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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Arizona - Phoenix
Refer to Job # REDK734967

Litigation Paralegal Duties: Directing staff in the organization and management of data and evidence. Assisting with case management. Drafting, correspondence, pleadings, and discovery. Investigating, locating, analyzing, summarizing, and tracking facts, evidence, and other data using online resources, such as Pacer state court dockets, search engines, social media, Westlaw, medical databases, Edgar, etc.. Facilitating records requests, including medical, FOIA, DMV, courts, etc.. Preparing pre-suit damages analysis. Locating and interviewing witnesses and working with investigator(s) as needed. Working with expert witnesses, including researching potential experts, preparation of documents for review, and coordination of filing and/or service of expert reports and attendance of expert(s) at events. Communicating with clients, co-counsel, opposing courts, government agencies, etc.. Researching, analyzing, and summarizing rules of procedure, evidence, statutes, regulations, and occasionally, case law. Drafting privilege and redaction logs. Facilitating IMEs. Appropriate utilization of e-discovery platforms, such as Eclipse, Relativity, Viewpoint, etc. to manage evidence in conjunction with our Litigation Support Team. Appropriate utilization of other legal technologies, such as CaseMap, TimeMap, TextMap, TrialDirector, and PageVault. Facilitating court filings (completing filings when necessary). Instructing docketing staff on recording deadlines, verifying accuracy of deadlines, tracking deadlines, and ensuring deadlines are met. Summarizing depositions, other witness statements, and evidence. Preparing medical and/or case chronologies. Preparing for and attending arbitration, hearings, mediation, and trials. Accurately tracking and recording time spent on tasks and projects. Performing other duties as required. Qualifications: Bachelor's or Associates degree in paralegal or legal studies from regionally accredited college or university preferred. NALA Certification highly preferred. 5+ years' progressively more complex civil litigation experience required. Experience working across offices at a distance desired. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and remain flexible to meet client and attorney needs while maintaining a positive attitude and composure. Willingness to take initiative and anticipate needs of attorneys, clients, and matters. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing internally with attorneys and staff and externally with clients, opposing counsel, co-counsel, expert witnesses, courts, government agencies, etc. Strong attention to detail and self-motivation. Good understanding of legal terminology, including technology and e-Discovery terms. Ability to respond timely and effectively in a team atmosphere. Excellent knowledge and understanding of litigation work flows and processes. Willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed. Outstanding technology aptitude and literacy, including the complete Microsoft Office Suite; PDF compilation programs; file management systems (FileSite/WorkSite); time tracking software, e-Discovery platforms, case management programs, and web capture software required. Understanding of various eFiling processes and requirements. Ability to prioritize. Familiarity with rules of procedure or the ability to quickly research and understand such rules. Ability to recognize when to problem solve independently and when to ask for help. Team player who can work independently or collaboratively and recognize which is appropriate. Ability to record time in a manner that reflects the value of work invested in tasks or projects and demonstrate the value of the same. Ability to understand and follow specific, detailed instructions while recognizing when to ask for clarification or make suggestions.

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