Job Details

Litigation Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 07,2018

Posted on

Aug 06,2018

Years of Experience

5-10 yrs required

Location

Des Moines, IA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Litigation Paralegal Responsibilities: Work directly with and under the supervision of attorney(s) to assist with a range of legal support functions. Conduct factual and legal research and gathering appropriate documentation, rules, and citations for drafting and/or reviewing complex pleadings, briefs, motions, forms, etc. Work closely with clients, staff, and attorneys in order to complete discovery responses and assist with discovery requests. Assist in preparation for depositions, trials, and post-trial submissions, including appeals. May take on a variety of projects related to the legal field in general, including areas outside litigation.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: College degree or 2 years of college and completion of an accredited legal assistant program. 5-10 years of experience with an emphasis in broad spectrum litigation and other areas of law is strongly preferred. Knowledge of Iowa and Federal procedural rules including Iowa Rules of Appellate Procedure regarding formatting and requirements for appeal briefs. Litigation support software, Iowa Support Master, and Iowa Documents. Legal research tools and software, such as Shepards and Checkcite, Lexis and/or Westlaw, Iowa and Federal Court Electronic Filing Systems, including EDMS, CM/ECF, and Secretary of State is also preferred.

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Company info

Annette Lavia
Human Resources Manager
Whitfield & Eddy P.L.C
317 Sixth Avenue
Suite 1200
Des Moines, IA 50309-4195

Review:

"Very Large With Plenty Of Opportunity's"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Ideally this firm would start to down size a little bit or if they don't want to downsize they would start to have more get-togethers to make sure that everyone is comfortable with each other on a more personal level. Other than that this firm is exceptional.

Pros : I really liked the fact that there is so much room for advancement at this firm. Being a large firm the starting salary is exceptional as well and has amazing benefits with plenty of overtime available.
Cons : There can be a sense of separation between you and other workers a lot of the time during regular office hours. This put me off since I felt uncomfortable at times asking other attorney's for advice when I needed it.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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