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Paralegal

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

Atlanta, GA

Date Last Verified

Aug 14,2017

Posted on

May 10,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Paralegal The candidate will be responsible for supporting attorneys in the various aspects of litigation related to case preparation, management, and execution. 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, interviews, and evaluates potential experts and sends expert packages to parties for review. Tracks requests for documents and regularly follows up on progress of receipt. Regularly reviews files and works to move cases forward. Documents files and updates clients when necessary regarding status of case. Participates in all aspects of discovery and file or trial preparation as required by supervisor. May prepare draft discovery documents. Maintains an expert database and researches opposing counsel's experts. Makes travel arrangements and provides directions and other necessary information to attorney. Performs research pertaining to legal issues and precedents related to particular cases. Files documents with the various courts. Performs clerical duties such as typing and filing to the extent required to produce work product or assure proper organization of case files. Enters billable time into computer on a daily basis. Performs non-billable functions, including participating on strategic committees, assisting in seminar development, assisting with production of presentations, mentoring and training new employees. Ensures all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable client guidelines. Should preferably be a certified paralegal. Must have 3-5 years of litigation experience. Should have knowledge of legal principles and practices in order to assume responsibility of providing support for attorney team members in case management and information gathering at a level normally acquired through completion of an Associate's degree or certified paralegal education. Must have knowledge of the various courts, their rules and filing requirements. Typing speed of 45 wpm and comprehensive computer and office equipment experience essential.

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