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Location : Louisiana - Baton rouge
Refer to Job # LBMH706838
This large firm has a long history of serving clients throughout the Southern United States. They have a diverse practice that includes virtually all areas of litigation and transactional law. Pro bono work by all attorneys is encouraged, and billable hours credit is given. Associates receive excellent training and feedback, as well as early responsibility and meaningful work.
Litigation Paralegal The candidate will perform various substantive legal duties under the supervision and direction of the attorneys in the Litigation practice group. Organize and maintain files from the inception of the case through the completion. Conduct factual investigations and interviews to identify key parties, related issues and relevant documents for the preparation of discovery. Assist in the preparation of answers to interrogatories and responses to requests for production of documents. Coordinate depositions of parties requested by attorneys. Summarize and organize depositions, records and testimony utilizing litigation support technology tools. Draft various pleadings and filings in Federal and State level civil litigation. Assist with all aspects of case litigation, trial preparation including identifying and marking exhibits for motions, position papers, mediation depositions and trial. Verify case citations in briefs for current validity and accuracy through Westlaw. Interact with various government and court officials as well as with clients. Maintain attorney calendars with case deadlines. Assist in trial with exhibits, demonstrative aids and witnesses. Maintain timesheets and meet firm deadlines in accordance with Firm policies. Perform other duties as required. A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required. A four-year college degree and a certificate in paralegal studies are preferred. Significant prior experience may be substituted for a combination of the educational requirements is essential. Must have 3-5 years of litigation experience and the ability to manage complex litigation using current technology. Should have a high level of computer literacy including proficiency in MS Office Software Suite and a working knowledge of a document management system. Experience using electronic resources and litigation support software is strongly preferred. Excellent time management, organizational abilities and strong proofreading skills are also required. High school or equivalent is essential.
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