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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : New York - Long Island
Refer to Job # AMSW844647

This medium-sized law firm has some of the best litigation attorneys around. Although they have come in somewhat under the radar screen in terms of the Washington DC community, the work that gets done here-- commercial litigation, white collar crime, and a wide variety of civil disputes--is about the best around. This is the type of firm that attracts lawyers more concerned with their craft than with the name on the door. Look for sophisticated work and the opportunity to practice with some of the best trial lawyers in the East Coast to be the reward here!
Litigation Paralegal The candidate will draft, review, and analyze legal documents as requested by attorneys. Maintain pleadings, files, calendars, and other case material in electronic databases. Gather and circulate case materials to the project team. Arrange filings, mailings, and service of process with appropriate courts, government agencies, and other parties. Legal and factual cite-checking, including creating a Table of Authorities, Table of Contents, and jeopardizing and editing briefs to Blue Book standards and applicable court rules. Support all stages of litigation, including e-Discovery, e-filing, and trial preparation activities. Work in conjunction with others to create and maintain document review platforms (Concordance and Relativity experience preferred). Interact with clients and outside vendors, expert witnesses, and other law firms to gather and share information or data. Under attorney supervision, perform research (factual, legal, internet, and other) and analyze documents to identify issues and relevant information. Compile information and prepare documentation that details key findings. Prepare for and attend depositions, hearings, trials, and arbitrations. Coordinate assembly of exhibits and appendices for pleadings, witness materials, depositions, and trials. Summarize deposition and trial exhibits and transcripts. Obtain services from outside contractors, including court reporters and filing services. Process billing and disbursement paperwork in connection with those services. Act as liaison for the project team with support departments and other offices in the firm. Perform other work-related duties as assigned. Should have a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution, and 2+ years of paralegal experience or paralegal certification. Expert-level cite-checking proficiency is preferred. Must have the ability to read and interpret legal documents. Ability to write in a succinct, legal style and to speak effectively before attorneys and/or employees of the firm. The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must possess strong organizational, time management, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads.

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