Litigation Paralegal

Paralegals are responsible for supporting case teams through all aspects of the litigation life cycle.  Paralegals manage all aspects of large-scale and complex litigation matters including document maintenance, calendar tracking, relevant research and cite checking for any case teams they are assigned to. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Perform work efficiently and cost-effectively, meeting expectation of 1500 annual billable hours.
  • Manage the production of hard copy and electronic documents, including collecting documents and data from clients, processing documents from opposing and third parties, maintaining chain of custody, handling logistics of document productions, preparing privilege logs and printing.
  • Maintain case files, including storing hard copy and electronic documents and overseeing document management systems.
  • Assist counsel with preparing briefs and other legal documents for filing, including Blue Booking, cite-checking, compiling exhibits and appendices, formatting documents according to local rules, coordinating serving legal documents on opposing parties, and arranging for service of process.
  • Assist counsel with performing substantive factual research, including analysis of documents, summaries of information, conducting interviews.
  • Research court rules and procedures.
  • Maintain case calendars and track deadlines.
  • Prepare for depositions, conferences, and hearings, including compiling documents, assisting in preparing witness outlines, managing logistical and technical details.
  • Prepare for trials, including compiling and tracking trial exhibits, preparing documents and evidence for courtroom use, setting up trial offices, managing trial vendors, interacting with courtroom staff and opposing party paralegals.
  • Collaborate with the Managing Clerks Office and Litigation Support departments as needed. 
  • Perform administrative tasks as required and any other functions/duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required or ABA Paralegal Certification.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience in litigation.
  • The ability to travel as needed.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook Suite.
  • Fundamental proficiency in online research and internet resources (Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and equivalents).
  • The ability to navigate various electronic databases and document repositories.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills as well as a strong attention to detail.
  • Effective interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work well independently, as well as the ability to effectively collaborate within a team.
  • Knowledge of Directory List & Print (Pro), E-Transcript Viewer, Lexis CaseMap, Lexis TextMap, QuickTime Player, RealLegal E-Transcript; SharePoint; Westlaw Drafting Assistant, Best Authorities, Winsome File Reamer and WinZip.
  • The ability to work overtime as required/necessary, including occasional nights, weekends, and holidays, and for out-of-town trials.

If you are interested in applying for this position please complete an application here.