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Paralegal - Litigation, Arbitration and Employment The candidate will provide support to lawyers during the entire litigation process from the initial information-gathering stage through discovery and trial, and ending with careful archival of case material. Will be responsible for the matter, paralegals may assist in such tasks as: correspondence and discovery, hearings and trials, administrative proceedings, proofreading and cite-checking briefs, compiling exhibits, assisting with all court filings, and settlements. Play a significant role in the retrieval, review and production of documents pursuant to government agency investigations. Manage multiple active legal matters. Coordinate document retrieval, review, organization, and production. Maintain case pleadings, correspondence, discovery, and research. Maintain document, transcript and work product databases. Assist with finalizing briefs or motions, exhibits, subpoenas, discovery requests, and responses. Organize and prepare exhibit lists and/or privilege logs. Manage case calendar. Correspond with clients, counsel, court clerks, expert witnesses, and/or vendors. Assist with trial site preparation and attend trials. Proofread and cite-check briefs and memoranda. Perform Lexis and Westlaw legal research. Perform PACER, Courtlink, and ECF docket management tasks. Meet minimum 1,650 hour annual billable requirement. All members of the firm are encouraged to participate in the Global Citizenship program; and perform other duties as assigned. Supervise temporary staff, as needed. Coordinate work with outside document/litigation vendors, including adherence to strict deadline.
The candidate should preferably have BS/BA degree or equivalent experience. Paralegal certificate preferred. Should have 5+ years of litigation paralegal experience. Experience with trial work from trial-prep to post-trial work is essential. Should have cite checking and "blue book" skills. Strong knowledge of litigation support databases, i.e., Concordance, Relativity, and LiveNote, as well as Microsoft software products is needed. Experience with E-Discovery document review and production is essential. Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills is needed. Experience with Document Management Systems, Project Extranets, Microsoft Project and SharePoint is needed.
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