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Title : Paralegal

Location : Georgia - Atlanta
Refer to Job # JHUF707240

Paralegal The candidate will be responsible for supporting attorneys in the various aspects of litigation related to case preparation, management, and execution. Obtain, review, analyze, and summarize legal documentation pertaining to cases. Schedule depositions and other meetings with clients, witnesses, experts, opposing counsel, court reporters and others. Identify, locate, interview, and evaluate potential experts and sends expert packages to parties for review. Track requests for documents and regularly follows up on progress of receipt. Regularly review files and proactively works to move cases forward. Document files and updates clients when necessary regarding status of case. Participate in all aspects of discovery and file or trial preparation as required by supervisor. May prepare draft discovery documents. Maintain an expert database and researches opposing counsel s experts. Make travel arrangements and provides directions and other necessary information to attorney. Perform research pertaining to legal issues and precedents related to particular cases. File documents with the various courts. Perform clerical duties such as typing and filing to the extent required to produce work product or assure proper organization of case files. Enter billable time into computer on a daily basis. Meet a minimum billing requirement of 140 hours per month (1680 per year). Perform non-billable functions, including but not limited to, participating on strategic committees, assisting in seminar development, assisting with production of presentations, mentoring and training new employees. Ensure all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable client guidelines. Remain flexible and open to requests for support or assistance outside of the scope of this job description and to other duties as directed by the Management team. Bachelors or better required. 3+ years of litigation experience required. Certified Paralegal preferred. Knowledge: of legal principles and practices in order to assume responsibility of providing support for attorney team members in case management and information gathering at a level normally acquired through completion of an associate s degree or certified paralegal education; of the various courts, their rules and filing requirements required. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and to provide information with ordinary courtesy, diplomacy and tact required. Accurate typing ability of 45 wpm and comprehensive computer and office equipment experience required.

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