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Title : Senior Litigation Paralegal

Location : District of Columbia - Washington
Refer to Job # ZMVL854378


Senior Litigation Paralegal Responsibilities: Perform all elements of litigation case management, including file management, discovery, and trial activities. Implement case calendaring system to track filings and appropriately distribute information. Utilize existing systems and procedures and/or establish new procedures to facilitate the organization and retrieval of documents by and for the lawyers on the case team. On a case-specific basis, coordinate and oversee the tasks of more junior paralegals and other support staff as needed on large litigation matters and/or investigations in all phases of litigation from discovery through trial/arbitration. Liaise between case team lawyers and support staff as needed to ensure that case-specific paralegal services are meeting the team's expectations. Proactively identify opportunities to improve systems and procedures, implementing new systems as appropriate. Interact with outside entities (e.g. courts, government agencies, expert witnesses, corporations, vendors and other law firms) to gather information or coordinate activities as needed in support of Firm activities, specifically trials and arbitrations. Lead discovery and witness preparation support efforts. Draft, review, and/or analyze routine legal documents as requested by lawyers; conduct legal research under lawyer supervision. Provide formal and/or informal guidance and training to more junior paralegals regarding Firm and litigation procedures and best practices. Create and maintain effective working relationships with others to facilitate a positive and productive work environment. Qualifications: Should have 5 years of work experience as a litigation paralegal in an Amlaw 100 firm or a specialized litigation practice firm. Experience with all stages of litigation, including intake, discovery, and trial. Experience preparing for and attending trials/arbitrations/hearings. Experience coordinating trial/arbitration logistics, including negotiating for workspace, setting-up remote office space, and coordinating with vendors. Experience developing and maintaining processes to collect, store, and maintain paper and electronic case files. Proficiency with cite-checking and Bluebook rules. Strong sense of accountability and attention to detail. Ability to convey information to individuals at all levels within the firm in a courteous and professional manner; strong service orientation.
 
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