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Location : California - Los Angeles
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Paralegal (California) The candidate obtains, reviews, analyzes, and summarizes legal documentation pertaining to cases. Schedules depositions and other meetings with clients, witnesses, experts, opposing counsel, court reporters and others. Identifies, locates and evaluates potential experts and sends expert packages to parties for review. Tracks requests for documents and regularly follows up on the progress of receipt. Regularly reviews files and proactively works to move cases forward. Documents files and updates client coordinator when necessary regarding the status of the case. Participates in all aspects of trial preparation as required by the client coordinator. Prepares draft documents. Performs research pertaining to legal issues and precedents related to particular cases. Performs clerical duties such as typing and filing to the extent required to produce nonbillable work products or assure proper organization of case files. Ensures all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable client guidelines available on the firm Intranet.
The candidate should have 2+ years of experience handling general litigation issues. Experience with online case management systems (i.e. File&ServeXpress, Case Anywhere, Westlaw). Ability to review and manage voluminous project documentation; propounding and responding to standard discovery requests; ability to coordinate expert activities, and manage deposition calendar for the complex multi-party cases. ProLaw experience preferred. Knowledge of the various courts, their rules and filing requirements. Interpersonal skills are necessary in order to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and to provide information with courtesy, diplomacy and tact. Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and attention to detail skills to allow for timely, effective, and accurate performance of job duties. Work may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position and to meet financial goal requirements. Applicable overtime pay will be provided with prior approval. Work requires sitting, bending, stooping, computer keyboarding and continuous use of the hands, telephone contact, reading, and may require lifting of 25-50 lbs. or more. Work may also require traveling to offsite locations for the collection of records and information or filing of documents with courts, therefore work may require driving.
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