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Location : New York - New York City
Refer to Job # VFTQ606657
Everything about this firm is likeable. We felt very comfortable in its offices after our recent visit there. "Who's your decorator?" we asked the Managing Partner, who seemed stunned that we would even have interest in such things. Indeed, this firm has very nice offices, and the attorneys here are very nice too. This firm, a branch of a large international firm, has managed to attract some really supreme talent to its Los Angeles offices and is doing very well in its IP, environmental and litigation practice. We particularly like the artwork in the lobby, which has a soothing, almost hypnotic feel to it. Kudus to their art chooser department! This firm is a good place to work and associates here are not expected to do much over 2,000 hours per year. People coming out of this firm all tend to have a lot of self- confidence. This firm does not demoralize its associates and gives them confidence to pursue interests outside of law because they know they are good. It's a large branch of one of the world's biggest law firms, offering a diverse, full-service practice to an impressive array of regional, national and foreign corporations and financial and securities institutions. As impressive as their client list is, their staff of associates and partners includes many of the greats who served on Capitol Hill and in other branches and departments of the federal government. This firm is a very good place to be an associate and gain introspection about life outside of the law.
New York City office seeks a litigation paralegal. The candidate digests/summarizes depositions and other transcripts, including those of technical or expert witnesses. Analyzes/summarizes documents, interrogatories, medical records and other factual information, including sophisticated or technical information related to legal issues. Supervises and participates in document productions. Prepares any and all documents/pleadings requested by the attorney, including, the following: subpoenas, deposition notices, document requests, document responses, responses to interrogatories, requests for admissions, complaints, and answers to complaints. Locates and interviews witnesses; arranges for expert witnesses. Drafts declarations and affidavits. Reviews files to recommend documents to obtain or witnesses to interview/depose. Reviews pleadings and briefs for accuracy of factual information. Cite-checks, Shepardizes, Bluebooks and proofreads pleadings and briefs. Performs statistical, factual and some legal research and compiles data into chart formats or analysis; performs computer investigations of individuals and businesses. Assists in design, implementation of and/or revisions to system for computer support litigation. Drafts pretrial statements and settlement conference memos. Prepares drafts of jury instructions and voir dire. Pretrial activities: assesses needs for trial and witness books; organizes and supervises preparation of same; organizes trial exhibits; arranges witness attendance at trial; prepares charts/graphs to be used at trial. Attends and assists at trial, which includes: monitoring documents and evidence; assuring presence of witnesses; preparing and monitoring visual aids; taking notes on testimony; tracking of exhibits introduced and marked into evidence; digesting trial transcripts. Assists in drafting of appellate briefs; locates assets and collection of judgments; prepares bill of costs. Coordinates case/team activities with clients' legal staff/departments and participates in client meetings. Functions as coordinator/supervisor of paralegals and or clerks as assigned. Will have the responsibility for document organization and production, including Bates-stamping, redacting, photocopying and indexing of documents, checking copies, setting up and maintaining files which are organized chronologically, numerically and/or by subject matter, stripping files at the close of a case; acting as a liaison with the Records Dept. in instances in which sections of a case's files or the entire file are maintained by the Records Department. Reviews and analyzes documents for production, under the direct guidance of an attorney; categorizes documents by subject matter; prepares a chronology of facts; creates charts; does calculations and statistical analysis; reviews transcripts for specific references. Conduct factual research: culls relevant information from a variety of resources, such as newspapers, periodicals, library sources, case documents, and trade associations. Prepares for and attends depositions: arranges for and liaisons with Stenographer/Court Reporter, gathers documents relevant to the deponent, organizes exhibits; when attending a deposition, takes notes, photocopies documents, handles exhibit distribution and submission, ensures availability of necessary supplies. Digests transcripts to summarize highlights of a proceeding. Prepares for and attends trial: organizes exhibits, files and other supporting documents; makes arrangements for transporting and setting up files at court; at trial, takes notes, handles exhibits, gathers any documents referred by either counsel, denotes which exhibits are marked and offered or just identified; interacts with witnesses, court clerks, client, and vendors. Assists with the preparation of motions: pulls relevant documents, proofreads, assembles exhibits and indexes documents for a table of contents. Assists with appeals: pulls and photocopies documents for a Record on Appeal and/or Joint Appendix; indexes cases for a table of authorities; as a liaison with the appellate printer; when necessary, files documents at court. Prepares binders per witness, which can contain interview memos, digests, and relevant documents. Prepares subject matter binders. Retrieves documents as requested by attorneys. Conducts various document searches and factual research, including searches on computerized systems when applicable. Acts as liaison with various internal departments, as well as with other outside agencies (oversees the progress of documents through secretarial and duplicating departments, orders transcripts from court reporting services, fulfills requests from outside counsel, and clients. B.A./B.S. degree is required.
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