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Location : Louisiana - New Orleans
Refer to Job # TBTE748028
Litigation Paralegal Duties: Assist with preparation of pleadings and discovery in federal and state court matters and arbitration proceedings. Assist with preparation of federal and state administrative filings. Analyze, review and organize documents and data from materials produced during discovery; and, prepare/coordinate document production and responses to discovery requests. Prepare deposition and record subpoenas according to state and federal regulations; coordinate production of third-party records and summarize some; prepare deposition outlines and summaries. Analyze and review privileged documents. Trial and arbitration preparation; preparation and management of trial exhibits and other trial related assistance. Prepare initial drafts of various pleadings and discovery documents in matters before Federal Administrative Law Judges (MSHA and OSHA). Presentation of case summaries and courses of action to supervising attorneys. Conducting legal research, including but not limited to, Lexis and Pacer research. Cite-checking and shepardizing and assistance with motion preparation. Liaison with courts and litigation vendors, including process servers and couriers. Prepare responses to audit requests. Keep abreast of developments, procedures and rules in the forums where the office practices. Demonstrate basic strategic thinking and initiative with case assignments. Maintain calendars, provide attorney billing/invoice processing support, complete reports and enter time records and create new file and update client matter reports. Address client case status inquiries, including steps in process remaining, processing times, and consular appointment issues. Witness interviews and preparation of interview summaries, prepare government agency filings. Extensive subpoena service, editing documents.
Qualifications: Associate Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Paralegal degree or related certificate, high school diploma or equivalent minimum. ABA Paralegal Certificate highly preferred. 5+ years' legal experience is a plus, preferably in employment law. Experience with class-actions, and wage and hour productions a plus. Strong interpersonal skills, detail orientated with exceptional analytical skills. Reliability, teamwork, professionalism, and the ability to multi-task are essential. Proficiency in Windows environment including Word, Outlook and Excel. Must be proactive with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedures. Results oriented and excellent time management skills. Creative problem solving skills. Well versed in trial preparation. Ability to work under pressure/deadlines and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; self-motivated. Ability to interact professionally with attorneys and support staff while maintaining a strong client service attitude. Knowledge of attorney billing system a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work independently and as part of a team towards common goal of excellent client service. Solid working knowledge of CaseMap, TrialMap, and Trial Director. Highly client focused as the position requires strong customer service skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of people and personalities. Strong sense of confidentiality and ability to exercise sound judgment.
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