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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Georgia - Atlanta
Refer to Job # CGOC794604

This is the Atlanta outpost of an international firm. Although this firm is international, it still has a decidedly regional feel to it, and it international only to service certain valued clients. Life is reasonably good in the Atlanta office, where there are attorneys capable of handling every measure of legal problem faced by companies or corporations. Although the litigators are able to become more specialized, corporate associates have a general practice, which ocassional spreads them (and their expertise) a bit thin. Lagging behind in compensation, this firm is dedicated to associate life issues, and has, as a result, a good deal of devoted associates.
Litigation Paralegal Duties: Maintain and monitor court deadlines for assigned cases and take ownership of case calendars; utilize your familiarity and ability to electronically file pleadings using state and federal electronic filing systems (PeachCourt, Odyssey eFileGA, FINRA DR Portal, PACER CM/ECF); prepare first drafts of legal correspondence, memorandums, pleadings, and discovery; prepare deposition notices; organize, maintain and prepare deposition materials, exhibits and summaries; submit and track responses to non-party requests and subpoenas for medical records and other documents; analyze medical records and prepare detailed chronologies of same; and analyze arbitrator disclosure reports for FINRA matters and assist in preparation to detailed summary of same; participate in case strategy meetings. Other daily tasks will give you the opportunity to assist with trial, mediation, and arbitration preparation; handle routine calls and correspondence to outside attorneys, courthouse personnel, vendors, and clients; handle large document reviews, both in person and electronically, generate and maintain production logs, and organize discovery; prepare responsive documents for production by applying redactions and bates labels; and manage client databases and provide status reports to clients as needed. Qualifications: BA/BS required. Paralegal certificate a plus. 3-5+ years of litigation experience to work for a team of 6+ attorneys. Experience in managing both asbestos and securities litigation cases; case preparation from beginning to end; the ability to perform federal and state court filings; experience with trial preparation and trials; experience with document review software (Concordance, I-Pro, Eclipse); strong communication skills; the ability to collaborate effectively with clients, attorneys, and staff; the ability to self-manage and meet deadlines; and the ability to work overtime when needed. Experience with e-filing within the Federal Courts, specifically with the U.S District Courts (and Georgia state courts). Ability to conduct research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, and Lexis/Lexis Advance. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Nuance PDF). Strong sense of accountability, taking ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolving issues proactively. Ability to assess information, anticipate issues and outcomes, and make effective decisions. Ability to manage multiple requests and deadlines, assess priorities, and achieve solutions under deadlines. Excellent teamwork skills and a strong client service orientation. Flexibility to work overtime as required.

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