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Paralegal - Securities

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Mount Pleasant, SC

Date Last Verified

Aug 03,2017

Posted on

Jul 03,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
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Paralegal - Securities Duties: Performs a variety of paralegal functions to assist attorneys in representing their clients fairly and efficiently, completing casework, documentation and correspondence with clients in preparation for and during litigation. Under direction, completes substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts. This includes assisting more senior paralegals in the commencement of action for new cases, the discovery process, pretrial preparation, trial, post-trial and appellate work, settlements, and general paralegal responsibilities. Draft, proofread, and/or file complaints, answers, notices, affidavits, motions, and other legal documents with attorney oversight. Compile and, as requested, analyze reports for attorneys, including detailing cases settled, remaining defendants in groups of cases and/or status of case investigations. Conduct legal research on case law using PACER, Electronic Court Filing (ECF), Westlaw, and other appropriate law libraries, databases, and online facilities. Assist attorney in all phases of discovery, prepare discovery responses and requests to include requests for production, interrogatories and requests for admissions, depositions, docketing, scheduling, fielding client calls, and frequent written and oral communication with defense and/or co-counsel. Answer, screen, and direct telephone calls appropriately. Set up conference calls, schedule appointments, maintain attorney calendars. Receive and distribute incoming and outgoing mail, shipments, facsimiles, etc. In preparation for trial, prepare pre-trial certificates or statements, trial notebooks, exhibits, depositions/testimony, legal authorities, subpoenas, copies, etc. Correspond with clients and co-counsel as necessary. Organize and maintain legal files. Record billable time for attorneys or staff and submit expense reports as requested. Complete special projects as requested, including assisting with document productions and providing assistance to other Motley Rice personnel and/or co-counsel to meet deadlines.

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certificate required. 3+ years of consistent paralegal work experience. Securities litigation experience preferred. Experience with pleadings and discovery documents required. Superior proficiency with Microsoft Office 2007 Suite. Bluebook citation experience required. Federal court experience preferred. Previous experience in a fast-paced, high pressure environment required. Ability to communicate and work well within a team environment required. Type a minimum of 65 WPM.

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