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Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # ZRIE823025
Be a part of a highly successful, full-service law firm that counts among its esteemed clients many Fortune 250 firms. This firm has a reputation for treating associates exceedingly well. The branch office of a large international law firm, this firm's practice has consistently been strong in the litigation, corporate and tax fields; however, the firm also has made a definite commitment to intellectual property related work in the Los Angeles legal market. The Los Angeles branch has a full book of business involving some of the biggest movers and shakers on the national and international scene. An aggressive development track has associates achieving partner status in a very limited amount of time compared to other national firms of its stature. This firms is generally seeking the best and the brightest--meaning it is most willing to consider associates from top schools and firms.
Junior Paralegal - IP Litigation Duties: Provide legal and administrative support to paralegals and attorneys in the IP 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 and establish responsibilities and protocols. Understand the IP 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 their requests. Act as a custodian of any and all documents, media, and databases relevant to the active cases. Organize and 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 fill in missing document gaps for current assigned case litigations and arbitrations; compile relevant documents in databases and network drives to maintain an accessible case file. Employ various Firm resources, e.g., Westlaw, Livenote, Concordance, LegalKey, Relativity, Compulaw, Sharepoint 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.
Qualifications: College graduate with a strong interest in the legal profession and IP 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, paralegals, 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. Overtime availability is a must and a college degree is required. Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and a Document Management System. Knowledge of Carpe Diem, Westlaw, Livenote, Concordance, LegalKey, Relativity, Compulaw and Sharepoint is a plus.
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