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Title : Litigation Paralegal

Location : Texas - Houston
Refer to Job # FDEJ862451


# Litigation Paralegal is seeking a Litigation Paralegal to join their Paralegal Department in the Houston office. The Litigation Paralegal is responsible for attorney support in the Litigation section. ## Qualifications * Bachelor's degree with 3.0 overall GPA required * Paralegal certificate from ABA approved paralegal program preferred * Notary Certification preferred * At least five years' of significant and substantive litigation experience as a Litigation Paralegal in a large law firm setting preferred * Knowledge of available sources: libraries, courts, schools, companies, other professionals, etc. * Ability to comprehend and interpret content of deposition testimonies * Proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Visio, Powerpoint and general database management * Working knowledge and competency with case management software * Proficiency with Document Review Software * Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels of the Firm and outside vendors * Ability to work in a diverse team environment and effectively support the demanding needs of the Firm * Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines with shifting priorities * Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative * Strong customer service skills, able to anticipate needs * Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects * Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion * Exercises solid strategic thinking and problem-solving skills * Ability to lift 40 pounds required ## Responsibilities Law Firm is looking for a Litigation Paralegal who will be responsible for: * Preparation of pleadings: deposition notices; basic petitions (collection actions, forcible detainer); subpoenas; requests for production of documents; interrogatories; request for admissions; motions to compel answers, for substation, for non-suit; orders for judgment; writ of execution, and others * Assisting with the preparation, filing and service of pleadings * Analysis and preparation of all facets of procedure on pleadings in file, and follow up with file review for status and anticipated further discovery procedures * Compile answers to interrogatories and responses to production requests by file review, correspondence and/or interviews with clients, and other outside sources * Experience managing medium to large-scale document productions * Attend to production of documents and be able to summarize same for attorney and file * Has 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 * Knowledge of filing dates and time-tables for various pleadings in various courts, and preparation of a diary system regarding same * Generate, prepare, and organize documentation and forms, and oversee and coordinate court filings including E-filings for state and federal court * Preparation of chronologies, charts, graphs and maps * File creating, monitoring and maintaining, including the use of tickler system and calendar for self and attorney * Take responsibility and initiative for specific action in a file, summarization and/or preparation of pleadings, correspondence, filing, etc. * Create Additional files and coordinate communication between attorneys, other support staff and other Law Firm offices * Experience drafting, cite-checking, and correcting legal briefs (trial and appellate) * Selective legal research and shepardizing; interpret, summarize and apply cases * Meetings and interviews with clients, interviewing non-party individuals, identifying and locating potential witnesses including experts, locating individuals and their assets, extensive telephone inquiries * Acting as liaison among all parties including court or other neutrals for scheduling and sharing information * Attend depositions, settlement conferences, judgment debtor exam, and hearings as requested by attorney, and summarize proceedings * Testify at court or administrative proceedings regarding work product * Photography and organization of photographs * Attend and summarize depositions, hearings, meetings and settlement proceedings * Preparation of trial notebooks and files * Preparation of pre-trial pleadings * Preparation of witnesses for trial * Trial activities: 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; interacts with witnesses, court clerks, client, vendors, etc. * Coordinate setting up databases with our Electronic Discovery Services Department * Assist and coordinate requests with outside vendors * Other assistance as needed during trial ## Salary and Benefits Law Firm offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Bachelor's degree with 3.0 overall GPA, Paralegal certificate from ABA approved paralegal program
 
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