Job Details

Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 11,2018

Posted on

Mar 10,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Chicago, IL
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Paralegal Duties: Work with client and Litigation Support Department to ensure complete discovery in accordance to rules governing e-discovery, Requests for Production of Documents and Interrogatory Responses. Act as liaison between Litigation Technology Department and attorneys/clients in preparing data for loading into databases, preparing productions and privilege logs and ensuring adherence to database best practices. Draft Subpoenas, Interrogatory Responses and Document Requests. Extract and code factual information from documents produced. Review production for key documents, privilege materials, responsiveness. Create chronologies and timelines of key events. Create deposition and witness preparation kits. Schedule court reporters/videographers and negotiate best prices with vendors. Perform internet research to locate witnesses or relevant information. Research expert witnesses prior cases and testimony. Perform factual cite checking for legal briefs. Occasionally research areas of law regarding issues relevant to the case Research individuals including criminal records, bankruptcy filings, car registrations, etc.. Research SEC filings. Perform asset searches. Design and work with outside vendors to create demonstrative trial exhibits. Assist in preparing witnesses. Prepare exhibit list and work with Litigation Technology Department to create endorsed trial exhibits. Occasionally organize and supervise Shadow Jury projects. Schedule witnesses and Court Reporters. Formulate logistical plans for out of town trials. Locate factual and conflicting testimony and create witness kits. Prepare exhibits for Bill of Costs. Prepare the Record on Appeal. Assist with Appellate filings.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A BA/BS is required; paralegal certificate a plus. Must have 3+ years of complex litigation experience in a law firm environment. The ideal litigation paralegal will be well organized, detail oriented, able to multi-task, technologically proficient, and able to remain professional and friendly under deadline oriented and stressful situations. Candidates must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be proactive, discreet, flexible, and have the ability to exhibit good judgment and problem solving skills.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Freeborn & Peters, L.L.P.
311 S Wacker Dr Ste 3000
Chicago, IL 60606


"Pleasant, but Too ""Political"""

Current Employee - Reviewed on September 13, 2017

Employees that aren't part of the ""in-group"" are not being used to the best of their potential, and I have seen them become discouraged as a result. Figure out how to make the office more merit-based without damaging the otherwise pleasant vibe.

Pros : The work-life balance is pretty reasonable, and they have occasional parties and events that help build team rapport. All and all, the atmosphere tends to be pretty laid back. That said, these strengths also sometimes actually contribute to certain negative elements of the firm's culture becoming more noticeable.
Cons : Office politics come into play far too often. Some people get away with doing less than their fair share, or with receiving desirable work they otherwise wouldn't get, because of their connections with others in the firm and their seniority.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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