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Title : Paralegal

Location : - Michigan
Refer to Job # YWES809304

Paralegal Duties: Providing support in the case and file management, legal research, discovery coordination, and substantial litigation support with minimal supervision and guidance from attorney staff. Assisting the in-house attorneys and outside counsel in all matters relating to litigation and eDiscovery. Discovery management records management; document review and analysis; maintaining, updating, and organizing files; researching and reviewing case law and statutes; drafting and proofreading of documents, including legal holds; assisting in responding to nonparty discovery requests such as subpoenas and requests from regulatory agencies; as well as other responsibilities as assigned. Gathering key information from internal business clients and outside counsel in order to prepare litigation matters and contracts for attorney review. Taking initiative and be responsible for communicating with in-house counsel, outside counsel, and business clients as necessary to take projects from start to completion in a timely and efficient manner. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate from an ABA-approved organization. 3+ years of law firm or corporate paralegal experience. Prior employment law experience a plus. Trial paralegal experience is a strong plus. Must be consistently punctual and regular in attendance. Litigation experience, with working knowledge of the litigation process and a thorough understanding or exposure to discovery practices. Experience with and a thorough understanding of eDiscovery issues and best practices, including legal holds. The ability to perform legal research. Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication and follow-through skills. Ability to handle and maintain confidential information. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Desire to work in conjunction with both in-house and outside counsel, and take initiative to drive case progress. Ability to perform all assigned tasks with minimal supervision, often on tight deadlines. A detail-oriented approach to work with excellent organizational and follow-through skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, use of the internet, and able to quickly learn and utilize other computer applications used by the Office of General Counsel. Must be independent, resourceful, take initiative and be assertive.

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