulations, and other legal authorities. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Develops checklists, tracking systems, and other processes to improve efficiency for the practice. Must be a team leader with strong interpersonal skills required to interact with staff, paralegals, attorneys, and clients. Proven ability to work on cross-functional teams in multiple jurisdictions, across time zones. Strong analytical skills required to manage budgets and resources. Preferred Qualifications: 6 years' experience as a litigation paralegal in a law .Trial experience and mass tort experience strongly preferred. Experience with litigation technology including eDiscovery. Experience with Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis. Experience using Pacer and Courtlink.
 
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