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Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Date Last Verified

Sep 16,2017

Posted on

Jan 25,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Appellate
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Paralegal Duties: Assist attorneys with all aspects of a diverse and active litigation and appellate practice, and to provide general office support. Responsible for performing a variety of duties to assist attorneys in all phases of litigation and appeal, including discovery, trial, post-trial and appellate phases. Filings: Prepare and file pleadings, briefs, and other documents through electronic filing systems and/or manually at all court levels (trial and appellate), including federal and state courts; conduct citation reviews; proofread and edit pleadings; ensure compliance with local rules of procedure; communicate with clerks’ offices when needed. Discovery: organize case files; assist in the preparation of discovery requests and responses; review and organize the opposition’s discovery responses; process incoming and outgoing document production; conduct document review; prepare witness materials for depositions; assist in reviewing documents for privilege and preparing privilege logs. Case development: conduct fact research; communicate with clients and witnesses; review testimony from depositions and declarations; examine client files obtained from field work. Hearings and Trial: prepare binders and other materials for conferences and hearings; assemble exhibits and required documents for trials; coordinate trial details with attorneys and any required vendors or office personnel. General Office Management: provide general office management and support to attorneys, including, but not limited to, processing invoices and reimbursements; ordering office supplies; liaising with property management companies and various office vendors; and providing any other attorney support, as requested.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certification preferred. 2+ years of litigation paralegal experience required. Experience filing in Federal and State trial and appellate courts required. Strong familiarity with cite-checking experience required. Experience performing research on Westlaw and other online legal databases required. Summation (or other document management) experience required. Strong organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills. Ability to prioritize and handle numerous projects in a timely and efficient manner. Fast and efficient learner. Ability to work moderate overtime, as case needs require.

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